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BALLAD OPERAS AND BALLADS 41
Latin, sung as a " Latin Chorus" at a concert given by John Travers, though to what tune they were sung is not known. The Latin words are as follows :—
O Deus optime Salvum nunc facito
Regem nostrum ; Sit lseta victoria Comes et gloria, Salvum jam facito
Exurgat Dominus, Rebelles dissipet,
Et reprimat; Dolos confundito ; Fraudes depellito ; In te sit sita spes ;
O Salva nos.
Sir John Hawkins, in his History of Music, sums up Carey's abilities thus : "As a musician Carey seems to have been one of the first of the lowest rank ; and as a poet the last of that class of which D'Urfey was the first, with this difference, that in all the songs and poems written by him on wine, love, and such kind of subjects, he seems to have manifested an inviolable regard for decency and good manners."
A name that looms large in the musical life of the eighteenth century is that of Dr. Arne, who flourished from 1710 to 1773. Dr. Arne, whose