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Wit and mirth; or pills to purge melancholy

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Wit and mirth; or pills to purge melancholy; : being a collection of the best merry ballads and songs, old and nemost of the songs being new set. w. Fitted to all humours, having each their proper tune for either voice or instrument :

London: : Printed by W. Pearson, for J. Tonson, ...

Includes orations, poems, prologues and epilogues by D'Urfey.
A reissue of 'Songs compleat, pleasant and divertive' published in 1719, with the drop-head title on page 1 and the running title in vol. 1 to 5 changed to: 'Pills to purge melancholy' and with the addition of a sixth and final volume dated 1720.

The first two volumes mostly contain songs by the editor Thomas D'Urfey, with the remainder being those originally collected and published by Henry Playford.

Date Published: 12 September 2012
Thomas D'Urfey (ed.)
In Collection(s): Miscellanies