I saw a fly within a bead Of amber cleanly buried ; The urn was little, but the room More rich than Cleopatra's tomb.
- by Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674), "The amber bead" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Bruce Adolphe (b. 1955), "The amber bead", published 1982 [tenor and piano], from To His Imaginary Mistress, no. 3. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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This text was added to the website: 2013-05-29
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