Note: Below the image are eight lines, in two columns, of Elena's song from Sir Henry Taylor's Philip van Artevelde (Act v. sc. i).
- Quoth tongue of neither maid nor wife
- To heart of neither wife nor maid:
- “Lead we not here a jolly life
- Betwixt the shine and shade?”
- Quoth heart of neither maid nor wife
- To tongue of neither wife nor maid:
- “Thou wag'st, but I am worn with strife,
- And feel like flowers that fade.