Love delights the giddy lad (Samuel Webbe)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2023-09-10). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 256 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
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First published: 1794 Warren's thirty-second collection
Original text and translations
Love delights the giddy lad,
Prudent age to claret flies;
For to love is to be mad,
But to drink is to be wise.
With Copernican myst'ries have done;
Let the earth turn around or the sun:
Such arguments always decline.
What needs such elaborate pother,
Since the turning of one or the other
Will ripen the juice of the vine?