An excellent new ballad, to the tune of, How unhappy is Phillis in love
|Author name: Anon.|
|EEBO ID: 99831515||Date: 1681||Bib name / number: Wing (2nd ed.) / E3806|
|Copy from: British Library|
|UMI Coll. / reel no.: Early English Books, 1641-1700 / 2124.1:15||Physical Description: 1 sheet ( p.)|
|Imprint: [London] : Prirted [sic] for Benjamin Harris ... and are to be sold by Langley Curtis ..., 1681.|
Place of publication from Wing.
Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of, 1621-1683 -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
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By Thomas D'Urfey as a copy with variants is included as "Tony: a ballad made occasionally by reading a late speech made by a noble peer" in A new collection of songs and poems. By Thomas D'urfey, Gent (London, 1683), 52-55. It also appears in v. 2 of "Wit and Mirth, or, Pills to Purge Melancholy" (1719); see Google Books http://books.google.com/books?id=uLRbAAAAQAAJ, pp. 283-85. See also the ODNB entry for D'Urfey (subscription required) for discussion of the attribution of the contents of that volume to D'Urfey.
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The copy reproduced here is not a British Library copy, but rather one in the Huntington. It also appears at reel position 1034:13. That this copy is the Huntington copy can be verified by viewing the reproduction in the Huntington Digital Library (http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15150coll3/id/5838/rec/2); the ms. "47" at upper left and "8" at center above the title appear in both.
The limited transcriptions in the work details for this copy (comma after "tune of" in the title; misprint "Prirted" in the imprint) also do not correspond to the reproduction; rather, these are found in the BL copy reproduced at reel position Tract supplement A4:2.
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From John Lancaster: The bibliographical information given in the "work details" does not correspond with the copy image linked, or with R32948. The bibliographical information corresponds with R220086 and the BL copy linked from that record.
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