John Danby
(c.1757 - 1798)

Awake my muse
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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 twenty-seventh such collection.
Lyrics: William Richardson

Awake my muse, awake my lyre,
In Delia's praise, and may the lay,
Glowing with pure prophetic fire,
Flow copious, elegant and gay.

Her virtues and her charms proclaim,
Proclaim her innocent of guile,
And gentle; and transmit to fame
The power of her subduing smile.