Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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THE SOLDIER' S DEE AM.
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THE CAPTIVE KNIGHT.
The words of " The Captive Knight" were written by Mrs. Hemans, and the music was composed by her sister, Mrs. Arkwright. The music was very popular, as the stir­ring march of the approaching army was given, and an interlude which imitated the distant sounds of its heavy tread, before the plaintive words were sung, " They are gone! They lave all passed by," &c. The poem was suggested to the author by Scott's lines in " The Lady of the Lake ":
The prisoned thrush may brook the cage. The captive eagle dies for rage.








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