Treasure Island

Robert Herrick

(1591-1674 / London / England)

A Christmas Carol, Sung to the King in the Presence at White-Hall


Chorus.

What sweeter music can we bring,
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  • Lindsay George Eaglesham (12/22/2006 4:28:00 PM)

    The simplest phrase can be sublime in its context: ...'The Darling of the world is come, and fit it is we find a room to welcome Him.'
    Achingly beautiful when I heard it sung, by King's College Cambridge boys I think it was. The effect of a beautiful phrase reminds me of a remark by Thomas Mann: 'Beauty can pierce one like a pain.' (Report) Reply

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