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Author D'Urfey, Thomas, 1653-1723.

Title Songs compleat, pleasant and divertive [microform] : set to musick by Dr. John Blow, Mr Henry Purcell, and other excellent masters of the town ; ending with some orations, made and spoken by me several times upon the publick stage in the theater ; together with some copies of verses, prologues, and epilogues, as well for my own plays as those of other poets, being all humerous and comical / written by Mr. D'Urfey ....

Imprint London : Printed by W. Pearson, for J. Tonson, 1719-20.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Basement Library of English Literature Microfiche Cabinets  LEL 22316-18    ---  Available
Description 6 v. : music, port.
Series Library of English literature ; LEL 22316-18
Note Filmed from a facsimile reprint, probably published shortly before 1876. cf. C.L. Day. "Pills to purge melancholy," Review of English studies 8 (1932)
Vols. 2 and 6 with title: Wit and mirth; or, Pills to purge melancholy; being a collection of the best merry ballads and songs, old and new. Fitted to all humours, having each their proper tune for either voice, or instrument, most of the songs being new set.
Publication originally begun in 1698, edited by Henry Playford; continued in 1707 by John Young. "In 1719-1720 ... Jocab Tonson published a final edition of Pills in six volumes. The songs were drastically re-arranged, and more than two hundred new ones, all written by Thomas D'Urfey, were added. These, together with nearly all the songs by D'Urfey which had already been included in the collection, were carefully brought together in volumes I and II."--C.L. Day.
Reproduction Microfiche. Chicago, Ill. : Library Resources, inc., 1976. 3 microfiches : positive ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of English literature ; LEL 22316-18)
Note s 1976 ilu n
Subject Songs, English.
Ballads, English.
Added Author Playford, Henry, 1657-
Young, John
Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695.
Blow, John, -1708.
Added Title Wit and mirth [microform]
Pills to purge melancholy [microform]

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