[caption title:] Nobody coming to marry me.

Jordan (Dorothy [real name Dorothy Phillips])

[caption title:] Nobody coming to marry me.

(Intended as a Companion to the second appearance of Miss Bailey's Ghost, Just published.) Sung by Mrs Jordan, with unbounded Applause at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Description: landscape broadside, with large engraving depicting the forlorn maiden standing by a tree outside a cottage door, within which the mother is spinning; the father can be seen hedging in the distance, while two young gentlemen (who could pass for Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy) walk by (not without interest in the damsel), engraved text of the song below in 3 columns, 225 x 250 mm to plate mark, good margins, fore margin a little frayed, short tear in lower margin, entering plate but not affecting text, verso a little browned

Publication Details: Publish'd by Laurie & Whittle, Augt. 1, 1806

Notes: Caption at top states 'The Music Publish'd by Skillern & Challoner, 25 Greek Street, Soho.' The number 337 is at the bottom left hand corner. This was a popular song, and many versions exist. It was first sung in America by Mrs. Elizabeth Poe (mother of Edgar Allen) at the Boston Theatre in 1808. 'Mrs.' Jordan was this time the mistress of the Duke of Clarence (later William IV). Although she was given a generous allowance, she continued to work, giving rise to the lines:- 'As Jordan's high and mighty squire Her playhouse profits deigns to skim Some folks audaciously enquire: If he keeps her o...more

Bibliography: (BM Satires 10682)

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Price: £450

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1806

Stock Number: 67097

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