Poet Thomas Ford


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Thomas Ford, lutenist and composer, was born in England in 1580. Not much is known about Ford, though it is known that he was appointed the position of musician to Prince Henry in 1611, and from 1625 to the civil war, appointed the same position to Charles I. He was remember principally as a composer of ‘ayres’, a type of composition developed by Dowland, a melodic prominence is given to the upper voice. Ford’s works includes, Musicke of Sundrie Kindes (1607), the first part in which contained several songs, eleven of them ayres, for example; Faire Sweet Cruell, and There is a Ladie...

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ON bridges small and bridges great
Stands Nepomucks in ev'ry state,
Of bronze, wood, painted, or of stone,
Some small as dolls, some giants grown;
Each passer must worship before Nepomuck,
Who to die...

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