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LONDON, SATURDAY, JANUARY , 1903. comparatively small matters, which may

safely be left to the judicious reader.
CONTENTS. – No. 262.

When we

to the ballad . Clerk
NOTES :-Scotch Words and English Commentators, 1–Colvin’ we find a different state of things.

Bibliography of Dibdin, 2 – Tennyson's • Lord of Bur- The opening stanza of this narrative states
leigh,' 4 Fortune, Infortune, Fort-Une" Ambrose that the “girdle round the middle jimp” of
Rookwood, 5–Old English Songs and Dances '-Sir T.
Bodley, 6–. N. & Q. Anagram-Burial Custom at Ardoch Colvin's lady cost

her lord no less a sum than

-Lodona-Dagger Money,

crowns fifteen. To this Lewis or his repre-

QUERIES :-Walton and Cotton Club-Annie of Tharau- sentative appends the startling note, “Jimps,

Burke-Kieff, Kiev, Kiew-Rev. S. Fisher-Arms Wanted due not so much to hopeless ignorance as

Rubens Pictures, 7-Forman-Tennyson and Kingsley stays”! This deliverance may have been

-Village Library-Heraldic Shields-Princess Charlotte,

8–** Interview">Japanese Monkeys-Lady Mary Prince misguided ingenuity, for the annotator may

-Tintagel Church-Rookwood and his Ride-"Notor".

have been thinking of another ballad, where

Smuggung-Inscription at Wintringham, 9.

a lady exclaims :-

REPLIES :-Descendants of Elizabethan Worthies, 10–

And wha will lace my middle jimp

Armigerous Families--Bruce and Burns, 11-Roubiliac's
Bust of Pope Esquires Sir Thomas Browne

Wi' a lang linen band ?
Brooch of Lorn, 12–The Golden Horn-Latin Conversa-
tion–Misquotations - Elizabethan Poem-King's Weigh The natural inference of a mere man from

House, 13-Pausanias-Monarch in a Wheelbarrow-Latin such an appeal would be that what needed

Quotation - Index : How not to Make-Purcell Family lacing was a portion of wearing apparel, and

Branstill Castle, 14—“Eparchy'

Sunday,

“Transcendant, 15 — Atlas Wanted -B. R. Haydon not an epithet indicative of exquisite grace.
Frankliniana - "The"

It is probably similar lyrical bewilderment
Kipling's .City of Dreadful Night,' 16—“Lupo-mannaro
-Pendugum : Carlyng, 17-Cadaver-Castle Carewe, 18. that presently makes Clerk Colvin exclaim,

"Ohan! and alas !” in the text, and explains
NOTES ON BOOKS :-New Volumes of The Encyclo-
pædia Britannica'-Hassall's Stubbs's 'Historical Intro-

row," meaning wrap or roll, as rap, which

ductions to the Rolls Series' – Burke's Peerage and is surely too deliberate for a typical error.

Baronetage' - Eoglishwoman's Year-Book'-'American Towards the end of the ballad the Clerk is

Library Journal.”

credibly informed that things with him “will

Notices to Correspondents.

ever bo wae," and the annotator carefully

glosses this as " be painful,” thereby showing

commendable courage and some promise of

Notes.

improvement. But immediately afterwards

he lapses wofully. Clerk Colvin, conscious

SCOTCH WORDS AND ENGLISH

after what has befallen him that he must

COMMENTATORS.

now dree his weird, rides crestfallen to get

final solace from his mother :

IN 1887 the late Prof. Henry Morley
added M. G. Lewis's 'Tales of Terror He has mounted on his berry-brown steed,
and Wonder' to the useful series which he And dowie, dowie on he rides,
published under the title of the

Till he has reached Dunallan's towers,

Universal

And there his mother dear resides.

Library. He seems to have restricted his
editorial duties to the writing of a concise "Dowie” is the word here that naturally


and helpful introduction and, perhaps, the proves the mettle of the glossarist, and it is
superintendence of the text. Lewis's notes appalling to find him, with all the English
he has left to themselves : he has not supple- language to draw upon, deliberately choosing
mented them where additions were wanted, swiftly as an appropriate equivalent! Surely
and he has not corrected mistakes. There Monk Lewis, if indeed he were his own ex-
is need, for instance, to qualify Lewis's ex; ponent, must have known the verb "dow,”
planation of "wraiths" as "water-spirits," signifying, to fade or wither, and common


given as a note on a line in • Both well's in Scottish poetry from the Book of the
Bonny Jane'; and what is said of St. Bothan, Houlate' onwards. Then The Dowie Dens
Hallowe'en, and the Brownie at further stages o? Yarrow had worn the grave and sweet
of the same ballad could be materially im- dignity of old romance for generations
proved by expert comment. “ Bellane- before the compilation of “Tales of Terror
tree and "bathy” in the notes to Scott's and Wonder.' The modern reader who
'Glenfinlas' are misprints for beltane-tree wishes to see“ dowie" properly applied may
and bothy; and the definition of “windle- be referred to the works of How Ainslie, &
strae,'

," which occurs in Leyden’s ‘Elfin-King,' poet who has written genuine Scottish verse
is not sufficiently exhaustive, even if it does in these latter days, when the higher criticism
happen to have been the explanation given has said that such verse is impossible. Ainslie
by Leyden himself. These, however, are thus opens a touching elegiac poem :-

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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

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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.

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