Legh Richmond
(1772 - 1827)

Hail to pleasure's frolic train
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Richmond was a clergyman and amateur composer of glees. He is credited with the invention and introduction of the hymnboard with moveable numbers.

The current item was printed for the Harmonic Society of Cambridge.
Lyrics: Anna Letitia Barbauld

Hail to pleasure's frolic train,
Hail to fancy's golden reign;
Festive mirth and laughter wild,
Free and sportive as a child;
Hope with eager sparkling eyes,
And easy faith and soft surprise.
Let these, in fairy colours dressed,
Forever share my careless breast.
Then, though wise I may not be,
The wise themselves may envy me.