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The following is from the ballad-opera of The Jovial Crew:—
Nor sorrow, nor pain, amongst us shall be found, To our master's good health shall the cup be crown'd : That long he may live, and in bliss may abound, Shall be ev'ry man's wish, while the bowl goes round. Chorus. Shall be ev'ry man's wish, &c.
I OFTEN FOR MY JENNY STROVE. This is contained in book iii. of The Banquet of Music, consisting of " songs sung at the Court and theatres," 1689; in Apollo's Banquet, 1690; in The Da iicing Master, from 1695; in all editions of Bills to purge Melancholy; and in The Jovial Crew, and other ballad-operas.
One of the ballads sung to the air, entitled Cupid's Revenge, is almost a para­phrase of King Cophetua and The Beggar Maid,—alluded to by Shakespeare, and reprinted by Percy in the Beliques. " Cupid's Revenge" is contained in Old Ballads, i. 138, 8vo., 1723, and in Evans' Old Ballads, ii. 361,1810. Evans, as usual, omits the name of the tune. It commences thus:— " A king once reign'd beyond the seas, As we in ancient stories find, Whom no fair face could ever please :
He cared not for womankind. He despis'd the sweetest beauty, And the greatest fortune too; At length he married to a beggar; See what Cupid's dart can do," &c.

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