There is too much of merely Anacreontic prettiness about the description of the bridal bed and the lamenting Loves.
He said this to himself as an officer was trolling forth an Anacreontic song.
In the succeeding example the sentiment is still more Anacreontic.
The song is good in itself, but it is even more interesting as being the last product of Peacock's Anacreontic vein.
He wrote Anacreontic poems, full of wine and love, and appears to us like a reveller masking in a surplice.
This statue may represent one of the youthful favourites of the tyrant Polycrates hymning his master's love in Anacreontic strain.
His Anacreontic and Horatian odes are far happier; among these some of his most delightful work is found.
The peculiar verse of Skelton, styled skeltonical, is a sort of English Anacreontic.
It is the possible visits of Duke Wharton, and a few of his Anacreontic associates, that excite my apprehension.
Toast, sentiment, and Anacreontic song, succeeded each other at speedy intervals; but there was no speechifying—no politics.
of or in the manner of Anacreon, "convivial bard of Greece" (literally "Up-lord"), the celebrated Greek lyrical poet (560-478 B.C.E.), born at Teos in Ionia. Also in reference to his lyric form (1706) of a four-line stanza, rhymed alternately, each line with four beats (three trochees and a long syllable), also "convivial and amatory" (1801); and "an erotic poem celebrating love and wine" (1650s).
Francis Scott Key in 1814 set or wrote his poem "The Star-Spangled Banner" to the melody of "To Anacreon in Heav'n," the drinking song of the popular London gentleman's club called The Anacreontic Society, whose membership was dedicated to "wit, harmony, and the god of wine." The tune is late 18c. and may be the work of society member and court musician John Stafford Smith (1750-1836).