When Flora decks (William Noel Johnson)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-02)  CPDL #76907:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-02).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 264 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: When Flora decks
Composer: William Noel Johnson
Lyricist: John Cunningham
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1893 Novello, Ewer, and Co.

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Original text and translations

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A Sonnet

When Flora decks the mantling bow’rs
In elegant array,
And scatters all her op’ning flow’rs
A compliment to May,

With glowing joy my bosom beats,
I gaze delighted round,
And wish to see the various sweets
In one rich nosegay bound.

’Tis granted— and their bloom display’d
To bless my wand’ring view.
I see them all— my beauteous Maid!
I see them all in— you.