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Hope Squire
1878 - 1935
Great Britain, England
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E.H. Squire
Evelyn Hope [Hope] Squire (1878 - 1935) was a professional musician who married Frank Merrick in 1911. Apart from the items in this list, there are two round portrait photographs of her in the grandchildren’s room. In addition she was the artist who designed and embroidered the peacock and butterfly picture, and the riverside picture, also in that room. The letters which she and Frank Merrick exchanged, and the papers associated with his imprisonment, are catalogued under Frank Merrick. The music which she composed has been lost; it included a setting of Longfellow’s ‘Hiawatha’.
A requiem - When I am dead my dearest
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:Christina (Georgina) Rossetti (1830 - 1894)
"When I am dead, my dearest", published 1938, for voice and piano.
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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