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To the second, D'Urfey wrote the song commencing " Jolly Roger Twangdillo, of Plowden Hall;" and to the third, " The Yeoman of Kent," commencing— " In Kent, I hear, there lately did dwell Long George, a yeoman by trade." The last (slightly altered, and with the addition of tol de rol at the end) is the tune of the satirical ballad of " The Vicar and Moses," beginning— " At the sign of the Horse, old Spintext, of course, At night took his pipe and his pot;" and, before that, seems to have served for a similar attack upon the Reliques ex­hibited by the Jesuits at the Savoy Chapel in the Strand, entitled " Religious Reliques; or, The Sale at the Savoy, upon the Jesuits breaking up their School and Chapel" (1689). The following is the first stanza :—
The words of this are by D'Urfey, and "made to a comical tune in The Country Wake." The play of The Country Wake was written by Dogget, the actor, who bequeathed the annual coat and badge to the Thames watermen. It was printed in 1696.
The tune is in the second volume of The Dancing Master, and was introduced into The Beggars' Opera, The Generous Freemason, The Patron, and An Old Man taught Wisdom.
D'Urfey's song is printed in Pills, i. 250, 1719; and in Watts's Musical Miscellany, v. 108, 1731. In the latter, entitled " Marriage;" in the former, f The Mouse-trap." In The Dancing Master, " Old Hob, or The Mouse-trap."

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