See the bowl sparkles (Lord Mornington)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2011-12-05). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 104 kB Copyright: Personal
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First published: 1774
Description: One of those catches that is more lubricious in performance than the anodyne lyrics might suggest. It was published in Warren's fourteenth collection, 1774.
Original text and translations
See the bowl sparkles with wine;
You four sing our favourite glee.
Endless pleasures we press from the vine;
Dull spleen is the extract of tea.