When Bacchus with Venus disputed the prize (Lord Mornington)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-03-01).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 201 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. This edition comprises a both modern realisation, and a statement of the piece in its original specialised format.

General Information

Title: When Bacchus with Venus disputed the prize
Composer: Lord Mornington
Lyricist: Anon, probably the composercreate page

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTT
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1780
Description:  A catch from Warren's seventeenth collection.

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Original text and translations

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When Bacchus with Venus disputed the prize,
The club weighed their merits, and doubts did arise.
At length, to the beam the scale gave a kick,
And the god of the vine lost it just in the nick.
For the goddess, declaring the prize was her own,
Threw in a sweet smile, so she got it by one.