John Alcock
(1715 - 1806)

Alcock : Here, beneath this lofty shade : illustration

Here, beneath this lofty shade
(S.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: Horace (trans. Philip Francis)

Here, beneath this lofty shade,
Thus in careless freedom laid,
While Assyrian essence sheds
Liquid fragrance on our heads;
While we may, with roses crowned,
Let the cheerful bowl go round.
Bacchus can our cares control,
Cares that prey upon the soul.