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I N dealing with the earlier and more historical portion of this book, I have consulted, principally, the following works : Grove's Dictionary of Music, Chappell's Old English Popular Music, Alfred Edward Moffat and Frank Kidson's The Minstrelsy of England, Rev. S. Baring-Gould's English Minstrelsie,
and Edmonstoune Duncan's The Story of Minstrelsy.
My acknowledgments are also due to the authors and publishers of the following books : Antoinette Sterling and Other Celebrities, M. Sterling Mackinlay, Hutchinson and Co. ; Reminiscences of my Life, Sir Charles Santley, Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons ; The Life of Sterndale Bennett, J. R. Sterndale Bennett, Cambridge University Press ; Sir Arthur Sullivan, Arthur Lawrence, James Bowden.
For permission to use the facsimile of Sir William Sterndale Bennett's "Sing, Maiden,