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Thread #9304 Message #2159820
Posted By: Mr Red
29-Sep-07 - 06:42 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Over the Hills and Far Away
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over the Hills and Far Away
<PEDANT>I though "Pill's to Purge Melancholy" was published between 1698 and 1720 By Mr Thomas D'Urfey also. or as Wiki puts it " in 1719 Thomas D'Urfey reordered and added to the work to produce a new edition</PEDANT>
Anyways there is also confusion because there is a book called "Wit & Mirth or Pills to Purge State Melancholy" which I requested at the Bodleain by mistake (obvious mistake) and got a 280 year-old copy to caress. It was too late to request the"Pill's to Purge Melancholy" for but there was a Dover facsimilie on open shelves. Two large volumes - (6 in one original edition) there is no way to take-in more than the song I was after "A Trooper Watering His Nag" - I got another verse for my pains.