May the god of wit inspire

by Henry Purcell

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May the god of wit inspire
English source: Elkanah Settle

May the God of Wit inspire,
The Sacred Nine to bear a part;
And the blessed heav’nly choir,
Shew the utmost of their art.
While Echo shall in sounds remote,
Repeat each note, each note, each note.


Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell (c. 10 September 1659 – 21 November 1695) was an English composer. It is said that he began composing at nine years old. As an adult, he became organist at Westminster Abbey, and later the Chapel Royal. Information from Wikipedia. For…


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