John Danby
(c.1757 - 1798)

O friendship, thou balm
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Published in Danby's First Collection of Catches, Canons and Glees, 1785.
Lyrics: Alexander Pope

Oh friendship, thou balm and rich sweet'ner of life,
Kind parent of ease and composer of strife,
Without thee, alas, what are riches and pow'r,
But empty delusions, the joys of an hour.