Samuel Webbe
(1740 - 1816)

Webbe : Gentle manners, virtuous lives : illustration

Gentle manners, virtuous lives
Full score (PDF), €0.00 for unlimited copies   Download this item
Printable cover page (PDF), €0.00 for unlimited copies   Download this item

Please click here to report any problem obtaining a PDF

Click on the illustration to display a larger version
Page 1 of 3
Creative Commons Licence
This work, Webbe : Gentle manners, virtuous lives : scoreid 148165, as published by notAmos Performing Editions, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. All relevant attributions should state its URL as Permissions beyond the scope of this licence may be available at
Published for the author in 1792.
Lyrics: Anon

Gentle manners, virtuous lives,
Make easy husbands, happy wives;
These are the only means we know
To make a little heav'n below.

Angry manners, vicious lives,
Make wretched husbands, cursed wives;
And hence such evils take their birth,
Which make a little hell on earth.

Two easy things will satisfy mankind;
An easy fortune and an easy mind:
But the one thing that gives a man content
Is a good conscience from a life well spent.