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" Oh! my Kitten !" was also printed in The Trader's Garland, with an " Answer from the Bishop to the Dean," beginning— " O my sweet Jonathan, Jonathan, O my sweet Jonathan Swifty ;" and " The Dean's Answer to the Bishop," to the same tune.
Mad Moll was introduced into Gay's ballad-opera of Polly, and is mentioned in the popular ballad of "Arthur o'Bradley's Wedding," written by a Mr. Taylor, early in the present century. In Momus turn'd Fabulist, 1729, instead of Mad Moll, the old name is given as " Shall I be sick for love ? "
Having printed The Virgin Queen, or Yellow Stockings, in my first collection, the earlier version is now, for variety, subjoined.
Jigs and bagpipe hornpipes of this class became so much alike towards the end of the seventeenth and early part of the eighteenth centuries, that it is un­necessary to multiply specimens.
The first stanza of " Arthur o'Bradley's Wedding" is printed to the tune. It will be found entire in Songs and Ballads of the Peasantry of England, by J. H. Dixon.

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