James Nares
(1715 - 1783)

Nares : O'er Handel's tomb : illustration

O'er Handel's tomb
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Publ. 1775.
Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer

O'er Handel's tomb Apollo wept,
The bard in laurel'd honours slept;
Then, through the element of air,
The God was heard his will declare:
Though turned to dust, my Handel's name
Shall ever fill the trump of Fame.