John Danby
(c.1757 - 1798)

The Fairest Flow'rs the Vale Prefer
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This glee gained a Catch Club prize medal in 1786.
Lyrics: Anon

The fairest flowers the vale prefer,
And shed ambrosial sweetness there;
While the tall pine and mountain oak
Oft feel the tempest's ruder stroke.

So, in the lowly moss-grown seat,
Dear peace and quiet dwell:
The storms that wreck the rich and great
Fly o'er the shepherd's cell.