Luffman Atterbury
(1740 - 1796)

Lay that sullen garland by thee
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Between 1763 and 1794 Thomas Warren published, through differing publishers, an annual collection of catches, canons and glees, under the aegis of the Catch Club. This item was published in the sixth collection.
Lyrics: Henry Bold

Lay that sullen garland by thee;
keep it for th'Elizian shade.
Take my wreath of lusty ivy,
Not of that fond myrtle made.
When I see thy soul descending
To that cold unfertile plain
Of sad fools, the lake attending;
Thou shalt wear the crown again.
Sadness may some pity move;
Mirth and rage conquer love