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9">S.XI. MARCH 28, 1903.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


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and issues from old plates of No. 15 by Diether, and No. 4 by G. Walker. The latter also had Nos. 6 and 18 re-engraved.

1795. (Museum date.) *A collection of Songs from The Oddities, The Wags, Private Theatricals, The Quizes, Castles in the Air, Great News, Will of the Wisp, and Christmas Gambols, Adapted for Two flutes, by Mr. Dibdin. To be continued occa- sionally in Numbers Price Three Shillings each Number. London, Printed by Mr. Dibdin at his Warehouse, No. 411 Strand. Where may be had every Article specified in his catalogue. [Signed] C. Dibdin. Oblong 4to, 24 pp.

1795. Christmas Gambols. A short Table Enter- tainment, written and composed by Charles Dibdin, first performed 28 th Dec r , 1795.

The songs were published in folio, and otherwise as described in * Will of the Wisp.' Headings of songs are similar to No. 1, unless noted.

1. England's Tree of Liberty. Written & com- posed by Mr. Dibdin, and sung by him in his New Entertainment called Christmas Gambols. London. Printed & Sold by the Author at his Music Ware- house, 411 Strand, opposite the Adelphi.

2. Love at Fifty.

3. The Pedlar. 4pp. Title on front.

4. A Voyage to Margate.

This is the title in Dibdin's advertisement, but the title on the song as published is 'The Margate Hoy,' Leicester Place edition; I have not seen one issued from 411, Strand. Title on front.

5. The Lads of the Glen. Signed, and stamped C.A.D.

6. Jacky and the Cow.

7. Ned that died at Sea.

8. Kickaraboo.

9. Leap Year.

No. 9 in * Private Theatricals,' 1791, had the same title, but was a different song.

  • 10. Christmas Gambols.

The above formed the original programme of songs, in the order as advertised. I have seen Leicester Place editions of Nos. 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8, and issues from old plates of No. 9 by Diether, and No. 4 by G. Walker. The latter also had No. 6 re-engraved

1796. The fourth volume of Dibdin's Collection of Songs was probably published in this year : see under 1790.

1796. Hannah Hewit; or, The Female Crusoe. Being the History of a Woman of uncommon, men- tal, and personal accomplishments ; who, After a variety of extraordinary and interesting adventures in almost every station of life, from splendid pros- perity to abject adversity, was cast away in the Grosvenor East Indiaman : And became for three years the sole inhabitant of an Island, in the South Seas. Supposed to be written by herself. There is an especial providence in the fall of a sparrow. Volume I. (II. or HI.) London : Printed for C. Dibdin, at his Music Warehouse, No. 411, Strand,

3 yols. 12mo. Vol. i. pp. iv (unnumbered), xviii, 220 ; vol. ii. pp. ii, 271 ; vol. iii. pp. ii,


275. No date, but was published about April or May, 1796.

1796. The General Election, a Table Entertain- ment, written and Composed by Charles Dibdin, first performed 8 th October, 1796. The songs were published in folio, price Is., signed by Dibdin, on a sheet of 4 pp., the front blank, except where noted. In nearly every case there is an arrangement for two flutes on the last page. Headings of songs are similar to No. 2.

  • 1. Sans Souci.

2. The Good of the Nation. Written & com- posed by Mr. Dibdin, and sung by him in his New Entertainment called The General Election. Lon- don Printed Sold by the Author, at his Music Warehouse, Leicester Place, Leicester Square.

3. The Irish Wedding.

4. The Rustic Orpheus. 4 pp. Title on front page.

5. Love's Lesson.

6. Nancy Dear

  • 7. The Rowdydowdydow.

Hogarth assigns this to ' Tom Wilkins (1799).

8. Jack's Claim to Poll.

9. The Mad Lover. 4 pp. Title on front page.

10. The Irish Echo.

11. Meg of Wapping.

12. Anne Hatheawaye.

Words previously printed in ' Hannah Hewit, vol. iii. p. 81.

13. Pope Joan.

  • 14. A Song of Songs, containing (1) Clovy, (2) No,

I thank you, (3) Gentle God of Love, (4) High Down Diddle, and (5) A Glee.

This group of songs was apparently used in other entertainments. It is in the book of words of ' Heads and Tails ' (1805), and Hogarth places it in ' The Cake House ' (1800).

15. Cheap Experience.

16. The Sailor's Maxim.

17. Mounseer Nongtongpaw.

  • 18. Negro Philosophy.

19. The Tye-Wig Volunteers.

  • 20. The Finale.

The above formed the original programme of songs, in the order as advertised. I have seen later issues from Dibdin's plates of No. 15 by J. Lawson, and Nos. 3, 8, 11, and 17 by G. Walker. E. RIMBAULT DIBDIN.

Morningside, Sudworth Road, New Brighton. (To be continued.)


WILLIAM BARNES AGAIN. (See 9 th S. x. 486.) There is no doubt that Barnes was a genius in his way, and that he produced many pastoral poems of consider- able beauty, though it may be questioned whether local dialect is a good vehicle for poetry or anything else. But the Dorsetshire dominie was in some matters what the Americans call a downright