For Agathon, in fighting fields (Thomas Norris)
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Title: For Agathon, in fighting fields
Composer: Thomas Norris
First published: 1766 in Fifth collection of Catches, Canons and Glees
Original text and translations
For Agathon, in fighting fields renowned,
Abdera mourns his funeral pile around.
For him she mingles tears with bright applause,
Who nobly suffered in his country's cause.
No youth so brave, unknowing how to yield
E'er perished in the thunder of the field.