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1792] ; with bassoons, etc. f . 181.

11. "Ah, Serena il mesto ciglio":
rondo, with clarinets, etc. f . 229.



Paper; 18th-19th cent.
described in vol. iii.



Additional 30393, ff. 95-100.

Folio. The MS. also contains Orchestral Music,



Overture to "Henry IV," by [J. P. E.] Martini [1774] ; arranged
for pianoforte by Dr. William Crotch. Autograph.



Additional 30950, ff. 1, 6, 136b, 139.

Paper; 18th-19th cent. Quarto. The MS. also contains a Glee (above,
p. 112), part of a Table Entertainment (1769, described below), and Instrumental
Music (in vol. iii).

Portions of dramatic pieces, by Charles Dibdin. Autograph.
Unless the contrary is stated they are for an orchestra consisting of
oboes, horns, and strings, in score.



1. Overture to " The Miniature " ; with
bassoons, etc. f. 1.

2. Overture to "Robin Hood"; followed
by several orchestral numbers from
the same work, f . 6.

3. The melodies of " A drop of milk "
[? from " The Regatta"], "Adieu to



St. Cecilia," and "Poor bird," etc.;
afterwards [1805?] inserted with
alterations in [" The Musical Men-
tor" or] "St. Cecilia [at School]."
f. 136b (reversed).
4. Nos. 3 and 4 of a piece unnamed,
ff. 139, 140.



Additional 30951-30955, passim.

Paper ; 18th-19th cent. Quarto. The MS. also contains Songs, Table
Entertainments, etc., described below and elsewhere.

Collection of songs, etc., in score, many of them imperfect ; all,
with two or three exceptions indicated below, apparently from the
musical dramas of Charles Dibdin. Autograph. In five volumes ;
arranged in alphabetical order, according to title or first line. Unless
the contrary is stated, the accompaniments are for horns, oboes, and
strings.



30951. 1. "About, about, about! We'll

take the Bantling out " ; with flutes,

etc. f. 1.
2. "Adam, of being single weary":

duet with bass [from ' ' The Shepherd's

Artifice," 1763]. f . 4.



3. " A famous old hunter" [? from
" The Round Robin," 1811]. f. 11.

4. " A Frenchman's Grimace." f . 13b.

5. "Ah, when from this detested
shore " ; with flutes, horns, etc.
[From " Hassan."] f. 17.



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6. "All sorrows are for ever gone"
[from " The Regatta "]. f. 22.

7. "Although I make no fuss" [from
' ' Harvest Home," 1787]. f . 25.

8. "And now, good master Sonnet":
recitative with bass [from "Long
Odds," 1782]. f.31.

9. "An Englishman, his heart sin-
cere"; with clarinets, horns, etc.
[From " Hassan."] ff. 32b, 34.

10. " An Englishman may turn " ; with
bassoons, etc. f . 86.

11. "A Plague on such mischievous
Fellows." f. 42b.

12,13. "A drop of milk." Two set-
tings [? from " The Regatta "]. ff. 44,
46b.

14. "The air is fresh " : duet with bass.
f . 47b.

15. "A sailor's love"; with bass.
[From "The Benevolent Tar," 1782.]
Followed by a sketch of a song beg.
" Touch the hasp." f. 48b.

16. "What argufies pride" [from the
same work], f. 50.

17. Air (Milpah), beg. "A soldier once
married a Beauty." f. 55.

18. "A vagrant leaf" [from "The
Regatta"]. f.61.

19. " Away with fear " ; without horns.
[From ' ' The Villain."] f . 67.

20. " Ay, ay. Master Serjeant." f. 77.

21. "Love's a fire": recit. and air
[from " Long Odds "]. f. 87.

22. "This magic Belt " : recit. and air;
with flutes, eic. [From " Hassan."]
f.92.

23. " Young Cupid " ; with a bass only.
[From " The Regatta."] f. 98,

24. Beginning of overture to "Lovely
Nancy," or "The Miller's Grist."
f. 100b (reversed).

25. Scene (Alice, Top G., Cicely, and
Marlinspike), beg. " But there are
other things " ; with a bass. [From

80952. 1. " Goblin, Elf and Spright " ;
with trumpets, etc. f. 3.

2. " Good Massa Lieutenant " ; without
horns. [From " The Round Robin,"
1811.] f.6.

