Thomas Arne
(1710 - 1778)

Arne : Good statesmen need not only wit : illustration

Good statesmen need not only wit
(A.T.B.)
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Included by Thomas Warren in his "Collection of vocal harmony consisting of catches, canons and glees never before published", c.1775.
Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer

Good statesmen need not only wit,
But Argus' eyes to see;
For here's a hit and there's a hit,
But where can you hit me?
This nought impairs their high renown
Tho', like true women's men,
They're in and out and up and down,
And in and out again.