Catalogue of the Pepys Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge
The Pepys ballad collection is the largest surviving collection of English ballads printed in London in the seventeenth century, and is an outstanding source of English popular culture of the period. Pepys himself grouped the ballads into subjects, but a proper catalogue has long been needed by scholars, and this complex and difficult task has at last been completed. As a result, the full riches of the collection, already available in facsimile*, are now properly accessible. The second part of the catalogue consists of the indexes. Titles and sub-titles are indexed together, as these are often interchangeable. First lines and refrains provide text indexes; tunes and music are a guide to the musical element; and imprints, licensing information and authors enable the printing history to be reconstructed.
The Pepys Ballads: Facsimile Vols. I-V 085991 256 6, 450.00/$190.00
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according to Order Angel ballad is derived Bates Bible and Harp Bissel Blare Bonny boys up go brave Brooksby Call’d Chapmen Charles Bates Clarke Coles cols 34 cols l-2 Complaint Conyers Country Cuckold Damsel Deacon dear delight derry Ditty doth England Excellent New SONG Excellent New Tune Farewel ﬁnd ﬁrst Flanders Gallant give ear Golden Ball Guilt-spur-street Happy heart Helen Weinstein Hey boys I’le Iohn John King William Lady Lamentation Lass late lero London Printed Looking-glass Lord loue Lovers Loyal Maid Maidens Martin Parker Mary merry Moumful Music Newgate noted by Simpson Passinger Pepys Pepys Library Pepys’s Play-house Tune pleasant New Tune poor pray Printed at London Printed for F Protestant Pye-Comer Rejoyce Robin Hood Royal Shepherd Shewing sing song this ballad sorrowful Souldier square meaningless sweet Thackeray thee there’s Thomas D'Urfey thou unto Vere West-Smithﬁeld Wife William Thackeray Wright wrong tune young Young-Mans