3. Air (Alcmena), beg. "Go, treacherous
man"; without horns, f . 9.

4. " Hail, Britan[n]ia." f. 15.

5. "Hark, forward! See, Reynard is



' ' The Benevolent Tar, 1782."] f . 116.

26. "Chairs to mend" [from "Tom
Thumb," 1782]. f. 119.

27-29. Three short choruses : "Prepare
the dance," "Propitious be this day,"
and "In sprightly notes"; with
flutes, bassoons, etc. From a piece
probably named "Anthony and Cleo-
patra." ff. 122, 123b, 125.

30. " Come, gentle Hope " ; with flutes,
etc. f . 136b.

31. " Come on and seize the trembling
fair " : chorus, f. 188.

32. Scene (Patty, Civet, and Bellows),
beg. "This pail of milk"; with
flutes, bassoons, etc, f . 140.

33. "Come to my arms"; without
horns. [From "The Cottage."]
f. 144.

34. "Troth, I shall have a woundy
loss" : scene and air with strings
only [from ' ' Long Odds "]. f . 148.

35. "Curate Ap Hugh": recitative
with a bass [?from "Liberty Hall,"
1784]. f. 151.

36. Air (Fanchette), beg. "Dans un
Verger" ; from the "Tonnelier" [by
N. Isouard]. f. 152.

37. " Did not we run him hard " : trio
with bass [from " Robin Hood,"
1811]. f. 156.

38. Duet, "Deign, deign, ye powers
above " ; with oboes and strings,
f. 158.

39. 40. Portions of two scenes (Exotic
and Volatile), beg. "Don't so take
on," and "Fine nonsense." ff . 164,
187.

41. Air (Bellows), beg. "For all the
world like unto this" (c/. no. 32).
f. 188,

42, "From henceforth wedded to my
farm " : duet. Imperfect at the be-
ginning, f . 194.

started " ; with clarinets, etc. i. 19.

6. "Hark, hark! The martial trum-
pets sound " ; with bassoons, etc.
f.23.

7. "Help, help here! Hold, Sir": re-
citative with bass, f . 28.

8. " Hence with sorrow." f,30.
9,10. Recitatives: — "Here comes my

Datur," and "Here, Molly " ; with a



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375



bass. [From "Long Odds," 1782.]
ff . 32, 33.

11. "Here sleeps in peace." [From
"The Shepherdess of the Alps," 1780.]
f.B4.

12. "How could you write such horrid
trash": recitative with bass [from
" Long Odds "]. f. 43.

13. Air (Ego), beg. "If I was a king."
f.48.

14. "If the weather is foul": air
without horns [from "The Round
Robin," 1811]. f. 50.

15. "If wayward grief falls to my
share " [from the same], f. 53.

16. "If, when I sobbed, 'twas grief" ;
without horns. [From "Hassan."]
f. 56.

17,18. "I go, equipped in strongest
armour," and "I knew what I did."
[From "The Cottage."] fi. 59, 62.

19. Air (Lady Lyric), beg. "II faut
aimer." f . 65.

20. Air (Mime), beg. "I'm larger than
the universe " ; with bassoons, etc.
f.67.

21. "In Paris, as in London." [From
" Tom Thumb," 1782.] f. 71.

22. "In summer's cool shade"; for
4 voices, with flutes, clarinets, bas-
soons, etc. f. 75.

23. "I nurse Estates " ; apparently the
second verse, f. 88.

24. " In war-time." f. 90.

25. Trio (Villars, Marcella, Polly), beg.
"I prithee, come, stay"; without
horns, f. 92.

26. Air (Commodore), beg. " I sailed in
a tight little schooner." f. 98.

27. "I shiver, I shake." f. 101.

30953, 1. "Ne'er till this instant";
with clarinets, etc. [from "The
Round Robin"], f. 4.

2. Duet (Belmot and Marcella), beg.
"No flame that beauty's power can
raise " ; with flutes, etc. f. 11.

3. "A Plague of those musty old lub-
bers " [from " The Benevolent Tar "].
f.23.

4,5. "Of discipline." Two versions,
the first with bassoon, etc. [from
"The Round Robin "]. fl. 34, 36.

