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Tails?' (1805) but I have found no mention A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ACCOUNT OF THE of it in advertisements of that year. WORKS OF CHARLES DIBDIN.
1809. A Thanksgiving, A Glee. For 3 Voices, (See 9th S. viii. 39, 77, 197, 279; ix. 421 ; x. 122, 243; Written and Composed by Mr. Dibdin. Price la xi. 2, 243, 443; xii. 183, 283, 423, 462; 10th S. i. 463.) Printed & Sold at the Author's Music Warehouse
No. 125 Strand, & Bland & Weller's, Oxford Street. 1808. The Melange. A Table Entertainment, 2 pp. folio, on a sheet of 4 pp., with 4, pp. 8vo written and composed by Charles Dibdin.
attached, on which are the complete words of the Hogarth gives no particulars of it, and I song. have been unable to trace a record of the written by himself ; together with the words of
1809. The Professional Life of Mr. Dibdin, performances, beyond the songs, the words eight hundred songs, two hundred and twenty of of which are given in the following :
which will have their appropriate music. Selected *Songs, Glees, Duettos, &c., in the Melange ; from his works, and embellished with an elegant written & composed by Mr. Dibdin, & performed engraving by Mr. Smith, From a portrait of at the Sans Pareil, Strand. London. Printed for Mr. Dibdin, a striking likeness, and an admirable the Author, by R. Cantwell, No: 29. Bell Yard, Lin. Vol. I. Cor II.). London: Published
by the Author.
In six Volumes. coln's Inn.' And sold at Mr. Dibdin's Warehouse, At his Music warehouse, No. 125, Strand; and may No. 125, Strand. Price One Shilling. 1808. 8vo, be had of Mr. Asperne, bookseller, Cornhill; Bland
and Weller, No. 23, Oxford Street; Clementi and The songs, &c., of which none can be traced Co. Cheapside ; and by [sic] all the Booksellers in as published with the music, in connexion the United Kingdom. 1809. Cantwell, Printer, with this entertainment, are as follows :- 29, Bell-Yard, Lincoln's Inn. 8vo. 1. The Flowing Bowl. (No. 3 in ‘King and Portrait as in 1803 and 1804 editions. Only
dated 20 May, 1809. Queen,' 1798.)
2. True Glory. (No. 9 in 'The Sphinx,' 1797.) two volumes appeared. Vol. I. has viii, 3. The Two Emperors.
251 pp., and Vol. II. iv, 279 pp., and also 4. The Sailor's Will. (No. 17 in 'New Year's 4 pp. following, but not paged. Contains Gifts,' 1804.)
5. The Pullet. (No. 5 in 'Heads or Tails,' 1805.) engraved songs Nos. . 1 to 61 (excepting
6. The Anchorsmiths. (No. 6 in Tour to Land's No. 37, which is not in any copy I have End,' 1798.)
examined), then 'a Thanksgiving for three 7. The Union of Love and Wine. (A Glee, voices ; also songs lettered A to K; in all No. 18 in 'Most Votes,' 1802.).
This edition 3. The Soldier's Adieu. (No. 5 in ‘The Wags, issued fortnightly in parts, at 2s. each, con
was apparently 1790.)
9. The Ladies. (No. 11 in ‘A Frisk,' 1801.), taining about 48 pp. and seven or eight 10. Jack at the Windlass. (No. 20 in "The songs. It was to have been completed in Quizes,' 1792.)
36 parts, of which about 10 appeared. 11. Miss Wigley. (No. 20 in Professional Volun. teers,' 1808.)
1809. Songs written and composed by C. Dibdin 12. The Actor.
for “Bannister's Budget.' 13. The Three Catalanis.
There was published in folio 14. Duetto between a Tar and a Clown. (No. 5
1. The Veteran & the Volunteer, A Favorite in 'The Rent Day,' 1808.). 15. The Good Night (a Glee).
Song, Written & Composed by Mr. Dibdin, And Sung 16. The Soldier's Funeral. "(No. 9 in ‘Castles in with universal applause by Mr. Bannister's sic
On his Tour In his New Entertainment, Called the Air,' 1793.) 17. The Sweets of Love. (No. 11 in 'The Cake. Bannister's Budget, Entd. at Stat. Hall Price Is.
