James Brooks
(1760 - 1809)

He that loves a rosy cheek
Full score (PDF), €0.30 for a single copy   Buy this item
Choir offer (PDF), €1.50 for 9 copies   Buy this item
Printable cover page (PDF), €0.00 for unlimited copies   Download this item

Please click here to report any problem obtaining a PDF
Page 1 of 2
For licensing/copyright information please click here
From Brooks' first set of glees, printed in London and Bath, c.1796.
Lyrics: Thomas Carew

He that loves a rosy cheek.
Or doth coral lips admire,
Or from star-like eyes doth seek
Fuel to maintain his fire:
As old time makes these decay,
So his flame must waste away.

But a smooth and steadfast mind,
Gentle thoughts and calm desire,
Hearts with equal love combined,
Kindle never-dying fire.
Where these are not, I despise
Lovely cheeks, or lips or eyes.