6,7. "Oh cruel war," and "Oh if a
trace of honour lives." [From "The



28. Air (Compass), beg. "Is it not
courage" [from "The Cottage"],
f. 102.

29. "He's poor as Job"; with strings
only : recit. and air [from ' ' Long
Odds"], f. 105.

30. "I've known what 'tis to face the
foe " ; with bassoons, etc. f. 107.

31. Air (Jonathan), beg. "I've serv'd
my king." Probably from the same
work as no. 25. f. 109.

32. Air (Severity), beg. "I would not
let you love yon fair." f. 112.

33. " Of Familiars you've heard " ; with
violin and flutes. From "The Lan-
cashire Witches " [1782]. f . 125.

34. Symphony, with clarinets, etc., and
recitatives ; from the same work,
f. 127.

35. "Look at the world"; with bas-
soons, etc. [From "The Cottage."]
f.l35.

36. "Loud shall the trumpet sound " ;
with trumpets, etc. [From the same
work.] f. 141.

37. Air (Fairy), beg. "Magnanimous
Madam Hazard." f. 162.

38. "Man hectors and commands"
[from " Hassan "]. f. 165.

39. "Molly Mizen" [from "The
Cottage "]. f. 170.

40. Air (Hawl), beg. "Sweet Molly
Mizen " ; without horns. [From
" The Round Robin."] f. 172.

41. "My dearest friend, I trust";
without horns. [From "The Vil-
lain."] f.l77.

42. "My hearty, thou shalt take re-
pose " : recitative with bass [from
" The Benevolent Tar," 1782]. f. 179.

Cottage."] ff. 39, 44.

8. "Oh leave me in Pity"; without
horns, f. 47.

9. "Oh wretched day"; with flutes,
bassoons, etc. [From "Hassan."]
f. 53.

10. "Oh you that bathe in Courtly
Bliss." f. 57.

11. "Oh Love, cruel Love"; with
strings only. f. 62.

12. "One mountain neger." Two
copies, the first with pianoforte, the
second with orchestra but without
horns. [From "The Cottage," after-



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VOCAL MUSIC— SECULAR.



wards introduced into " The Round
Robin."] ff. 64b, 66.

13. "On that spot I will raise a fair
Shrine." f. 69b.

14. Recitatives (Civet and Bellows) and
air, " Sweet ditties " ; with bassoons,
etc. {cf. Add. 30951, f. 140, etc.) ff. 72,
72b.

15. "Sweet peace, that kindly sheds
around"; with clarinets, bassoons,
etc. [Afterwards introduced into
"Britons, strike home."] f. 74.

16. "The girl of girls was Peggy
Taylor." f. 78.

17. " And did you hear what sad
disaster"; without horns. [From
"Long Odds."] f. 99.

18. ' ' Shall I ? The thought transports
me." [From the same.] f. 121.

19. Air (Old Cloathsmau), beg. "Since
dress alone marks each degree " ;
without horns, f. 129.

20. Finale (Lady Bloomingdale, Bel-

30954. 1-3. "Ne'er till this instant,"
"Of discipline," and "And please
your bold honour " ; without or-
chestral accompaniments. From
"The Round Robin." fi. 4, 4b,
5b.

4. "Behold the fairies' jocund band"
[from " Tom Thumb," 1782]. f. 6.

5-8. "A famous old hunter," "Good
Massa Lieutenant," "Sweet Molly
Mizen," and "Timothy Tough";
with bass only. [From " The Round
Robin."] ff. 8, 8b, 9, 9b.

9. "Come here, ye fair"; from "The
Gipsies" [1778]. Two copies, the
first with bass only. ff. 16, 17.

10. "Would'st Error leave"; with
clarinets, etc. [From "The Pas-
sions," 1782.] f. 18.

11. " A Sailor and an honest heart "
[from "Long Odds"], f. 25.

12. " The iugrate, like a serpent's keen
tooth " ; with clarinets, etc. [From
" The Cottage."] f . 30.

IB. " Oh had you but seen." [From
"The Round Robin."] Two copies,
the first with clarinets, etc., the
second with bass only. 2. 40, 44.

14. "I sailed in the Terrible frigate " ;
with a bass only. [From the same.]
f.45.



mot, Marcella, Villars, Polly, Jona-
than, etc.), beg. "Since thus my
fate's inclined " {cf. above, no. 2,
and Add. 30952, no. 25). f. 133.

