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Scottish songs, the others are a mixed collection. The eighteenth edition appeared in 1792. A presumably unauthorized edition, two volumes in one, has the following title : ' The Tea-Table Miscellany; or Allan Ramsay's Collection of Scots Songs. London : Printed by J. Watson over against Hungerford Market in the Strand, 1730.' 18mo. pp. 230. In the preface it is styled the ' fifth edition.'
The Hive, a Collection of the most Celebrated. Songs. London: Printed for J. Walthoe, Jim., 1724. 16mo. 4 vols. The last in 1732. Contains a criticism on Song Writing by ' Namby-pamby' Philips.
' The "Vocal Miscellany, a collection of above four hundred celebrated songs; many of which were never before printed. With the names of the tnnes prefixed to each song. The third edition corrected with additions. Dublin : Printed by W. Rhames in Capel Street .. . 1738.' 16mo. pp. xx and 340. The first edition, London, 1733.
•' The Lark : containing a collection of above Four hundred and seventy celebrated English and Scotch Songs none of which are contained in the other collections of the same size called The Syren and The Nightingale. With a curious and copious alphabetical glossary for explaining the Scotch words. London: printed for John Osborn . . . 1740.' 18mo. pp. 416.
' The Charmer, a choice collection of Songs, Scots and English. Edinburgh: Printed for J. Yair . . . 1749. l2mo.' The second volume in 1751. The second edition in 1752 ; the third in 1765 is subscribed ' Edinburgh : Printed for M. Yair, bookseller.'
' Orpheus : a collection of One thousand nine hundred and seventy-four of the most celebrated English and Scotch songs. With a glossary explaining the Scotch words. In three volumes, London: Printed for C. Hitch and J. Osbom .. . 1749. 16mo.' This is a collection" of three volumes under the titles —The Linnet, The Thrush, and The Robin, published the same year.
Collection of Loyal Songs, Poems, &cLondon, 1750. Privately, printed.
Herd's MS., now in the British Museum, contains songs, ballads, and remnants; it is the foundation of Herd's Collections of Songs published in 1769 and 1776. Many unpublished pieces are referred to in the Notes. Sir Walter Scott and other ballad editors since his time have examined it and drawn from it.
' A Collection cf Songs. Edinburgh: Printed by A. Donaldson and J. Reid. 1762.' l2mo.
A choice Collection of Scotch and English Songs, taken from the Amyrillis, Phoenix, &c. . . . Glasgow, 1764. l2mo.
The Blackbird : a choice collection of the most celebrated songs . .. , by William Hunter, Philo-Architechtonicae. Edinburgh; 1764. 16mo.
The Lark: being a select collection of the most celebrated and newest songs, Scots and English. Edinburgh: W. Gordon, 1765. Vol. i. 12mo. Only one volume published.
' The Masque : a new and select collection of the best English, Scotch, and Irish Songs . .. with a great number of valuable originals. ... A new edition with great additions. London : printed for Richardson & Urquhart under the Royal Exchange,' n. d. 12mo. The first edition in 1761, another in 1768. That described above is a few years later.
'Keliques of Ancient English Poetry: consisting of old Heroic Ballads,