Democritus, Dear Droll

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Democritus, Dear Droll




We may assume that Hayes wrote these words; many catch and glee composers did so, and Hayes makes a point of crediting other lyricists where applicable. So this short meditation on the various exhortations of two ancient philosophers - Democritus, famed for laughing at human foibles, and Heraclitus, who held humankind in contempt - is probably Hayes' own. His detached comment in line 3 leaves us none the wiser, but we might enjoy the contrasting time signatures which underline the difference between the two great men.


Hayes, W.

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