London Printed by Goulding & Co. 124 Late 117 house,' 1800.) 18. Bachelor's Hall. (No. 2 in 'The Oddities,' New Bond Street & 7 Westniorland Street Dublin.
Arrangement for two flutes on p. 4. 1789.) 19. Tom Transom. (No. 7 in 'The Frolic,' 1804.) This is the only one I have seen.
Others 20. Bottom. (No. 18 in ‘Tom Wilkins,' 1799.)
(probably issued in similar form) were as 21. The Brothers (a Duetto).
follows:22. The Song of Songs. (No. 14 in 'The General Election,' 1796.)
*2. Cock of the Village.
*3. Death of Nelson. 1809. Commodore Pennant, a Table Entertain- *4. Politicians. ment, written and composed by Charles Dibdin.
*5. Quizzical Comic Family. First performed 16 January, 1809.
*6. Mankind are all Sailors.
*7. Plains of Calabria. This, which was probably a compilation from earlier entertainments, included an The words of Nos: 3, 5, and 7 are given by intermezzo, Cecilia ; or, the Progress of Hogarth. Tom Dibdin wrote, The Tortoise Industry. I have not discovered any list shell Tom Cat' for · Bannister's Budget. of songs, and I think none was published. 1809. The Lion and The Water-Wagtail: A mock Hogarth mentions the Intermezzo as a one- Heroic Poem, in three Cantos
. act entertainment produced after 'Heads or Aut per ridiculum aut severe dicere.
London : Printed by Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, By S. Hamilton, Weybridge, Surrey: 1814. 12mo. Paternoster Row. 1809. 12mo, pp. iv, 174. Vol. i. pp. iv, viii, 288. Vol. ii. pp. iv, vii, 294. This is certainly by Dibdin, for which This collection contains every song in the reason I attribute to him 'Peter Nicked; or, five-volume issue (1790 et seq.), with the the Devil's Darling' (1804), of which I have exception of What a Plague, said Young not been able to trace a copy. On a flyleaf Colin,'on p. 107 of vol. iii. The songs are in following p. 174 of 'The Lion,' &c, there is the same order, except that those of vol. iv. announced for speedy publication another here precede those of vol. iii. work by the same author, of which I have 1814 (or later). A Selection [Portrait] of the most seen no copy : The Patriots Planet-Struck ; esteemed Songs Written and Composed by Mr.
To be continued. Published by C. or, Expulsion Anticipated : a Poetical effu- Dibdin. sion.'
Wheatstone & Co, 436, Strand. Vol. I. [or II.].
Price 5s. Jones sc. n.d. 1811. Songs written and composed by C. Dibdin Watermark date 1814, 9} by 6% in. 2 vols. "expressly and exclusively." forLa Belle As- Engraved title, with portrait engraved by semblée Magazine, New Series. Oblong folio, 2 pp. Mr. Smith. Vol. i. contains 20 songs, and each.
1. Life's Weather Gage [sic]. For No. 15 index, 50 pp. The songs may have also been (January, 1811).
issued separately from same plates. Vol. ii. 2. All Weathers. For No. 16 (February, 1811). (in the only copy I have seen) contains 17 3. Friendship put to the test. For No. 17 songs on 44 pp., and no index. It is possibly (March, 1811). 4. Conversation between the old Pensioners
imperfect. Malplaquet and Hockstet on our recent Success. I have now brought this list of Charles For No. 18 (April, 1811). 5. Jack's Alive. For No. 19 (May, 1811).
