Richard John Samuel Stevens
(1757 - 1837)

Crabbed age and youth
(A.T.T.B. + reduction)
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Stevens composed this glee in 1790 and submitted it (unsuccessfully) for the Catch Club prize medals for that year.
Lyrics: Anon, possibly William Shakespeare

Crabbed age and youth cannot live together;
Youth is full of pleasure, age is full of care.
Youth like summer morn, age like winter bare,
Age, I abhor thee, youth I adore thee,
O my love is young;
Age, I do defy thee, O sweet shepherd hie thee,
For methinks thou stayest too long.