Underneath this stone doth lie (William Benson Earle)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-01-20).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: Underneath this stone doth lie
Composer: William Benson Earle
Lyricist: Ben Jonson

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: From an edition printed for the author (vanity publication) c.1780.

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Original text and translations

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Underneath this stone doth lie
As much virtue as could die;
Which, when alive, did vigour give
To as much beauty as could live.