Garret Wesley, 1st Earl of Mornington
(1735 - 1781)

Gently bear me
(A.A.T.B.)
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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 twenty-first collection.
Lyrics: Anon

Gently hear me, charming maid;
Cupid, come and lend thine aid.
Her heart, to soften my pain, remove;
Smile, Maria, and say you love.
On thy bosom let me lay,
Sigh and gaze my soul away.