On Edward's brow (Philip Hayes)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-03-06).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 129 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: On Edward's brow
Composer: Philip Hayes
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: ATTTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1786 The Muses' Fancy
Description: Text "For Edward the 6ths statue at St Thomas's Hospital".

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Original text and translations

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On Edward's brow no laurels cast a shade,
Nor at his feet are war-like spoils display'd;
Yet here, since first his bounty rais'd the pile,
The lame grow active and the languid smile;
See this, ye chiefs, and struck with envy pine;
To kill is brutal, but to save divine.