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A dream of a sinner
Pepys, i, 39; 11, 7, B.L., one woodcut, two columns. There is also a copy in the Douce Collection (11, 200v), at the Bodleian, on the same sheet with Sir Edward Dyer's "My mind to me a kingdom is." "In slumberinge sleepe" was licensed for publication on December 14, 1624 (Arber's Transcript, iv, 131). A similar production is the ballad of "Even in the twinkling of an eye" {Roxburghe Ballads, vn, 783).
Rogero is given in Chappell's Popular Music, 1, 93, but has a different movement from that of this ballad. Nor does the Pepysian ballad of "John Spenser" (No. 45) or "The Poor Man Pays for All. To the Tune of In slumbering sleep I lay" {Roxburghe Ballads, 11, 334) agree with it in metre or stanza form. To a still different measure is a ballad to the tune of Rogero in the Roxburghe Ballads, 111, 87.
To the tune of Rogero.
i T N slumbring sleepe I lay A all night alone in bed, A vision very strange
there came into my head.1
2    Me thought the day of doome
vndoubtedly was come, And Christ himselfe was there to iudge both all and some.
3    My selfe was sent for there
with sound of Trumpet shrill, Which said, All soules come heare your sentence good or ill. 1 Text has a comma.
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