God Knows the Price of Tuning Forks

Music: Qui Passe: for My Ladye Nevell.
By William Byrd. Sequenced by Lory Werths.


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God knows the price of tuning forks,
And alphabets, and astral signs.
Beside the passion of the flame
Reclines a squat and jealous name;
Inside the tyranny of lines
Endures a sweet, soft-scented shame,
Loosing stays, and words, and corks.

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