Who can dwell with greatness (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-05-08). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 98 kB Copyright: CPDL
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First published: 1900
Description: A tribute to Queen Victoria, shortly before her death.
Original text and translations
Who can dwell with greatness? Greatness is too high;
Flowers are for the meadow, suns are for the sky;
Ah! but there is greatness in this land of ours,
High as is the sunight, humble as the flowers.
Queen, of thee the fable! Lady, thine the fate!
Royal, and yet lowly, lowly, and yet great;
Great in far dominion, great in pomp of years,
Greater still as woman, greatest in thy tears!