21. " So flies, like us, the timid hare " ;
without horns. [From " The Cot-
tage."] f. 144.

22. " Such fame can never pass away " ;
with clarinets, bassoons, etc. f . 153.

23. "Sweet was my bliss" [from
"Hassan"], f. 159.

24. " That mortal to whom power
extends " ; with bassoon, etc. [From
" The Cottage."] f . 160.

25. "The banks of the Lifiy" [from
the same], f. 168.

26. "The Converted Rake," beg.
" Come, jolly lads " : a " burlettina,"
with a bass for harpsichord or piano-
forte. " Dramatized from one of
Mr. Dibdin's songs by himself."
Characters : William, Peggy and
Crew. f. 202.

15. " The life of a sailor " [from " The
Cottage "]. f. 70.

16. ' ' The ling'ring hour " ; with strings.
Wind parts were to be added after-
wards, f. 74b.

17. "As fortune's billows heaved me " ;
with violin and flutes. [From " The
Shepherd's Artifice," 1764.] f. 78.

18. "The little birds, as well as you " ;
with flutes, horns, etc. [From " The
Seraglio," 1776.] f. 79.

19. Duet (Civet, Bellows), beg. " Deny
it you'd best " {cf. Add. 30951,
no. 32, eic). f.93.

20. 21. " The Mischief's done," and
"The Monarch in my time I've
played." [From " Hassan."] ff. 97,
100.

22. Scene (Sylvia and Caroline) and
air, "How could'st thou have the
heart"; with flutes, etc. ff. 103-
108.

28. "I thought we were fiddle and
bow " ; with a bass only. [From
"Long Odds."] f. 109b.

24-26. "One mountain Neger," "If
wayward grief," and "The Sun go
down " ; with bass only. [From
"The Round Robin."] ff. 120, 120b,
121.

27. " I sing Ulysses " ; with bass only.



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377



[From " Reasonable Animals."]
f. 133b.

28. Air (Belmot), beg. "Dear Venus";
with clarinets, bassoons, etc. (c/.
Add. 30953, no. 20, etc.). f. 136.

29. "And please your bold honour"
(see above, no. 3) ; with bassoons,
etc. [From "The Round Robin."]
f. 138.

30. "I'll tell you a story." [From "Tom
Thumb."] f. 141.

81. "The Sailor, should he safe re-
turn" ; with clarinets, etc. f. 143.

32. "The Sailor, when he comes."
[From " The Cottage."] f. 145.

33. "The setting sun." f. 152.

30955. 1. "This strange emotion";
with bassoons, etc. [From "The
Islanders," 1780.] f . 1.

2. Recitatives (Nancy, Kitty, Tom
Pitch), beg. "Thus do we every eve
complain " ; with figured bass.
[(?) From " The Villain."] f. 6.

3. "Thy beauteous form." f. 7.

4. "Timothy Tough." Two copies,
the first with bass only, the second
with orchestra but without horns.
[From " The Round Robin."] f£. 9, 10.

5. " 'Tis true; but then to love this
Polly " : recitative with a bass only
[from "The Benevolent Tar," 1782].
f.l3.

6. Air (Sylvia), beg. " Touch the hasp " ;
with bassoons, etc. f. 25.

7. Air (Commodore), beg. "As into
port the vessel turns " ; with bas-
soons, etc. f . 36.

8. Air (Sensuality), beg. "Turn thee
from that maigre figure " ; with
strings, f. 39.

9. " Un Tonnelier vieux et Jaloux";
from "The Tonnelier." By N.
Isouard. f. 41.

10. " The gallant soldier gayly comes " ;
with flutes, etc. [From "The Cot-
tage."] f. 43.

11. Air (Emma), beg. "We dream of
hidden treasure." f. 50.

12. "Welcome, welcome, joy and
pleasure." f. 54.

13. Scene (Villars, Lady Bloomingdale,
Polly aDd Adam), beg. "We'll fairly
get round her." (c/. Add. 30953,
no. 20, etc.). f. 56.



34. "The ship was rocking." f. 153.

35. "I sing of a war " ; with bass only.
[From " Reasonable Animals."]
f. 156b.

36. "This, this, my lad, 's a soldier's
life." [From "Clump and Gudden,"
1782.] f. 162.

37. " Were Griddy kind to me " ; with
bassoons, etc. [From " Liberty Hall,"
1784.] f . 195.

