Luffman Atterbury
(1740 - 1796)

Love's a gentle, gen'rous passion
(A.T.B.)
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From Atterbury's collection of glees for three and four voices, pub. c.1777.
Lyrics: Benjamin Kemp

Love's a gentle, gen'rous passion
Source of all sublime delights,
Which with mutual inclination
Two fond hearts in one unites.

What are titles, pomp or riches,
If compared with true content?
That false joy which now bewitches
When obtained we may repent.