John Danby
(c.1757 - 1798)

Sweet muse, who lov'st the virgin spring
(A.T.B.)
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Published in Danby's Second Collection of Catches, Canons and Glees, 1789.
Lyrics: Anon

Sweet muse, who lov'st the virgin spring,
Hither thy sunny flow'rets bring,
And let thy richest chaplet shed
Its fragrance round my Delia's head.
O string the Lesbian lyre again;
Let all the sisters raise the strain
And consecrate to deathless fame
My loved, my Delia's honour'd name.