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

When Bacchus with Venus disputed the prize
(T.T.T.)
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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 seventeenth collection.
Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer

When Bacchus with Venus disputed the prize,
The club weighed their merits, and doubts did arise.
At length, to the beam the scale gave a kick,
And the god of the vine lost it just in the nick.
For the goddess, declaring the prize was her own,
Threw in a sweet smile, so she got it by one.