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In the Roxburghe Collection, ii. 470, is " True love without deceit," &c, " to the tune of Over hills and high mountains;" commencing—
" Unfortunate Strephon ! well may'st thou complain, Since thy cruel Phillis thy love doth disdain." Also (ii. 508), " The Wandering Virgin, or The coy lass well fitted: Or the answer to The Wandering Maiden," &c, " To a pleasant new tune, Over hills and high mountains.''''
Both the above were printed by P. Brooksby. The first stanza of the latter ballad is here printed with the tune.
This tune was composed in the early part of the last century by the Rev. Wm. Felton, prebendary of Hereford. It formed a part of one of his Concertos, and was afterwards published with variations as Felton's Gavot. It is said to have been played by the troops of Charles Stuart on quitting Manchester in December, 1745 : also when the unfortunate Manchester youth, Jemmy Dawson,

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