Dibdin's productions up to the date of his 6. French Cruelty and British Generosity. For death. It still remains to add an account of No. 20 (June, 1811).
the subsequent collections of his works and 7. Jack's Discoveries. For No. 21 (July, 1811). of the existing portraits ; after which I shall 8. The Tizzies. For No. 22 (August, 1811). conclude with a list of such additions and 9. The Riddle. For No. 23 (September, 1811). 10. The Queen of the May. For No. 24 October, of this I again invite collectors to oblige
alterations as I have noted. In anticipation 1811). 11. The Cabin Boy. For No. 25 (November, 1811). me by comparing their possessions with the 12. Valour and its Reward. For No. 30 (April, corresponding entries in my bibliography, 1812).
and correcting any errors and omissions. 1811. The_Round Robin. A Musical Piece in they may detect. I am fully conscious that Two Acts. First performed Friday, 21 June, 1811.
the result of my labours is very far from This piece, Dibdin's last, was unsuccessful, made for shortcomings in the first serious
perfect. Some allowance must, however, be being only played twice; I have seen no copy attempt to give an exact account of the of either the music or the libretto. The innumerable productions of a man so prolific * Biographia Dramatica' says the latter way and versatile. I have received very valuable not printed. Hogarth, however, found and assistance from a number of correspondents, included in his collection the words of four- and especially from three well-known collecteen lyrical pieces and the music of one. tors : Mr. W. T. Freemantle, of Rotherham, This is one of the most enduringly popular Mr. Frank Kidson, of Leeds, and the late of Dibdin's songs. It was published by Mr. Julian Marshall. To the last named I Dibdin in folio (2 pp. on a sheet of 4) as
was for a number of years greatly infollows:
debted for assistance and encouragement. The Lass that Loves a Sailor, Written and Com A correspondence in ‘N. & Q.? (to the antiposed by Mr. Dibdin, and sung by Mr. Shaw (with quary the best of introductions) was the universal applause) at the Theatre in the Hay, beginning of a lasting friendship, to me
His death is now offered to the Public, as a Specimen of that most pleasant and profitable. Piece. To be Sold at Mr. Asperne's, No. 32 Corn- robs me of one who taught me much as hill, -at the Sun Office, No. 112 Strand-by Mr. student and collector, of an ardent sympaMilhouse, Instrument Maker, No. 5, Rupert Street, thizer, of a most charming correspondent, St. James's,- Mr. Dibdin, No. 17, Arlington Street, and of a valued friend. Camden Town,-and all the Music Shops. (Signed at foot of p. 1.)
E. RIMBAULT DIBDIN.
Morningside, Sudworth Road, New Brighton. 1814. A collection of Songs, selected from the works of Mr. Dibdin. A New Edition. In Two Volumes. Vol. J. (or II.]. London: printed for R.
DELAGARD, ONE THE COUNTESS OF Lea, Greek Street, Soho ; John Richardson, Royal HUNTINGDON's PREACHERS. I have been Exchange ; and J. Walker & Co., Paternoster Row; allowed the perusal of a commonplace book
transcribed from the autograph of William success. The passengers awaited each morning's Cowper's aunt, Judith Madan (née Cowper). issue impatiently. News was received daily from On pp. 9, 10, is an account of Delagard, of the United States and Europe, and the result whom I find no mention in The Life and board. The Sun states that the Canard Line agent Times of the Countess of Huntingdon.' The here, Mr. Vernon Brown, has received a telegram book is a 4to, half-bound in calf. I quote from Capt. Pritchard, of the Campania, yesterday pp. 9, 10:
afternoon, stating that the Daily Bulletin had been “False peace, delusive rest, and rain security. that the daily sea paper has arrived, and is here to
entirely successful. This is interpreted to mean These just aud fine epithets | heard from the stay. The Campania will continue to publish the pulpit at South Audley Chapel some years ago journal daily on her eastward trip, and subse. (i.e. apparently before 1754) fron, poor Delagard, a quently the Lucania will
have a daily publication.man who preached, I think, 13 sermops, 13 suc. Reuter." cessive Thursdays, under Lady Huntingdon's
J. HOLDEN MACMICHAEL. patronage, a post charitably designed to instruct Both the great vulgar and the small,
[The Daily Telegraph of 13 June contained a the service beginning at 12 o'clock, to render the of which the following sentences may be worth
