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ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
On a rocky coast I've driven,
Where the stormy winds do rise, Where the rolling mountain billows
Lift a vessel to the skies: But from land, or from the ocean,
Little dread I ever knew, When compared to the dangers
In the frowns of scornful Sue.
Long I wonder'd why my jewel
Had the heart to use me so, Till I found, by often sounding,
She'd another love in tow : So farewell, hard-hearted Sukey,
I'll my fortune seek at sea, And try in a more friendly latitude,
Since in yours I cannot be."
The descriptive song of " The Storm," or " Cease, rude Boreas," is printed in so many collections (in Kitson's Miglish Songs, in the Eev. James Plumtre's Collection, in The Universal Songster, &c.) that it may suffice here to republish the first stanza with the tune.
CHESHIRE ROUNDS.
This -is contained in the eleventh and subsequent editions of The Dancing Master, in the first volume of Walsh's Compleat Country Dancing Master, in Polly, and other ballad operas.
Mr. George Daniel, in his Merry England, remarks that the only known por­trait of Dogget, the actor (of coat and badge notoriety), is a small engraving representing him dancing the Gkeshire Mound. Mr. Daniel prints one of Dogget's play-bills, issued in 1691, and the following, from other bills of the time of







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