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XL JUNE e, 1903.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


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it appeals to similar mental interests. I look with no favourable eye on this tendency, because it distorts or destroys what I regard as the most sacred possession of our people, and tramples with iron heel on what ought to be loved and fostered.' "

ASTARTE.

A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT OF THE

WORKS OF CHARLES DIBDIN. (See 9 th S. viii. 39, 77, 197, 279 ; ix. 421 ;

x. 122,243; xi. 2, 243.)

1797. Valentine's Day, a short Table Entertain- ment, written and composed by Charles Dibdin, first performed 14 th February, 1797.

The songs were published in folio, price Is., and otherwise as described in ' The General Election,' ante, p. 245. Headings of songs are similar to No. 7 unless noted. 1. The Complaint. 4pp.

  • 2. Valentine's Train.
  • 3. The Jew Pedlar.

4. Every Man's Friend. 4 pp.

5. The Patent Coffin. 4 pp.

6. The Tailor's Daughter. 4 pp.

7. The Shipwrecked Tar written & composed by Mr. Dibdin, and sung by him in his New Enter- tainment called Valentine's Day. London, Printed & Sold by the Author, at his Music Warehouse, Leicester Place, Leicester Square.


  • 8. A Nuptial Invocation.
  • 9. Valentine's Day.


The above formed the original programme of songs, in the order as advertised. There were afterwards added :

10. A Dose for the Dons. A New Song for the popular Entertainment of Valentine's Day. Written, as a tribute of admiration, and inscribed, with pride and pleasure to Admiral Lord Jervis, and the gallant Officers of his invincible Fleet, by C. Dibdin. London, &c. 4 pp.

11. Jervis for Ever, a New Song, for the popular entertainment of Valentine's Day. Written as a forecastle effusion and most heartily inscribed to the Jolly Tars, who so nobly drubbed the Dons on the 14 th of February, 1797, by their Admirer and fellow Subject C. Dibdin. London, &c.

1797. Maecenas the Second; an interlude "pre- pared as a vehicle to introduce a Serenata, in honour of the Royal marriage, called Datchet Mead : or, the Fairy Court," first performed by Dibdin 20 th May, 1797.

It also included the following songs, all but the last from previous entertainments :

  • 1. A Dose for the Dons. (No. 10, ' Valentine's

Day.')

  • 2. The Patent Coffin. (No. 5, 'Valentine's Day.')

3. Jervis for Ever. (No. 11, 'Valentine's Day.')

4. The Auctioneer. (No. 19, 'Castles in the Air.')

  • 5. The End of my Song.

1797. Datchet Mead, or The Fairy Court. A Serenata written, composed, and performed at New Sans Souci, Leicester Place, Leicester Square, In honour of the Nuptials of his Most Serene Highness The Hereditary Prince of Wirtemberg, with the Princess Royal of Great Britain ; and inscribed


with lively zeal and fidelity, to the Queen : By Her Gracious Majesty's loyal and Dutiful subject, C. Dibdin. Upright folio, 20 pp. ; pp. 2, 19, and 20 blank ; signed, price marked with pen 4s. There are in all ten movements in this Serenata, the songs being (1) ' Mab's Sum- mons,' (2) ' The Fairies' Offering,' (3) ' Fairy Fub's Adventures,' (4) 'A Nuptial Invocation/ (5) ' A General Chorus.'

1797. A Complete History of the English Stage. The first monthly part of this work appeared in May, 1797. See particulars under date 1800.

1797. The Sphinx, a Table Entertainment written and composed by C. Dibdin, first performed 7 th October, 1797.

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. 1.

1. A Laugh at the World. Written & composed by M r Dibdin, and sung by him in his New Enter- tainment called The Sphinx. London. Printed & Sold by the Author, at his Music Warehouse, Leicester Place, Leicester Square.

2. The Gardener. 4pp.

3. Give and Take. 4pp.

4. The Lyric Test.

5. The Nancy.

6. The Labourer's Welcome Home.

  • 7. Epping Hunt.

8. All's One to Jack.

9. True Glory.

10. The Advantage of Toping. 4pp.

11. Love's Probation.

12. Captain Wattle and Miss Roe. 4 pp.

  • 13 Smithfield Bargain.

14. The Country Club.

15. Miss Muz the Milliner and Bob the Barber.

16. The Kiss.

  • 17. The Italian Music Master.

Hogarth assigns this to ' A Tour to the Land's End ' (1798).

18. Tol de rol de rol.

19. Finale.

The above formed the original programme of songs, in the order as advertised for the opening night. Subsequently there were added, No. 21 serving as a Finale :

20. A Salt Eel for Mynheer. 4 pp.

21. Duncan and Victory. 4pp.

22. Freedom's Contribution.

This relates to a subscription initiated 9 Feb., 1798.

23. Maids and Bachelors.

The words of Nos. 10 and 14 appeared with engraved illustrations (about 9 in by 6 in.) in a series of sheets published by Laurie & 1 Whittle, 53, Fleet Street. The series was apparently a long one, for these are numbered respectively 477 and 395, and dated 1 Dec.,