Go not too near a house of rose (James Gibb)

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  • (Posted 2011-11-02)  CPDL #24844:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2011-11-02).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 50 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Revised files uploaded 16/01/19.

General Information

Title: Go not too near a house of rose
Composer: James Gibb
Lyricist: Emily Dickinson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Go not too near a House of Rose,
The depredation of a breeze,
Or inundation of a dew,
Alarms its walls away;
Nor try to tie the butterfly,
Nor climb the bars of ecstasy,
In insecurity to lie,
Is Joy’s insuring quality.