Wrong not, sweet Empress (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-20)  CPDL #78411:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-20).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 309 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Wrong not, sweet Empress
Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Lyricist: Walter Raleigh
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1909 in Six Part-Songs for SATB, no. 4
Description: Novello and Co.

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Original text and translations

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Wrong not, sweet Empress of my heart,
The merit of true passion,
With thinking that he feels no smart,
That sues for no compassion.

Silence in love bewrays more woe
Than words, though ne’er so witty:
A beggar that is dumb, you know,
May challenge double pity.

Then wrong not, dearest to my heart,
My true, though secret passion;
He smarteth most that hides his smart,
And sues for no compassion.