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120 MS. songs, chiefly for single voices

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MS. Mus. d. 146

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120 MS. songs, chiefly for single voices, preceded (foll. 2-25) by several printed pieces. The following are the songs to which the composers' names are attached:

  1. Arnold, Dr. Samuel ('Oh the moment was sad', fol. 160).
  2. Banister, H. J. ('Love wakes and weeps', fol. 119v).
  3. Bishop, Henry Rowley ('Bid me discourse', sung by miss Mary Tree, and 'Home, sweet home', also sung by her in Clari, 1823, fols. 112v, 131v).
  4. Clarke, Dr. John ('Anna Marie, love', fol. 117v).
  5. Cumberland, Mrs. ('Nay, take it Patty', and 'Go, you may call it madness', fols. 67v, 72).
  6. Dibdin, Charles ('True courage', fol. 151v).
  7. Gaveaux, Pierre ('La pipe de tabac', fol. 165).
  8. Handel, George Frederick ('What tho' I trace each herb and flow'r', from Solomon, fol. 158).
  9. Hawes, William ('We're a' noddin at our house at hame', as sung by miss Stephens in Montrose, fol. 120v).
  10. Kiallmark, George ('Araby's daughter', fol. 115).
  11. Koche, Augustus ('Oh what is the gem', fol. 111v).
  12. Mazzinghi, Joseph ('Tom Starboard', sung by Chas. Incledon in the Turnpike Gate, 1799, and 'Ah could my fault'ring tongue', sung by Mrs. H. Johnstone in Paul and Virginia, 1800, and 'Happy were the days', sung by miss Waters in Ramah Droog, 1798, fols. 153, 154v, 157).
  13. Mozart, Wolfgang ('Fare thee well', 'The inconstant'--a canzonet, and 'Love let us cherish', fols. 69v, 149v, 159).
  14. Percy, John ('Wapping old stairs', fol. 138).
  15. Reeve, William ('The wealth of a cottage is Love', fol. 133: see also Mazzinghi).
  16. Ross, John ('Thy blue waves, o Carron', fol. 139v).
  17. Sanderson, James ('Poor little Adeline', fol. 161).
  18. Shield, William ('When the rosy morn', sung by miss Harper, Mrs. Martyr and Mrs. Kennedy; and 'Sweet transports, gentle wishes go', sung by miss Harper; both from Rosina, 1783, foll. 155, 156).
  19. Spontini, Gaspar ('Le chant du troubadour', fol. 75v).
  20. Stevenson, Sir John ('May I believe thee true ?', fol. 33v).
  21. Welsh, Thomas ('Dear to a Briton the life of his king', sung by Charles Incledon, fol. 148).
  22. Whitaker, John ('Remember me', fol. 136).


  • Creation: Written in the 1st quarter of the 19th century by Mrs. Martha Jeffreys


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Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. d. 146, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Mus. d. 146

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19839


120 MS. songs, chiefly for single voices

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, no. 35599

Custodial History

Written and owned by Mrs. John Jeffreys of Fynone, near Swansea.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented to the Library by her granddaughter, Mrs. E. W. B. Nicholson, Sept. 25, 1912.

Physical Facet

On paper


11 1/2 × 9 3/8 in.

120 MS. songs, chiefly for single voices
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom