How sweet, how graceful (Philip Hayes)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-03-06).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 148 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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Title: How sweet, how graceful
Composer: Philip Hayes
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1786 The Muses' Fancy

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Original text and translations

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How sweet, how graceful pretty Chloris shone,
And what a shorten'd course she had to run;
These violets speak and roses spread around,
Whose bloom is closed when scarce to open found.
But stop, my muse! Reproach not ordered fate,
Nor say that beauty's frail, when 'tis too late:
For bloom eternal, with eternal days,
This seeming fault abundantly repays.