long account of this new departure in journalism, attendance on it as easy as possible to the tender preservation in N. & Q.': - "The daily paper constitutions of those the world calls people of published aboard by means of the Marconi news quality, but who, in the eye of reason and religion, service was entitled the Cunard Daily Bulletin. must be comprehended under the only title poor It was no bigger than a parish magazine, eight mortals can justly call their own, that of “miserable inches by five in size, but very well printed. sinners.' " Delagard was a man of a low stature and mean with Mr. Kershaw, private secretary to Signor
Mr. Graham, purser of the Campania, was editor, appearance, but in the pulpit assumed a dignity Marconi, as chief 'sub-editor...... There were no scarce ever saw before, even where Nature had leading 'articles, no advertisements, but plenty been more kind in bestowing a better look and of miscellaneous news and gossip to break the more graceful stature. All he said, as it came monotony of the Atlantic passage. Above all, from the heart, I believe, seldom failed to affect there was the news, short, crisp interesting items the hearts of his congregation : a force and energy from all parts of the world, to which the passengers not to be described accompanied every divine and crew looked forward' daily with increasing precept that fell from his tongue. Many were interest. The paid circulation was 725 daily, and awakened, some converted; and in general, as in the cost 2 d. por number.") the Gospel preaching, 'fear fell on all. Thus for a few weeks it pleased God to enable His servant to
GUEST FAMILY. (See 9th S. ix. 508 ; x. 51.) do His will; and not many more passed before he was taken into eternity, I trust and hope, to
-A list of works pertaining to the history of enjoy that reward ordained for those who turn this family in America may be of service :many to righteousness, 'to shine like the stars in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, xlix., No. heaven.'
ccxc., p. 238, July, 1874. “I think this small recollection of what he was American Historical Register, New Series, i., on earth due to the memory of this faithful servant No. 2, p. 167, Philadelphia, April, 1897. of our glorious Master's, to whom be glory and New York Geneal. and Biog. Record, xxix, 100, honour, thanksgiving and power, love and obe- April, 1898. dience, for ever and ever! Amen!"
American Monthly Magazine, xi., No. 6, p. 557, JOHN E. B. MAYOR. Washington, D.C., December, 1897. Cambridge.
The Spirit of Seventy-six, iv., No. 5, pp. 138, 139,
New York, January, 1898. BROWNING'S “THUNDER-FREE.”—Prof. Luick, Manuscripts relating to Guest Family, &c. of Graz, writes :-"In ‘Pippa Passes' Phene Museum of Newberry Library, Chicago,' Case
No. ii., 31, 2, Catalogue No. 89030. says (ii. 59), 'Carve...a Greek...bay-filleted
* Tales of our Forefathers,' Albany, N.Y., 1898. and thunder-free. What does this mean ?” Poems and Journal'(Moses Guest), Cincinnati, Prof. W. P. Ker answers :
1823-4. “Compare 'Childe Harold,' iv. 41:
The Guests of New Brunswick, New For the true laurel-wreath which Glory weaves Jersey (fl. 1776), are said to have descended ls of the tree no bolt of thunder cleaves.
from those of that name in Birmingham, * The bay wreath was a protection against the England.
EUGENE F. McPIKE. thunderbolt.”
F. J. F. First Ocean NEWSPAPER.– The following, small town about four miles from Kirton-in
"SUN AND ANCHOR" INN.-At Scotter, a from New York in the Globe of 11 June, Lindsey, there is an inn bearing the name of should, I think, find a place in ‘N. & Q.':
the “Sun and Anchor.” In former days I "A telegram from Nantucket to the New York well remember admiring the sign, which bore steamer Campania from Liverpool to New York a resplendent sun and a very large anchor. has been rendered memorable by the publication of This has now disappeared, and mere a daily newspaper, which has been a complete inscription unhappily supplies the place of
this picturesque specimen of rural art. I held on Saturday evening in the village schools to have never heard of any other public-house consider what steps should be taken to resist the in England with a similar title, and have claim for dues made by the lord of the manor for
stone raised or carted from the villagers' commons, long been puzzled as to its origin. The on which from time immemorial they have paid. following passage in Guillim's Display of the poor rates by a twopenny impost on every Heraldry may possibly throw light upon cottager, in addition to the ordinary assessment by it:
the overseer. It was stated that though no charter “Cosmus Medices, Duke of Hetruria, gave two
was in the possession of the parish their rights.
