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LONDON, SATURDAY, JANUARY , 1903. comparatively small matters, which may
safely be left to the judicious reader.
to the ballad . Clerk
Bibliography of Dibdin, 2 – Tennyson's • Lord of Bur- The opening stanza of this narrative states
her lord no less a sum than
-Tintagel Church-Rookwood and his Ride-"Notor".
have been thinking of another ballad, where
Armigerous Families--Bruce and Burns, 11-Roubiliac's
Wi' a lang linen band ?
“Transcendant, 15 — Atlas Wanted -B. R. Haydon not an epithet indicative of exquisite grace.
It is probably similar lyrical bewilderment
"Ohan! and alas !” in the text, and explains
row," meaning wrap or roll, as rap, which
IN 1887 the late Prof. Henry Morley
Till he has reached Dunallan's towers,
Library. He seems to have restricted his
," which occurs in Leyden’s ‘Elfin-King,' poet who has written genuine Scottish verse
It's dowie i' the hin' o' hairst,
37. Wigs; or, The Inundation. Sung also in The At the wa'gang o'the swallow,
Oddities' (revived). When the winds grow cauld, when the burns grow
On Nos. 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, bauld, An' the wuds are hingin' yellow.
31, 32, 33, 34, and 36 appears a note adverThis enshrines the mood represented by the tising the harpsichord lessons (see below). Of equestrian pace of Clerk Colvin.
several songs I have later impressions from THOMAS BAYNE.
the plates, which bear also Dibdin's Leicester Place address. I have seen still later issues
- in most cases from Dibdin's plates-of A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT OF THE Nos. 5, 9, 18, 27, and 32 by G. Walker, No. 13
WORKS OF CHARLES DIBDIN. by J. Diether, No. 16 by J. Lawson, also a (Continued from 9th S. x. 245.)
pirated single sheet of No. 33 by Hime of 1790. The Wags; or, The Camp of Pleasure, a
Dublin. Hogarth includes the following Table Entertainment written & composed by songs in his collection as in The Wags':Charles Dibdin, first performed 18th October, 1790. *38. Neighbours Fare.
The songs were published in folio, price ls., *39. Peace and War. signed by Dibdin, on a sheet of 4 pp. Usually
*40. The Difficult Task. the music and first stanza of the songs are
*41. Crotchets and Quavers. on pp. 2 and 3, the front being blank, and
Early advertisements of “The Wags' menp. 4 occupied by the rest of the words and tion No. 39, also a song :arrangements for flute and (or) guitar. Ex- 42. Hey Fellow. Well Met (of which I find no ceptions are noted. The headings of the other trace), also • The Finale." songs, unless mentioned as otherwise, are 1790. (Museum date, doubtful.) *Ode in honour of similar to that on No. 1.
His Majesty's birthday, written and composed by 1. The Watery Grave. Written and composed C. Dibdin. London, folio. by Mr. Dibdin, for his entertainment called The
1790. *Book of the songs in A Divertisement (sic), Wags, or The Camp of Pleasure. London: Printed with Dialogue intended only to introduce the and Sold by the Author, at his Music Warehouse, following favourite songs, selected, written and No. 411 Strand, opposite the Adelphi. Title on Dibdin. In two parts ; 13 songs and an overture.
composed (with new Accompanyments) by Mr. 2. A Drop of the Creature.
The first performance, at Covent Garden Theatre, 3. Sound Argument.
was on 23rd November, 1790. 4. Patrick O'Row. (Price marked with a pen.)
1791. A Sonata, adapted for the Harpsichord or 5. The Soldier's Adieu.
Piano-Forte, with an accompaniment for the violin 6. Nautical Philosophy. (No price marked.)
or flute; from the subjects of Bachelor's Hall, 7. Indian Death Song.
Poor Tom, & the Camp of Pleasure; being No. 1 of a 8. Happy Jerry.
collection to be publish'd monthly by Mr. Dibdin 9. Jack in his Element. Title on front page.
from the favorite Songs in his Wags and Oddities. 10. The Joys of the Country.
Printed and sold by the Author at his Music ware11. Death or Victory. Title on front page.
house 411 Strand. Oblong folio, 8 pp., front and 12. The Virtue of Drunkenness.
back blank. Signed at foot of first engraved page. 13. Buxom Nan.
Nos. 2 and 3 are similar. The subjects in 14. Family Likeness.
No. 2 are 'Happy, Jerry,' 'The Virtue of 15. Morality in the Foretop.
Drunkenness,'and the 'Greenwich Pensioner.' 16. The Dustman. 17. Swizzy.
Those in No. 3 are the ‘Mock Italian Song,' 18. Soldier Diok.
Ben Backstay,' and 'Peggy Perkins. Price 19. The Shipwreck.
1s. 6d. A fourth number was advertised as 20. The Negro and his Banjer.
in preparation in an advertisement of Dib21. Olympian Hunt.
din's Entertainment, but I doubt if it 22. The Camp of Pleasure. 4 pp. 23. Death Alive.
appeared. 24. Irish (Mock ?) Italian Song. 12 pp. Front and 1791. Private Theatricals; or, Nature in Nubibus, back blank. Price 2s. 6d.
a Table Entertainnent by Charles Dibdin, first 25. Shenkin and Winny.
performed 318t October, 1791. 26. Celia.
