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242                                   ENGLISn SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
WIGMORE'S GALLIAED.
The tune from 'William Ballet's Lute Book. In Middleton's Your five Grattants, Jack says, " This will make my master leap out of the bed for joy, and dance Wigmore's G-alliard in his shirt about his chamber!" It is frequently mentioned by other early writers, and there are many ballads to the tune. Among them we " A most excellent new Dittie, wherein is shewed the wise sayings and wise sentences of Solomon, wherein each estate is taught his dutie, with singular counsell to his comfort and consolation " (a copy in the collection of the late Mr. W. H. Miller, from Heber's Library). " A most famous Dittie of the joyful receiving of the Queen's most excellent Majestie by the worthie citizens of London, the 12th day of November, 1584, at her Grace's coming to St. James'" (a copy in the Collection of Mr. George Daniel). In the Pepys Collection, i. 455, is "A most excellent Ditty called Collin's Conceit," beginning—
" Conceits of sundry sorts there are." Others are in the second volume of the Pepys Collection; in the Roxburghe; in Anthony Munday's Banquet of Daintie Conceits; in Deloney's Strange Histories, • 1607, &c.
The following stanza is from the ballad of " King Henry the Second crowning his son Henry, in his life-time," &c, by Deloney. The entire ballad is reprinted by Evans (ii. 63), from The Garland of Delight, but he omits the name of the tune.