Hence! Hence! Hence with your trifling deity, Z 632/5 (Henry Purcell)

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Editor: William Long (submitted 2006-07-04).   Score information: Letter, 14 pages, 108 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Hence! Hence! Hence with your trifling deity
Composer: Henry Purcell
Lyricist: Thomas Shadwell

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Bass solo
Genre: SecularAria

Language: English
Instruments: Mixed ensemble - 2 alto recorders (or 2 oboes) and basso continuo

First published: 1694
Description: from Timon of Athens, The Man Hater (1694)

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Original text and translations

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Hence with your trifling Deity;
a greater we adore; Bacchus, who always
from that blind Childish Pow'r keeps us free.
Love makes you languish and look pale,
and sneak and Sigh and whine,
but over us no griefs prevail,
while we have lusty Wine.