A circulated variation is in the Merry Medley otherwise a christmas-Container to own Gay Gallants and you may A great Companions , II, 1745

And stop this theire maske The foole god performed hold abreast of their backe when you look at the rush no more do it tarry it rode so fast

[And you may Bels? out of them slip the fresh new bawde & Woman went Unto this new hospitall Byth’ divel thither sent a pox of all of the]

The latest beggar tooke this new knight which tooke they from inside the derision The newest Servint uncovered with spight The newest gentleman so you can prisin for everyone their you’ll

M. Simpson within the BBBM grabbed this new Pills tune because the right you to for those, providing it as their #272

Brand new Cuckolde silly man for everyone he was abhorred he tooke the newest Resident & ledde your because of the forheade & away they arrived

The other one or two verses of your own Sloane MS text are those provided inside the supports in the text

The new devil the guy likte it off His lotte it absolutely was so you can carrie The brand new Usurer to help you heck quoth he around Shalte thou tarry with me so you can live

As for the knave and you may C— [crossed out Such as for example frends that have been genuine hearted they went out to one another & since then never parted you to on almost every other

Provided first is an earlier copy of your own song and tune “Past Christmas ’twas my personal opportunity.” It appears to not have come pointed out that the fresh new track “History Christmas time ’twas my opportunity,” here, plus in Tablets so you can Provide Melancholy , V, twenty five, 1719, (and when you look at the Tablets , III, p. 97-8, 1707; III, p. 97-8, 1714) are partly borrowed and you will partly copied on the Revesby Blade Enjoy .

The latest track of your own track are cited by first line since the that for most broadside ballads, and C. The new tune, but not, looks inside BL MS Add. 23723, f. 21, and you will is apparently out-of 1622, and you may, moreover, the fresh manuscript gets the tune, one considering right La-Date here, which is not one to when you look at the Pills . That it text message and you will track don’t seem to have been penned. A fourteen verse kind of the tune, no heading, is in BL MS Sloane 1489, f. 5v. An incomplete backup, in which much is actually destroyed on the nine verses leftover while the away from shorn areas of simply leaves, is within BL MS Harl. 7332, f. 51. Adequate stays to show your several even more passages in the Sloane MS backup weren’t in this text sometimes.

Simpson was properly quite mindful when you look at the determining ballad sounds, and you will failed to equate “Gallants become out” which have “Last Xmas ’twas my personal chance,” but we come across both unique verse form and you may chronology hop out absolutely nothing question which they was an identical song.

The fresh song is undoubtably you to definitely on track regarding the Percy Folio MS, “Panders already been out” ( Loose and you can Humorous Audio , p. 104, 1868, 1963) cited due to the fact tune to possess broadside ballads because the “Gallants already been out.” John Wardroper reprints several of “Panders become away” about Percy folio MS in love and you can Drollery , #232, and supply valuable cards to it, which i does not recite entirely, however, often grow to some degree. The fresh new mention of the Venetia Stanley during the verse #11 places the newest song zero after than just early 1725 when their relationships so you can Sir Kenelm Digby is made personal. She died, much venerated and lamented, when you look at the 1733. Select Ben Jonson’s poem on her, and her epitaph.

A number of the sagging female and you will prostitutes stated in other verses away from “Panders/ Gallants become” was basically well known in addition to. In the Wardroper’s notes try a keen epigram towards the (Dorothy?) Nott, from which you can find a several alternatives. You to definitely manuscript copy kicks off “Here lies she that was Maybe not born, Maybe not begot,” caused by ‘vicount St. Alban’ (Bodleian MS Rawl. B 151). So it happens: