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Little is known of James Radcliffe beyond his description of himself on the title-page of his set of glees (pub. c.1790) as being "of Worcester Cathedral". He was a Lay Clerk there from 1780, but was suspended for absenteeism in 1791, and permanently dismissed in 1793.

Lyrics: John Milton

Live and love, enjoy the fair,
Banish sorrow, banish care;
Mind not what old dotards say,
Age has had its share of play,
But youth's sport begins today.

From the fruits of sweet delight
Let not scarecrow virtue fright.
Here in pleasure's vineyard, we
Rove like birds from tree to tree,
Careless, airy, gay and free.

James Radcliffe
(fl.1790)

Live and love, enjoy the fair

(A.T.B.)

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