With sighs, sweet rose (John Wall Callcott)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2023-09-12). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 258 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
- Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. Prepared from the primary source.
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-09-27). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 188 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcription of Novello's edition.
- Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2009-06-07). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 82 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Based upon Horsley's edition
First published: 1800 (printed for C. Knyett)
2nd published: 1824 Horsley (memorial edition)
3rd published: 1853 Novello's Glee Hive no.64
Description: A four part glee showing the influence of Haydn and Mozart. The alto part was composed for the singer and composer William Knyvett
Original text and translations
With sighs, sweet rose, I mark thy faded form,
So late bedecked with many a flow'ret gay;
Thy tender frame has shrunk beneath the storm,
And all thy charms are verging to decay.
Yet whilst I mourn, loved plant, thy early doom,
Poor hapless victim of the pitying shower,
Reflection whispers, then again shall bloom,
And joyful feel the sun's reviving power;
Returning spring thy beauties shall renew,
Again the breeze shall waft thy sweets along;
Thy fragrant flowers, enchanting to the view,
Shall live for ever in the poet's song;
Whilst I, with unavailing tears, deplore,
Dear happy hours that can return no more.