Oh love, how swift thy fairest prospects fade (John Wall Callcott)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2023-09-12).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 238 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Oh love, how swift thy fairest prospects fade
Composer: John Wall Callcott
Lyricist: William Hodsoncreate page
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1793 Warren's thirtieth collection

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Original text and translations

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Oh love, how swift thy fairest prospects fade!
Swift as the beauty of a vernal day.
At morn the sun illumes the dewy glade,
And flow'rs expanding drink his orient ray:
But soon it passes, chilling blasts arise,
The flow'rets droop, its lustre disappears,
And the light clouds that glow'd with golden dyes,
Chang'd to black vapours, mourn its fate in tears.