When Bacchus with Venus disputed the prize (Lord Mornington)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-03-01). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 201 kB Copyright: Personal
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First published: 1780
Description: A catch from Warren's seventeenth collection.
Original text and translations
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.