Songe to Aelle (John Wall Callcott)
- Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2008-05-26). Score information: A4 (landscape), 9 pages, 89 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The original spelling of Chatterton's poem has been restored in this edition.
Description: A four part glee. Possibly part 1 of a set with Callcott's glee Oh thou where'er (thie bones att reste).
- The full annotated text of Chatterton's poem may be found at the online version of "The History of English Poetry: From the Eleventh to the Seventeenth Century" By Thomas Warton. page 346
Original text and translations
Middle English text
'Songe to Aelle
Lines 1 to 4
by Thomas Chatterton (1752-1770)
O thou or whatt remaynes of thee,
Aelle the darlynge of futuritie
Lette this mie songe bolde as thy courage bee,
As everlastynge to posterytie!