! 38. "The wretch who in chains waits."
f. 200.

39. " They call me Mistress Gravity " ;
with a bass only. f. 204b.

40. "This story fell out." [From "Long
Odds."] f. 208.

14. Recitatives :—" Well, old Friend,"
etc. [From " Long Odds."] f.63.

15. Duet (Voice, Echo), beg. "What
art thou, Eccho" (sic), f . 64.

16. "What a strange thing this same
love is " ; with flutes, bassoons, etc.
[From "The Cottage."] f. 67.

17. Air (Venture), beg. "What shall
I do, oh dear " ; without horns.
[Prom " The Seraglio," by S. Arnold.]
f. 69.

18. "What shall I do, where shall I
run " ; with bassoons, etc. [From
" Harvest Home," 1787.] f. 74.

19. Recitatives (Exotic, Volatile), beg.
"What, never, never"; with flutes,
bassoons, etc. (cf. Add. 30951, no. 39).
f.77.

20. "When an Englishman on a
manoover is bent." [From "The
Cottage."] f. 79.

21. "Whene'er love's Joys the heart
surprize " ; without horns. [From
" The Graces," 1782.] f.83.

22. Air (Marcella), beg. "When guilt
within the bosom lies " {cf. Add.
30953, no. 20). f. 84.

23. "Where opening hound and jocund
horn." f. 88.

24. Air (Adam), beg. "Our time thus
most heavily passes " ; with bassoons,
etc. (cf. above, no. 13). f. 93.

25. "Say, Fanny, wilt thou go with
me" : duet [from " Clump and Cud-
den"]. f.99.

26. "While the doctor's abroad";
without horns. [From "Poor Vul-
can," 1778.] f. 101.



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27. Recitative and air (Civet), beg.
"Dressed Alamode " (c/. Add.
30951, no. 32). f. 103.

28. " Why, what can he tell us " ; with
strings only. [From " Long Odds."]
f. 105.

29. "With a true social mind" [from
"The Cottage"], f. 108.

30. "With strong conflicting pangs
oppressed " [from " Harvest Home "].
f. 112.

31. "Women, dear Sir, are just and
true" [from "The Round Robin"].
f . 117.

82. Air (Landlord), beg. "Would you

know how the time in our club rolls

along." f. 120.
33. Air (Belmot), beg. "Yes, yes, I'll

kneel at beauty's shrine" (c/. Add.

30953, no. 2, etc.). f. 125.
84. "Yes, yes, tis so, I see it plain"

[from "Hassan"], f . 128.



35. "You bade me be loyal " ; without
horns. [From " The Cottage."] f. 134.

36. "You may call us what you will " ;
with flutes, etc. [From " Hassan."]
f. 138.

37. "You may remember " : duet [from
" The Villain "]. f. 143.

38. "You may talk of your Venuses "
[from the same]. Two copies,
ff. 151, 154.

39. "Masque," containing songs and
2-part chorus, beg. "Your harmless
sports " [afterwards inserted in " The
Musical Mentor "]. ff. 156-157.

40. "Your lovers, like birds." f. 158.

41. Scene (Moderation, Severity, Indul-
gence), beg. " What shame of Phillis
to report" (c/. Add. 30952, no. 32).
f. 167.

42-46. Five fragments, apparently from
dramatic works. f£. 169, 171, 172,
174, 176.



Additional 30956, passim.

Paper ; 18th-19th cent. Oblong quarto. See also Catches (above, p. 42), and
Songs and Table Entertainments (below).

Numbers, with accompaniments for horns, oboes, and strings (unless
the contrary is stated), in score, from dramatic compositions, most of
them by Charles Dibdin, and autograph.



1. " Afirighted thus the Fisher finds."
f.l.

2. "Blest with your charms"; with
flutes, etc. [From "The Villain."]
f. 16.

3. "Come, thou Rosy dimpl'd Boy":
duet without accompaniments [from
" Damon and Phillida," 1768]. f. 26.

4. "Did not we run him hard"; trio
[from ' ' The Round Robin "] . f . 28.

5. "Hail, mighty Monarch of our
hearts" [from " Hassan"], f. 34.

6. "Here, take my hand." f. 39.

7. " Hey for England." f. 43.

