Though mirth our object (Samuel Webbe)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-03-01).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 173 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Though mirth our object
Composer: Samuel Webbe
Lyricist: Anon, probably the composercreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: Unknown

First published: 1790
Description: "Epicedium. To the Memory of the late Sir Watkin Williams Wynne, Bart. Composed at the Request of his Grace the Duke of Leeds" Wynne was a long-term patron of Webbe, and of the Catch Club.

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Original text and translations

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Tho' mirth our subject, can we yet forbear,
To worth like his now gone, one friendly tear.
Attached to us, yet not to us alone,
On arts in ev'ry branch his bounty shone.
Peace to his shade, who while on earth, was proved
The model of that harmony he loved.