The blossom so pleasing (Samuel Webbe)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-01-03).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 142 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: The blossom so pleasing
Composer: Samuel Webbe
Lyricist: Anonymous
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATBB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1792

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Original text and translations

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The blossom so pleasing, at summer's gay call,
Must languish at first, and afterwards fall;
But behind it the fruit, its successor shall rise,
By nature disrob'd of its beauteous disguise.

So Celia when youth, that gay blossom, is o'er,
By her virtues improv'd shall engage me the more;
Shall recall ev'ry beauty that brighten'd her prime,
When her merit is ripen'd by love and by time.