The American Anthem is Satanic Praise & Admonition to

entwine/JOIN hand in hand WITH Venus and Bacchus THE Devil.


To ANACREON in Heav'n, where he sat in full Glee,
          A few Sons of Harmony sent a Petition,
          That He their Inspirer and Patron wou'd be;
          When this Answer arriv'd from the JOLLY OLD GRECIAN
                        "Voice, Fiddle, and Flute,
                        "No longer be mute,
I'll lend you my [DEVILISH] Name and inspire you to boot,
         "And, besides,
I'll instruct you like me, to intwine
         "The Myrtle of VENUS
with BACCHUS's Vine.

          The news through OLYMPUS immediately flew;
          When OLD THUNDER pretended to give himself Airs_
          If these Mortals are suffer'd their Scheme to pursue,
The Devil a Goddess will stay above Stairs.
                            "Hark! already they cry,
                            "In Transports of Joy
         "Away to the Sons of ANACREON we'll fly,
         "And there, with good Fellows,
we'll learn to intwine
         "The Myrtle of VENUS
with BACCHUS'S Vine.

The YELLOW-HAIR'D GOD and his nine fusty Maids
         "From HELICON'S Banks will incontinent flee,
         "IDALIA will boast but of tenantless Shades,
         "And the bi-forked Hill a mere Desart will be
                      "My Thunder, no fear on't,
                      "Shall soon do it's Errand,
dam'me! I'll swinge the Ringleaders I warrant,
         "I'll trim the young Dogs, for thus daring to twine
         "The Myrtle of VENUS with BACCHUS'S Vine.

APOLLO rose up; and said, "Pr'ythee ne'er quarrel,
King of the Gods with my Vot'ries below:
         "Your Thunder is useless_then, shewing his Laurel,
          Cry'd. "Sic evitabile fulmen, you know!
                      "Then over each Head
                      "My Laurels I'll spread
my Sons from your Crackers no Mischief shall dread,
         "Whilst snug in their Club-Room, they Jovially
         "The Myrtle of VENUS with BACCHUS'S Vine.

          Next MOMUS got up, with his risible Phiz,
          And swore
with APOLLO he'd cheerfull join_ [THE DEMONS]
         "The full Tide of Harmony still shall be his,
         "But the Song, and the Catch, & the Laugh shall bemine
                     "Then, JOVE, be not jealous
                      Of these honest Fellows,
          Cry'd JOVE, "We relent, since the Truth you now tell us;
swear, by OLD STYX, that they long shall entwine
         "The Myrtle of VENUS
with BACCHUS'S Vine.

          Ye Sons of ANACREON, then, join Hand in Hand;
          Preserve Unanimity, Friendship, and Love!
         'Tis your's to support what's so happily plann'd;
You've the Sanction of Gods [DEMONS], and the FIAT of JOVE.
                          While thus
we agree
                          Our Toast let it be.
          May our Club flourish happy, united and free!
          And long may the Sons of ANACREON
          The Myrtle of VENUS
with BACCHUS'S Vine.