- CA OTUFM 34-F-1-11
Part of J. Churchill Arlidge fonds
File consists of score for voice and piano. Text is written on reverse in pencil. The text is taken from Lord Byron's poem, "Stanzas To A Lady, With The Poems Of Camoëns":
This votive pledge of fond esteem,
Perhaps, dear girl! for me thou’lt prize;
It sings of Love’s enchanting dream,
A theme we never can despise.
Who blames it but the envious fool,
The old and disappointed maid;
Or pupil of the prudish school,
In single sorrow doom’d to fade?
Then read, dear girl! with feeling read,
For thou wilt ne’er be one of those;
To thee in vain I shall not plead
In pity for the poet’s woes.
He was in sooth a genuine bard;
His was no faint, fictitious flame.
Like his, may love be thy reward,
But not thy hapless fate the same.