John Melhuish Strudwick (1849-1937)

Oh, Swallow, Swallow, 1894

Inspired by Alfred Tennyson’s poem ‘The Princess, A Medley’ (1847):

O Swallow, flying from the golden woods,
Fly to her, and pipe and woo her, and make her mine,
And tell her, tell her, that I follow thee.

John Melhuish Strudwick

When Apples Were Golden and Songs Were Sweet but Summer Had Passed Away, 1906