Part pp. 158–61 - ‘A new Ballad.’ By William Wharton? [1683.]

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Crewe MS/36/pp. 158–61


‘A new Ballad.’ By William Wharton? [1683.]


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Heading continues: ‘To the Tune of the Irish Jig’. First line: ‘’Twere Folly, if ever’.

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Printed in The Muses Farewel to Popery and Slavery (1690), pp. 142–5, under the title ‘A new Song of the Times, 1683’. Attributed to Wharton in The Second Part of Miscellany Poems (1716), pp. 119–22. See ECS, p. 396, and POAS, iii. 505–10.

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