What is life and all its pride (Lord Mornington)
- (Posted 2012-01-10) CPDL #25317:
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2012-01-10). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 110 kB Copyright: Personal
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Title: What is life and all its pride
Composer: Lord Mornington
Description: From Warren's sixteenth "Collection of Catches, Canons and Glees".
Original text and translations
What is life and all its pride,
If love and pleasure be denied?
Snatch me hence ye fates whene'er
The am'rous bliss I cease to share.
O let us crop each fragrant flow'r
While youth and vigour give us pow'r;
For frozen age will soon destroy
The pow'r to give and take a joy.