She walks in beauty (Henry Elliot Button)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-29)  CPDL #75850:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-29).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 416 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: She walks in beauty
Composer: Henry Elliot Button
Lyricist: George Gordon Byron
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1900 Novello, Ewer, and Co.
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Original text and translations

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She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect or her eyes:
Thus mellow’d to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling place.

And on that cheek and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!