were traditionally inherited by a grant from the Anchors for his Impress, with this word Duabus, Black Prince, as Duke of Cornwall, in reward for meaning it was good to have two holds to trust to; services rendered at sea by 'the Gallants of but Richard the First, King of England, gave a Fowey, from which the village takes its name, Sun on two Anchors, with this Motto, Christo Duce; being one of two in all England dedicated to the a worthy and Princely choice of so heavenly a memory of Saint Samson, the Apostle of Brittany. Pilot.”—Fifth edition, 1679, p. 231.
and second Abbot of Caldy, on the Welsh coast." Guillim, as his custom, gives no
WILLIAM GEORGE BLACK. authority for what he says; but he was a Dowanhill Gardens, Glasgow. careful and honest man, who did not write at random, as some of his successors who COUNTY TALES.-There are several tales: have cribbed from his pages have been wont current in Lincolnshire which were used in to do. He must have had what he regarded former days, and perhaps are at the present as sufficient ground for what he stated. Can time, for the purpose of showing contempt any one refer to what authority he depended for neighbouring_shires or boroughs within upon? If what he said be true, there is an our own limits. I give two of these by way excellent reason for the sign, and at least a of example, and should be glad to know if presumption of its antiquity, for Richard I. they are confined to this county, or whether was a great benefactor to Scotter. He they are to be found in other forms elsewhere. granted a charter of fair and market to the Grimsby. – When this borough had Abbot of Peterborough, who was its lord dwindled so as to become a very inconsider. ('Monasticon Anglic., edition 1846, vol. i. able place, the ignorance of its mayors was p. 392). It is dated 24 March, and witnessed a standing joke among outsiders. An old by Walter, Archbishop of Rouen, but no gentleman who, if alive, would be upwards year is given. Within the memory of elderly of a hundred and ten years of age, told me a. people an important horse fair was held at tale of a certain mayor who had a person Scotter, but, as has been the case with other brought before him for frying bacon. The rural fairs, the railways have well-nigh culprit pleaded that this was not an offence ; extinguished it. EDWARD PEACOCK. but the mayor retorted that it was a felony Kirton-in-Lindsey.
by common law. A scholar was, however, "EASTERLING "AND EAST HARLING.–There
found, who explained the misinterpreted pas
sage in the law-books. The felony consisted is a singular error in Bardsley's useful not in frying bacon, but in firing a beacon. * Dictionary of Place-names that should be In the days when this story had its origin corrected. Under `Easterling, he tells us there were beacons all along the East coast. that it is a "local name,” which is not pre- If any one of the series had been wantonly cisely the case. See the ‘New Eng: Dict.' set on fire, the whole population would He gives three examples, none of which are probably have turned out in their war-gear in any sense to the point. He tells us that from Thames to Tyne. there were men “de Eastherling" in 1273; a Rutlandshire. - In the days when only "Walter de Eastherling” in 1303 ; and a gentlemen were made high sheriffs of counties,
Ralph de Eastherling" at the same date. Rutlandshire was a common jest, because, on He says that "Eastherling” is described as account of its small size, men of but mean being in Norfolk, but he cannot find it. station had necessarily to be pụt up with. But almost any county map will show that On one occasion, it was averred, when the East Harling is not far from Thetford. You get to it from Harling Road Station.
proper official came to tell a plain farmer
that he had been chosen for an office of such WALTER W. SKEAT.
high honour and importance, he found him in "THE GALLANTS OF FowEY."-A curious his yard, in workaday apparel, thatching a traditional grant from the Black Prince is stack.
