John Dryden—Two Poems in Honor of St. Cecilia’s Day
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But bright Cecilia rais’d the wonder high’r;
When to her organ, vocal breath was giv’n,
An angel heard, and straight appear’d
Mistaking earth for Heav’n.
“A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day” full text: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44185/a-song-for-st-cecilias-day-1687
“Alexander’s Feast; or, the Power of Music” full text: https://poets.org/poem/alexanders-feast-or-power-music
Happy feast of St. Cecilia!
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