Hence! Hence! Hence with your trifling deity, Z 632/5 (Henry Purcell)
- (Posted 2006-07-04) CPDL #11951:
- Editor: William Long (submitted 2006-07-04). Score information: Letter, 14 pages, 108 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: 1694
Description: from Timon of Athens, The Man Hater (1694)
Original text and translations
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.