COM. LINC. referred to in the following cutting from the Morning Post of Monday, 11 April :
“GRAHAMIZE." “Grahamize" is defined in "A parish meeting of the occupiers of Golant. the 'H.E.D.' as "to cause letters to be opened Saint-Sanson, on the Fowey river, Cornwall, was when passing through the post," and it is
stated that “Sir James Graham, as Home this way are encouraged by the use of the Secretary, had Mazzini's letters so opened in word actify” in the Times of 14 June, in 18 14.". No excepțion can be taken to the a case where the word enact did not jump to definition of "grahamize,” but the statement the writer's mind at the moment. It might that Sir James Graham had Mazzini's letters also be questioned whether “barrage” is a opened is not quite accurate, though it repre- justifiable alternative to dam. sents the common opinion and is accepted
EDWARD SMITH. by many historians and writers. In the
MACKLINIANA.-Judge Parry, at p. 120 of Encyclopædia Britannica,' s.v. Graham, his excellent monograph on Charles Macklin, we read that in 1844 the detention and reproduces Kirkman's detailed statement of opening of letters at the post office by his the receipts during the Smock Alley engage [Sir James Graham's) warrant raised a storm ment of 1763 - 4, together with Macklin's of public indignation.” In Justin McCarthy's moiety of the nightly takings. As he con*History of our Own Times' the charge of fesses his inability to explain on what opening Mazzini's letters is brought against principle the actor's profits were calculated, Graham; and the reference to the subject in it may be as well to point out that the Sir Spencer Walpole's History of England' residue was shared equally between Macklin is indexed as follows, “Graham, Sir J., opens and the manager after 401. had been deducted Mazzini's letters,” and “Mazzini, opening of for the nightly charges of the house. This his letters by Sir J. Graham.”
applies to all save four of_the items, viz., The agitation of 1844 about the opening 2 and 22 Dec., 20 Jan., and 26 Feb., in which the and detention of letters is now almost for- shillings or the pence (mostly the latter) in gotten; but whatever odium attaches to the Macklin's moieties will not work out. Doubtopening of Mazzini's letters is still borne by less this is due to miscopying on Kirkman's Sir James Graham. A secret committee of part or to subsequent misprints. the House of Commons, which sat in 1844, I remark also that in the list of Macklin's reported that Mazzini's letters had been plays given by Judge Parry at p. 196 The interrupted in the post under a warrant True-Born Irishman,' otherwise • The Irish issued by Graham and were sent to the Home Fine Lady,' is spoken of as not printed." Office, whence they were dispatched unopened This is incorrect. I have both seen and read to the Foreign Office. The warrant for a copy, and well remember its blunt satire detaining the letters was issued by Graham at and strong characterization. In this latter the request of his colleague Lord Aberdeen, quality it recalled to me Holcroft at his best, the Foreign Secretary, and he, not Graham, say in The Road to Ruin.' opened and read Mazzini's letters. But, as Judge Parry mentions a head of Macklin is pointed out in the life of Graham in the as Shylock, by Zoffany, in the National
D.N.B., “Lord Aberdeen held his tongue, and Gallery of Ireland. The same collection allowed the whole storm to burst on Graham.” | possesses an admirable full-length portrait
J. A. J. HOUSDEN. of the sturdy old actor as Sir Pertinax "WITHERSHINS.”—This is the most repre- MacSycophant, the work of De Wilde. It sentative way that occurs to me of writing is probably a replica of the painting in the
W. J. LAWRENCE. a word which was lately told me as meaning Garrick Club.
Dublin. contra clockwise, or from left to right, the opposite of with the sun. I do not find it in JAGGARD-PRINTED Books. (See 4th S. iv. 409.) Jamieson's Provincial Dictionary.'
- It is a far cry back to 1869, when a query Might I venture to guess that the first two appeared with reference to books printed by syllables correspond to the German wieder ? William Jaggard and Ed. Blount.
T. Wilson. Lengthy lists of the Jaggard press appeared Harpenden.
in the Athenæum for 18 January, 1902, and [The surmise as to the origin of the word is following issues, and for 24 January, 1903. correct: Anglo-Saxon wider=against, answers to The querist seemed to doubt whether Wm. the German wieder.]
Jaggard really printed the works he pubPIGEON ENGLISH AT HOME. – Another
lished. Reference to the Registers of the execrable departure is recently noticeable. Stationers' Company should set such sus
WM. JAGGARD. The promoters of that very excellent idea, picions at rest. a dam across the Thames at Gravesend,
139, Canning Street, Liverpool. speak of "dockizing" the river, instead of AMBAN.-It is well remarked that the endocking it. I have not seen “dockify” yet, peaceful intervention now in progress for but am in daily anticipation of it; my hopes Lhasa rouses an interest in philological