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Malcolm Leonard Lawson
1849 - aft.1893
Great Britain, England
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M.L. Lawson
Malcolm Leonard Lawson (1849 - aft.1893), an English composer, born in London, studied in London, France and Germany.
Author:Maggie Humphreys and Robert Evans
Source:Dictionary of Composers for the Church in Great Britain and Ireland
Hereafter
Period:Romanticism
Composed in:1893
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:Christina (Georgina) Rossetti (1830 - 1894)
"Hereafter", published 1893, for voice and piano, in the collection First Album of People's Songs and others.
When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress tree:
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.

I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on, as if in pain:
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.

Christina Rossetti
(from Goblin Market and other Poems, published 1862)
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Chr. Rossetti
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