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172 The National Music of America.
Cry'd Jove —' We'll relent, since the Truth you
now tell us; And swear by Old Styx that they long shall in-
twine The Myrtle of Venus with Bacchus's Vine.' (Chorus.)
" Ye Sons of Anacreon, then join Hand in Hand; Preserve Unanimity, Friendship, and Love, 'Tis yours to support what's so happily plann'd, You've the sanction of Gods and the Fiat of Jove. While thus we agree Our Toast let it be,
May our Club flourish happy, united and free. And long may the Sons of Anacreon intwine The Myrtle of Venus and Bacchus's Vine." (Chorus.)
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