Songs, Choruses, &c. in The Charity Boy,

Cross (John Cartwright)

Songs, Choruses, &c. in The Charity Boy,

a Musical Entertainment, in two acts. Performed at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane ... The Music by Mr. Reeve.

Description: FIRST EDITION, woodcut vignette on title, pp. 17, [3, ads], 8vo, disbound

Publication Details: Printed for J. Barker, at the Dramatic Repository, 1796

Notes: The 'Uncontrolled note' in ESTC queries 'Full text not published?' We can't find any trace of a larger piece, The Charity Boy, of the period. The play itself was unfavourably reviewed in the Sporting Magazine, Volume 9, No. L, pp. 72-73, and no doubt that is why it was not printed - but some hope was held out for the songs apparently. The penultimate chorus is O'Whiskey's: 'Och! I've seen many lands that they've talked of so much / To be sure they were all mighty clever, / But my own little country is still the non-such, / Great Britain and Ireland forever.'...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T32920: BL & Cornell only)

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Price: £600

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1796

Stock Number: 65016

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