The Poet's Life
The manuscript of the song has a dedication to "Mrs. Fitton", but this is crossed out.
The song was published in 1907 as one of the Seven Lieder of Edward Elgar, with English and German words.
German words by Ed. Sachs.
THE POET'S LIFE
• There are about 20 lines of verse, of which only the first and last are shown.
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- Songs and Piano Music by Edward Elgar has "The Poet's Life" performed by Mark Wilde (tenor), with David Owen Norris (piano).
- The Songs of Edward Elgar SOMM CD 220 Neil Mackie (tenor) with Malcolm Martineau (piano), at Southlands College, London, April 1999
- Kennedy, Michael, Portrait of Elgar (Oxford University Press, 1968) ISBN 0-19-315414-5
- Ellen Burroughs was a pseudomym of the American poet Sophie Jewett (1861—1909)
- Isobel Fitton, "Ysobel" of the Enigma Variations