Stephen Paxton
(1734 - 1787)

How sweet! How fresh!
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One of Stephen Paxton's more popular glees, this early example of his work won a Catch Club prize medal in 1779.
Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer

How sweet! How fresh! This vernal day!
How musical the air!
Nature was never seen so gay,
Were but my Silvia near.
Hush wanton birds, your am'rous song
Alarms my tender breast;
Retire sweet whistling winds, be gone,
Retire; 'tis love's request.