Peter Pears ten, Benjamin Britten pf
Quarles's poem is entitled 'Ev'n like two little bank-divided brooks' and is based on a line from The song of songs, also known as the 'Canticles'.
Hugh Lawrie Richard Sheppard (1880-1937), Dean of Canterbury and founder of the Peace Pledge Union. The Canticle was originally to have been dedicated to Eric Crozier.
The original text source shares a volume with the texts for two other Canticles: Canticle III 'Still falls the rain - The raids, 1940, night and dawn', op. 55 and Canticle IV 'Journey of the Magi', op. 86.