Jeremiah Clark
(c.1743 - 1809)

Haste, fond mortals, haste away
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Eight songs, Op. 2, pub. c.1775.

This edition is available with the full string accompaniment, or with a keyboard reduction of the string parts.
Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer

Haste, fond mortals, haste away,
To arched groves and meadows gay;
Leave, O leave the seats of strife,
Taste the perfect joys of life.

Virtue sole triumphant reigns
O'er the wide extended plains;
Virtue there alone presides,
Wrinkled care and pain derides.

Let not monarchs boast of bliss;
None so perfect, sure, as this.
Fears attend on pomp and state;
None so wretched as the great.