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Wit and mirth: or Pills to purge melancholy : being a collection of the best merry ballads and songs, old and new. Fitted to all humours, having each their proper tune for either voice, or instrument: most of the songs being new set. In five volumes. : To which is added all Mr. D'Urfey's songs, above one hundred of which were never before printed: Together with his several orations spoken by himself on the stage. Preview this item
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Wit and mirth: or Pills to purge melancholy : being a collection of the best merry ballads and songs, old and new. Fitted to all humours, having each their proper tune for either voice, or instrument: most of the songs being new set. In five volumes. : To which is added all Mr. D'Urfey's songs, above one hundred of which were never before printed: Together with his several orations spoken by himself on the stage.

Author: Thomas D'Urfey
Publisher: London : Printed by W. Pearson, for J. Tonson ..., 1719-1720.
Edition/Format:   Musical score : English : The 4th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Musical Score
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas D'Urfey
OCLC Number: 10411844
Notes: Unaccompanied melodies.
Running title: Pills to purge melancholy.
Each vol. has separate t.p.
Dedication (v. 1-2) signed: T. D'Urfey.
Edition statement appears after "In five volumes" on the t.p.
Engraved frontispiece; printer's device on separate t.p.; head- and tail-pieces; initials. Music printed from type.
Numerous errors in pagination.
The 2nd issue of the 1719-1720 ed., the previous issue being entitled: Songs compleat, pleasant, and divertive (in 5 v.). The 1st two vols. of this 6-vol. issue contain songs by the editor T. D'Urfey and one by Dryden; the remaining vols. are by various composers.
Description: 6 volumes : illustrations, portrait ; 18 cm (12mo)
Other Titles: Pills to purge melancholy
Songs compleat, pleasant, and divertive

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