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The gentle shepherd : a pastoral comedy

Author: Allan RamsayDavid AllanAndrew FoulisJohn MurrayCharles ElliotAll authors
Publisher: Glasgow : Printed by A. Foulis, and sold by D. Allan, Dickson's Closs, Edinburgh, also by J. Murray, No. 32 Fleet-Street, and C. Elliot, Strand, London, 1788.
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Genre/Form: Printed books
aquatints (prints)
Ballad operas
Early works
Gold tooled bindings (Binding)
Presentation copies (Provenance)
Presentation inscriptions (Provenance)
Dedicatees' copies (Provenance)
Drama Early works to 1800
Humor Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Ramsay; David Allan; Andrew Foulis; John Murray; Charles Elliot; Gavin Hamilton
OCLC Number: 1980439
Notes: Illustrations by David Allan.
Frontispiece portrait signed: A. Ramsay ad. viv. del; D. Allan sc. Edinr. 1788.
Dedicated to Gavin Hamilton, esq.
First published in 1725; "... after the success of [John Gay's] The Beggar's opera [Ramsay] added 18 Scottish airs to produce a ballad opera which was first performed by the boys of Haddington Grammar School in 1729 and requently staged in Edinburgh after 1745"--Grove Music online.
"Glossary"--Pages 1-17, sixth sequence.
Description: 4 unnumbered pages, x pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 111 pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 17 pages, 1 unnumbered page, 18 pages, 12 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, portrait, music ; 30 cm (4to)
Contents: [Engraved music, 18 pages at end]: The wawking of the fauld --
Fy gar rub her o'er wi' strae --
Polward on the green --
O dear mother, what shall I do --
Nansy's to the green-wood gone --
Cauld kail in Aberdeen --
Mucking of Georgy's byre --
Carle, an' the king come --
The yello-hair'd ladie --
By the delicious warmness of thy mouth --
[Sun, gallop down the westlin skies ...] --
Happy clown --
Leith wynd --
O'er bogie --
[Jenny said to Jockey, gin ye winna tell ...] --
Kirk wad let me be --
Woes my heart that we shou'd sunder --
Tweed side --
Bush aboon Traquair --
The bonny grey-ey'd morn --
Other Titles: Gentle shepherd.
Responsibility: by Allan Ramsay.


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