True Englishmen, drink a good health, Z 284 (Henry Purcell)
- Editor: Raymond Nagem (submitted 2019-05-25). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 54 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: From The Second Book of the Catch Club or Merry Companions (London: John Walsh, c. 1700).
Title: True Englishmen, drink a good health, Z 284
Composer: Henry Purcell
Description: A catch in praise of the "Seven Bishops" tried for libel by James II in 1687.
Original text and translations
True English Men, drink a good health to the Miter,
Let our Church ever Flourish, tho' her Enemies spite her;
May their cunning and Forces no longer prevail,
But their malice, as well as their Arguments, fail:
Then remember the Seven, who supported our Cause,
As stout as our Martyrs, and as just as our Laws.