Some glory in their birth (Michael Gray)
- Editor: Michael Gray (submitted 2016-12-02). Score information: Letter (landscape), 7 pages, 224 kB Copyright: CC BY NC ND
- Edition notes: This is part of an on-going collection for SAB choirs, "Book of Sonnets."
First published: 2014
Description: This is part of an on-going collection for SAB choirs, "Book of Sonnets."
External websites: http://www.graymichael.com
Original text and translations
Some glory in their birth, some in their skill,
Some in their wealth, some in their body's force,
Some in their garments though new-fangled ill;
Some in their hawks and hounds, some in their horse;
And every humour hath his adjunct pleasure,
Wherein it finds a joy above the rest:
But these particulars are not my measure,
All these I better in one general best.
Thy love is better than high birth to me,
Richer than wealth, prouder than garments' cost,
Of more delight than hawks and horses be;
And having thee, of all men's pride I boast:
Wretched in this alone, that thou mayst take
All this away, and me most wretched make.
William Shakespeare (Sonnet XCI)