How I love the festive boy, Op.8, no.2 (Alexander Campbell Mackenzie)
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Description: Translation by Thomas Moore of Ode XXXIX from Odes of Anacreon.
Original text and translations
How I love the festive boy,
Tripping through the dance of joy.
How I love the mellow sage,
Smiling through the veil of age.
And whene'er this man of years
In the dance of joy appears,
Age is on his temples hung,
But his heart, his heart is young.
- Translation by Thomas Moore