Songs compleat, pleasant and divertive / 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
- London : Printed by W. Pearson, for J. Tonson, 1719-20.
- Physical Description:
- 6 volumes : frontispiece (portrait) ; 19 cm
- Additional Creators:
- D'Urfey, Thomas, 1653-1723 and Playford, Henry, 1657-
- Related Titles:
- Wit and mirth; or, Pills to purge melancholy
Pills to purge melancholy
- First issue of the 4th edition of a collection assembled and published 1699 (i.e. 1698)-1706 in 4 vols. by Henry Playford under title: Wit and mirth; or, Pills to purge melancholy. D'Urfey edited the present edition, of which his own songs (with one by Dryden) form the first two vols. cf. Day, Cyrus L. Pills to purge melancholy. Reprinted from the Review of English studies, vol. VIII, no. 30, 1932.
Vols. II and VI have title: Wit and mirth; or, Pills to purge melancholy.
On spines: Pills to purge melancholy.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Rare Books copy: Gift of Samuel P. Bayard.
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