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A COLLECTION OF
MADRIGALS, BALLETS, ROUNDELAYS,
CHIEFLY OF THE ELIZABETHAN AGE;
REMARKS AND ANNOTATIONS.
THOMAS OLIPHANT, Esq.,
HONORARY SECRETARY TO THE MADRIGAL SOCIETY.
Go, silly book, to subtle world,
And show thy simple face;
Thos. Churchyard, A.D. 1578.
CALKIN AND BUDD,
BOOKSELLERS TO HER MAJESTY AND THE ROYAL FAMILY,
118, PALL MALL.
LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS.
THE MADRIGAL SOCIETY OF LONDON, 20 copies.
J. Drummond, Esq.
Colonel Ellis, 2 copies.
Lieut.-Gen. Sir A. Barnard, K.C.B.
Hon. M. Fortescue.
Sir George Clerk, Bart.
T. Gladstone, Esq. Riversdale Grenfell, Esq., 2 copies. Mrs. W. Greig. J. Gage, Esq., F.R.S. Colonel Hogg, 2 copies. Lieut.-Col. Hornby. Miss Hackett. Gwynne Holford, Esq. Mrs. Henry. Miss A. Henry. J. Hurlock, Esq. E. Hawkins, Esq.
SIR JOHN LEMAN ROGERS, Bart.,
OF BLACHFORD, IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON,
THE MADRIGAL SOCIETY.
“I was aye telling you
(Scottish Ballad of “ Luckie Nancie”.)
My dear Sir John,
WHEN I look back upon the few years that have elapsed since first I had the pleasure of “conferring our notes together” at the meetings of the Madrigal Society, I am almost surprised to find how soon our predictions with regard to the superior merits of “ auld sangs over new have been verified.
At our private meetings, few except members could have an opportunity of hearing Madrigals ;