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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.
-. Fawell, Esq.
T. Gladstone, Esq.
Sir George Clerk, Bart.
Colonel Hogg, 2 copies.
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 ;