All is not gold (William Joseph Westbrook)
- (Posted 2019-05-11) CPDL #54214:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-05-11). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 96 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Title: All is not gold
Composer: William Joseph Westbrook
Description: Gained the 2nd prize of £15, offered by the Bristol Madrigal Society, 1865.
Original text and translations
All is not gold that shineth bright in show,
Not every flower so good as fair to sight,
The deepest streams above do calmly flow,
And strongest poisons oft the taste delight.
The pleasant bait doth hide the harmful hook,
And false deceit can lend a friendly look.