8. "His Lordship realy is too good":
finale [to "Annette and Lubin,"
1778] ; with bass for harpsichord or
pianoforte, f . 49.

9. "Let's drink and sing." Melody
only (? of chorus), f. 51b.

10. " Mourn, ye damsels of the court" ;
with flutes, bassoons, etc. [From



" Hassan."] f. 56.

11. "My Lord, and {sic) please you";
with bass only. [From "Annette and
Lubin."] f.62.

12. "The girl of girls"; with bass.
f.64.

13. " Sport and revel without pause " ;
with trumpets, drums, etc. f . 65.

14. "The sun go down" [from "The
Round Robin"], f. 74.

15. " . . . with my rub a dub dub " ;
with bass, hnperfect at the begin-
ning. [Prom " Tom Thumb."] f. 78.

16. " To thee, oh heaven, our cause we
trust." f. 79.

17. "As into port the vessel turns";
with bass, f . 88.

18. Finale (Mrs. Vermillion, Mrs. To-
kay, Mrs. Dimity), beg. " Twixt
husband and wife " ; with bass,
f . 89b.



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379



Additional 30957, passim.

Paper; 18th-19th cent. Oblong folio. See also under Glees (above, p. 112).

Glees and catches, composed by Charles Dibdin, or supplied by
him with instrumental accompaniments — generally for horns, oboes,
and strings — for insertion in his dramatic works. Most of them are in
Dibdin's hand, and in score.



1. "Give for the commodore three
cheers" [from "The Round Robin,"
1811]. f. 18.

2. "Hark, the bonny Christ Church
Bells " ; with strings only. [From
Dr. H. Aldrich.] f. 26.

3. " Jack, thou'rt a Toper." [From H.
Purcell's "Bonduca."] f. 34.

4. " Old Boreas." Two versions. The
first has a bass only ; the second has
accompaniments for horns, flutes,
and strings. [This and nos. 5-8 are



from " The Cottage."] ff. 41, 43.

5. " The grog's poured out." f. 57.

6. "Loud shall the trumpet sound";
preceded by one part of a symphony.
f.71b.

7. " Molly Mizen." The melody only.
Imjperfect. f. 71b.

8. "The banks of the Lifiy." f. 71b.

9. "What, if my pleasures fools con-
demn " ; without accompaniment.
[From " Liberty Hall," 1784.] f. 74.



Additional 30963-30965 ;passim, 30966.

Paper ; 18th-19th cent. Small quarto.

Words, or portions of the words, of musical Dramas by Charles
Dibdin. AutograpJi. In four volumes.



30963. 1. "Conceit in a Cottage": a
Dramatic Pastoral in 2 Acts. " Writ-
ten in early youth." Characters :
Silvius, Philander, Thyrsis, Bromia,
Flavilla, etc. I. 2.

2. " The suspicious Rustic " : a Drama-
tic Pastoral in 2 Acts. " Written in
early life." Characters : Corin, Lean-
der, Dorilas, Narcissa, Cleora. f. 16.

3. "A Soldier and a Sailor," or "The
Iron chest besieged " : Comedy in
5 Acts. Two copies. Characters :

30964. 1. " The Cake-house " : Ballad
Farce in 2 Acts; afterwards [1800]
converted into a Table Entertain-
ment (see f. 30). Characters: Sand-
wich, Belfield, Grouse, Trail, Dr.
Drylips, Neddy, Nat, Cocks, Ma-
jorum, Caleb, Lady Quinze, Miss
Chance, Mrs. Volatile, etc. fi. 1-29,
86-92b.

2. "The Cottage" : Comic Opera in 3
Acts; altered from "The Villain,"
or "Reprisals " (see f. 157). Some of
the airs were afterwards [1811] in-
troduced into "The Round Robin."



Ghastly, Overhaul, Bastion, Probit,
Smack, Caroline, Myrtilla, Hillaria,
Flimzy, etc. ff. 34, 92.

4. "Hassan," or "The sploiled [sic)
Favorite " : Comic Opera in 2 Acts.
Characters : Abdullah, Hassan, Capt.
Stanchion, Selima, Zulma [sic), etc.
ff. 152-194b.

5. "The Broken Gold": Ballad Opera
in 2 Acts [1806]. Characters : Golds-
worth, Current, Helm, Trawl, Con-
stance, fi. 316-341.

