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Genuine 17th century poetry / song?

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:51 pm
by Henri De Ceredigion
I am just watching the new Channel Four imported drama "New Worlds" and the following poem / song has been recited / sung and would like to know if it is a genuine 17th century poem / song or a modern day inspiration?

Fill the bowl with rosy wine, rosy wine. And round our temples roses twine. And let us cheerfully awhile, like the wine and roses smile! Today is ours, what do we fear? Today is ours, we have it here!

Re: Genuine 17th century poetry / song?

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:55 pm
by SteveC

Re: Genuine 17th century poetry / song?

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:30 pm
by Henri De Ceredigion


Yep, that's the one. Next question what is an epicure?

Re: Genuine 17th century poetry / song?

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:32 am
by Tamsin Lewis
It was set to music by Henry Bowman.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... 382_f._39r).jpg
and by Purcell
Also, I think, as a catch


An epicure is a follower of Epicurus - someone who enjoys good food and wine :)

Re: Genuine 17th century poetry / song?

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:37 pm
by SteveC
Note to self: you DO NOT have the time to start adding 'learn some period songs' to your project list.











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Re: Genuine 17th century poetry / song?

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:11 pm
by Strafford
Hubridas. A poetic retelling of the English Civil War.
Paradise lost and Paradise Regained by John MIlton. He was also Cromwell's Latin Secretary.

Not 17th Century but if you live in the same world as I do.... The Secret People by G.K.Chesterton.