The songs were published in folio, price 1s., 27. The Woodman. 28. The True English Sailor.
signed by Dibdin, on a sheet of 4 pp. Usually 29. True Friendship.
the music of the song is on pp. 2 and 3, the 30. The Wily Fox.
front being blank, and p. 4 occupied by 31. A Savage Love Song.
the rest of the words and arrangements for 32. Bonny Kate.
flute and (or) guitar. Exceptions are noted. 33. Little Ben. 34. The Constant Sailor.
Headings of songs are similar to No. 1, or 35. The Pleasures of the Chase.
mentioned as otherwise. 36. Love's Concerto. (This was apparently in The 1. Bill Bobstay written and composed by Mr. Oddities' as 'The Musician's Love Song.')
Dibdin, for his entertainment called Private Thea
tricals or Nature in Nubibus. London. Printed & 1792. A Collection of Songs. Second volume pubSold by the Author, at his Music Warehouse 411 lished, also third edition of vol. i. See 1790 ante. Strand opposite the Adelphi.
1792. The Quizes; or, A Trip to Elysium, a Table On this song only there is the note “A Entertainment written & coniposed by Charles Lesson, for the Harpsichord adapted by Mr. Dibdin, first performed 13 October 1792. Dibdin from the subjects of his different The songs were published in folio, price 1s., songs, will be publish'd on the 15 day of every signed by Dibdin, on a sheet of four pages, Month.” I have found no evidence that more the front being blank, except where noted. than the three already recorded were pub- In some cases there are arrangements on p. 4 lished.
for the flute or two flutes, but the first stanza
is oftener continued on p. 4 than in previous 2. Roses and Lilies. Title on front. 3. The Royal Nuptials.
entertainments. Headings of songs 4. The Lucky Escape.
similar to No. 1, or noted as otherwise. 5. Virtue.
1. The Etymology of Quiz, written and composed 6. The Beggar. Title on front.
by Mr. Dibdin, for his Entertainment called The 7. The Rara Avis.
Quizes, or A Trip to Elysium. London. Printed & 8. Conjugal Comfort.
sold by the Author, at his Music Warehouse No 411, 9. Leap Year.
Strand, opposite the Adelphi. 10. Tantivy.
2. A Hint to the Ladies. ii. Poor Peg.
3. Humanity's Cot. 12. Nothing but Drunk.
*4. The Pleasures of the Camp, a parody. See 13. Jack's Gratitude. Title on front.
under same title in Castles in the Air' (1793). 14. The Drummer.
5. A Welch Love Song. Title on front page.' 15. The Soldier's Last Retreat.
6. The Blind Sailor. 16. Tack and Tack.
7. The Fair. Title on front page. 17. The Reward of Fidelity. Title on front.
8. The Bowmen of Kont. 18. The Sailor's Consolatiou.
9. The Miseries of War. 19. Meum and Tuum.
10. The Grecian History. 20. The Sailor's Return.
ll. None so Pretty. 21. Life's a Pun.
12. The Recompense of Constancy 22. The Waggoner.
13. Neighbour Sly. In several cases I have later issues bearing 14. Honesty in Tatters. (See No. 28, ‘Private the Leicester Place address; also still later Theatricals,' 1791.)
* 15. The Camp. issues of 19 and 20 by G. Walker, and pirated
*16. The Harmony of Nature. editions of 4 and 20° by Hime of Dublin ; of 17. The Quietus. 4 by. L. Ding of Edinburgh. Nos. 3, 9, and 18. The Savoyard. 17 are not mentioned in the advertisements 19. Wit and Beauty.
20. Jack at the Windlass. of 1791–2; they may have been added later.
*21. Elysium. No. 3 apparently relates to an event in 1794.
22. Moggy. Hogarth also includes in ‘Private Theatricals'
23. Ninety-three, or a new God Save the King. the following:
24. The Compact of Freedom, with chorus in two *23. The Beau.
parts. Arrangement on p. 4 for a military band. *24. True Wisdom.
Nos. 1 to 21 formed the original programme *25. The Application.
of songs in the order as advertised ; Nos. 22 *26. All the Birds of the Air.
to 24 were added afterwards. I have seen *27. Tight Lads of the Ocean. *28. Honesty in Tatters.
copies of several songs bearing, Dibdin's
Leicester Place address ; also of Nos. 6 and Probably an error ; see No. 14, 'The Quizes' | 20 published by G. Walker, 106, Great (1792).
Portland Street, from Dibdin's plates. *29. General Frog and General Mouse.
1793. The Younger Brother: a novel, in three Dibdin's advertisements mention, but I have volumes, written by Mr. Dibdin. Thus runs the not been able to trace,
world away. Shakespear. Vol. 1 (2 or 3) London : *30. The Sultan and the Wag.
Printed for the Author, and sold at his Warehouse,
No. 411, Strand, opposite the Adelphi. 8vo, 3 vols. 1792. The Coalition, a Table Entertainment, com. Vol. 1, pp. iv (unnumbered), iv, xxviii, 250. Vols. 2 posed of naterials from The Wago' and The and 3, 312 pp. and 336 pp. ; both paged continuously Oddities,' performed by Dibdin as an alternative from half-title. entertainment during the run of 'Private Thea- No date on title ; dedication to the most tricals'; first performed Saturday 8th February noble the Marquis of Salisbury, dated 8 Jan., 1792.
1793. Advertisements of 1794 and 1795 menIt probably contained no new songs. Hogarth tion" a new edition," which I have not seen. assigned five to this entertainment and • Nature in Nubibus' (1794). Particulars of written and composed by Charles Dibdin, first per
1793. Castles in the Air ; a Table
Entertainment, these will be given under the latter title. formed 12th October 1793.