George Canning

(11 April 1770 – 8 August 1827 / London, England)

Moderate Men and Moderate Measures


Praise to placeless proud ability,
Let the prudent muse disclaim;
And sing the Statesman--all civility--
Whom moderate talents raise to fame.
He, no random projects urging,
Make us wild alarms to feel;
With moderate measures, gently purging
Ills that prey on Britain's weal.


CHORUS.
Gently purging,
Gently purging,
Gently purging Britain's weal.[1]


Addington, with measured motion,
Keep the tenor of thy way;
To glory yield no rash devotion,
Led by luring lights astray;
Splendid talents are deceiving;
Tend to councils much too bold;
Moderate men we prize, believing,
All that glitters is not gold.


GRAND CHORUS.
All that Glisters,
All that Glisters,
All that Glisters is not gold![2]

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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