Tuesday, October 06, 2020


Content of Mind

Anonymous, in English Madrigal Verse, 1588-1632, ed. E.H. Fellowes (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1920), p. 63:
In crystal towers and turrets richly set
    With glittering gems that shine against the sun,
In regal rooms of jasper and of jet
    Content of mind not always likes to woon.
But often times it pleaseth her to stay
In simple cotes enclosed with walls of clay.
Attributed to Geoffrey Witney by Alfred Einstein, Essays on Music (New York: W.W. Norton & Company Inc., 1962), p. 134.

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