Beauty is a lovely sweet (Thomas Bateson)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-03-04). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 60 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Because the alto part is very low in places, it has been set in the octave-below-treble clef. Revised files uploaded 3/3/18. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: Beauty is a lovely sweet
Composer: Thomas Bateson
Original text and translations
Beauty is a lovely sweet,
Where pure white and crimson meet.
Join’d with favour of the face,
Chiefest flow’r of female race.
But if virtue might be seen,
It would more delight the eyne.