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John Dryden—Two Poems in Honor of St. Cecilia’s Day

By James T. Majewski ( bio - articles - email ) | Nov 22, 2022 | In Catholic Culture Audiobooks (Podcast)

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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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James T. Majewski is Director of Customer Relations for CatholicCulture.org, the host and “voice” of Catholic Culture Audiobooks, and co-host of Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast. A film and voice actor based in New York City, he holds a BA in Philosophy and an MFA in Acting. See full bio.

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