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MYRTLE AND VINE;

OR, COMPLETE
VOC A L LIBR A RY:

CONTAINING A

Judicious Collection of the most Popular and Captirating

S O N G S

ON EVERY SUBJECT THAT CHARM THE EAR,

OR ENLIVEN THE HEART.

Selected from the Harmonic Treasures of the
SISTER MUSES OF THE THREE KING DOMS.

INTERSPERSED WITH MANY
Driginals and Translations :

WITH AN

ESSAY ON SINGING AND SONG WRITING :

TO WHICH IS ADDED,
BIOGRAPHICAL ANECDOTES

OF THE

MOST CELEBRATED SONG WRITERS.

VOL. II.

By C. 11. WILSON, Esq.

THIRD EDITION.

“ I have often wished that some person of tafe would collect a number of thofe fongs,
which have been written in moments propitious to that species of poetry; at the same
time it would be cruel to try any of those writers at the bar of criticism, who have
devoted their talents to soothe our sweetest or bitterest moments, to enliven our fpirits,
or to prolong a roar of heart-felt laughter along the lines of the feftive board."

FARQUHAR.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. DEAN, 107, NEWGATE STREET,

By T. Plummer, Seething Lane.

1903.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY
MAR 5 1941

ADVERTISEMENT.

THE proprietors of the Myrtle and Vine having completed the first volume of their labours, would deem themselves deficient in gratitude if they did not embrace the present favourable opportunity of returning thanks to their numerous and respectable subscribers for the highly distinguished patronage they have so liberally received ; and think they cannot adopt a mode more expressive of their feelings, than, by redoubling their efforts to render the work still more worthy of acceptance; being gratefully conscious of the number and value of their literary correspondents, and having engaged several artists of eminently distinguished merit, to devote their time and study to the exterior embellishments, they can confidently assume the merit of ushering into the world the most complete and elegant work of the kind hitherto published.

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To conclude ; -whatever may be their future success, they will spare no pains nor expence to relain that preference comparative merit alone can render permanent; at the same time request that their well wishers will recommend the work to their friends, as it is only by a considerable sale that the proprietors can reimburse themselves the immense expence the work has cost them.

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