Thomas Norris
(1741 - 1790)

Norris : Bacchus, Jove's delightful boy : illustration

Bacchus, Jove's delightful boy
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Between 1763 and 1794 Thomas Warren published, through differing publishers, an annual collection of catches, canons and glees, under the aegis of the Catch Club. This item was published in the sixth collection.
Lyrics: Anacreon (trans. Francis Fawkes)

Bacchus, Jove's delightful boy,
Gen'rous god of wine and joy,
Still exhilarates my soul
With the rapture of the bowl.
Then with feather'd feet I bound,
Dancing in a festive round;
Then I feel, in sparkling wine,
Transports delicate, divine.
Then the sprightly music warms,
Songs delight and beauty charms;
Free and easy, light and gay,
Thus I charm the hours away.