Characters : Compass, FitzErin, Gig,
Float, Tropic, Staysail, Murdoch,
Count Fourbe, General Bellecceur,
Nancy, Fanny, Copperkin, Judy, etc.
fi. 93-148b, 157, 158-162 {yassim),
163-166, 175-lSOb.

3. Fragments [of "A Soldier and a
Sailor"— see above, Add. 30963, no.
3]. fi. 149-156b, 174b-166b (reversed).

4. "The false Dervise," or "Harlequin
in the Seraglio " : Comic Opera in 2
Acts. Characters: The Bashaw, Octa-
via, Scapin, Angelica, Fatima, etc.
f.l81.



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6, " The Islanders " [1780]. Act ii only.
Characters : Garcia, Camilla, Do-
mingo, Governor, Gil Perez, Fabio,
Orra, Yanko, Elvira, Julina, Fla-
metta, and Felix, f. 196.

6, "The Lakes," or "The Regatta":
Comic Opera in 3 Acts (see f . 323). The
principal singers (see f . 282b) appear
to have been [John] Bannister, [John]
Braham, and Ann Storace. Cha-
racters : Old Acorn, Shingle, Crush,
Dermot, O'Daggerty, Sunburn, Glo-
riana, Patience, etc. fi. 234-254, 282-
823, 324b, 327-337b.

30965. 1. " The Villain " : Comic Opera
in 3 Acts (cf. Add. 30964, no. 2, above).
Characters : Compass, O'Liffy, Stay-
sail, Gig, Grey, French-general, Count
Fourbe, Murdoch, Nanny, Fanny,
Judy, Patty, etc. ff. 1-25.

2. "Wife and no Wife," or "The
Oddities " : Comic Opera in 3 Acts.
Different from the Table entertain-
ment of that name. Characters :
Sulivan, St. Helens, Bastion, Ego,
Musquito, Too-good, Clue-garnet,
Pitch-pipe, Caroline, Almeria, Con-
stance, Gertrude, etc. fi. 66-100.

B0966. 1. "Mistake upon Mistake,"
or "Hey for Matrimony": Ballad
Farce in 2 Acts. Characters : Sir
Harry Hammercloth, Mr. Ego, Capt.
Countersign, Lucius O'Rourke, Trap,
Natty, Scapegrace, Augusta, Rattle-
cap, Priscilla, Judy, etc. f . 1.



7. "The Long Odds": Burletta in 2
Acts [1782]. Characters : Jupiter,
Juno, etc. ff . 255-281b.

8. "The Sailor's Plot" (sc. " Yo yea,"
or "The friendly tars," 1777): In-
terlude. Characters : Jack Hawlyard,
Staysail, Nell, and Kitty, f. 347.

9. " The Old Woman of Eighty" [1777].
Characters : Fanny, Dame Dobbins,
and John Strong, ff . 355-361.

10. "Poor Vulcan" [1778]. Imperfect.
Characters : Serjeant, Squire Stud,
Cicely, Wiseman, Grace, Joe, Pike,
Crump, Gauge, etc. ff. 363b-378.

3. Fragments [of "The Cake-house"].
ff.68b, 69b (reversed).

4. Portions of a musical drama in
which the characters are Harlequin,
Grimoire, Sligo, Columbine, etc.
ff. 125-150 (reversed), 161-164b.

5. A fragment [of "The Regatta"],
ff. 199-200b.

6. A piece unnamed ["'Reasonable
Animals," 1780]. Characters : Ulys-
ses, Telemachus, etc. ff. 204-239b.

7. A fragment [of "The Round Robin,"
1811]. ff.240-241b.



2. "Harvest home," or "The Brink
of a precipice " [1787]. Characters :
Sir Samuel Sensitive, Commodore
St. Plelens, Glanville, Clue-garnet,
Trim, Muzzy, Congo, Caroline, Cleora,
Goody Muzzy, Unah. f. 4.



Additional 31600.

Paper ; ff. 112. 18th-19th cent. Oblong folio.

Numbers from Operas, with symphonies and accompaniments for
horns, oboes (flutes in no. 5), bassoons (in nos. 2, 3, and 6), clarinets
(in no. 3), and strings, in score. Nos. 1—4 are by Francesco Bianchi ;
nos. 5 and 6 by Luigi Cherubini.



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