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Holder described himself in the frontispiece of his collection of glees, Op. 6 as organist of Bungay, Suffolk.

Lyrics: Anacreon (trans. Rev. D.H.Urquhart)

Care sleeps whene'er I drink my wine;
Then why thus anxiously repine?
Since sadness cannot death defer,
Why does my life from reason err?
With Bacchus let us revels keep,
For while we drink our sorrows sleep.

Joseph William Holder
(1764 - 1832)

Care sleeps

(T.T.T.B.)

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