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Wit and Mirth: or Pills to Purge Melancholy, Vol. 5 of 6   By: (1653-1723)

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[Transcriber's Note: This e book is volume 5 of Thomas D'Urfey's Wit and Mirth: Or Pills to Purge Melancholy , published in six volumes in 1719 20 by J. Tonson, London. It was prepared from a 1959 facsimile reprint by Folklore Library Publishers, Inc., New York, of an 1876 reprint (publisher unidentified).

The 1719 20 edition was published in two issues. The first issue was published under the title Songs Compleat, Pleasant and Divertive ; the second, under the Wit and Mirth title. The 1876 reprint apparently used a combination of the two issues, and volume 5 bears the Songs Compleat title. Moreover, the 1876 reprint was not an exact facsimile of the 1719 20 edition, as the typography and music notation were modernized. For more information on the various editions, see Cyrus L. Day, "Pills to Purge Melancholy," The Review of English Studies , Vol. 8, No. 30 (Apr. 1932), pp. 177 184, available at http://www.jstor.org/stable/508831 (login required).

Archaic and inconsistent spellings and hyphenation have been preserved as they appear in the original, except that "VV" is rendered as "W." The original order of titles in the Alphabetical Table has also been preserved. Obvious printer errors have been corrected.

Some words are rendered in the original in blackletter font. They are rendered here in uppercase letters. Italics are indicated with underscores.]

WIT and MIRTH:

OR

PILLS TO PURGE MELANCHOLY

EDITED BY THOMAS D'URFEY

IN SIX VOLUMES VOLUME V

FOLKLORE LIBRARY PUBLISHERS, INC. NEW YORK 1959

This edition is a facsimile reproduction of the 1876 reprint of the original edition of 1719 1720.

Copyright © 1959

PRINTED IN THE U.S.A. by Noble Offset Printers, Inc. New York 3, New York

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 as for my own PLAYS as those of other Poets, being all Humerous and Comical.

VOL. V.

LONDON:

Printed by W. Pearson , for J. Tonson , at SHAKESPEAR'S Head, against Catherine Street in the Strand , 1719.

AN

Alphabetical TABLE

OF THE

SONGS and POEMS

Contain'd in this

BOOK.

Page

A

All Christians and Lay Elders too , 1

As I went by an Hospital , 29

A Shepherd kept Sheep on a , 35

As I was a walking under a Grove , 37

A Councel grave our King did hold , 49

A Heroe of no small Renown , 56

As the Fryer he went along , 58

A Bonny Lad came to the Court , 88

A Pox on those Fools, who exclaim , 91

Amongst the pure ones all , 105

As Oyster Nan stood by her Tub , 107

Ah! Cælia how can you be , 111

Are you grown so Melancholy , 118

As Collin went from his Sheep , 122

A Wife I do hate , 173

A Thousand several ways I try'd , 181

A Whig that's full , 207

As Cupid roguishly one Day , 217

A Young Man sick and like to die , 267

At Noon in a sultry Summer's Day , 282

Ah! how lovely sweet and dear , 287

Advance, advance, advance gay , 288

Ah! foolish Lass, what mun I do , 322

B

Bold impudent Fuller invented , 5

By Moon light on the Green , 103

Bonny Peggy Ramsey that any , 139

By shady Woods and purling , 161

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