Go to the ant (Henry Harington)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2008-05-25).   Score information: A4, 2 pages   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.

General Information

Title: Go to the ant
Composer: Henry Harington

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1800

Description: From "Songs, duets and other compositions by Doctor Harington of Bath never before published. Studio fallente laborem. London. Printed for the author & sold by the engraver E. Riley No. 8 Strand J. Preston No. 97 Strand Lintern's Bath &c." 1800

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Original text and translations

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Go to the ant, thou sluggard;
Consider her ways, and be wise.
Give not sleep to thine eyes
nor slumber to thine eyelids.