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Songs Compleat, Pleasant and Divertive, set to Musick

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Songs Compleat, Pleasant and Divertive, set to Musick (a.k.a. Durfey's Songs; Wit and Mirth, or Pills to Purge Melancholy)

By Thomas D'Urfey


The origins of Wit and Mirth: or Pills to Purge Melancholy, the most famous song book of its day, may be traced back to a single volume of ‘witty ballads, jovial songs, and merry catches’ by an earlier generation of lyricists, published without music in 1661 under the title An Antidote against M…

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Early Modern18th centuryMusicBaroque MusicFolk MusicJohn BlowHenry PurcellE. GougeGeorge VertueFirst EditionsCanonical First EditionsPoetryAugustanAugustan Poetry


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