Document ReferencePw V 215
TitleMS poem, entitled 'The Ballad of the Cloak or the Cloaks Knavery ', by Thomas D'Urfey; n.d.
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionText conists of eleven 9-line verses; refrain omitted.

The song is ascribed to Thomsa D'Urfey in the 1699 edition of 'Wit and Mirth', pp 7-10.

Instruction that it should be sung 'To the tune of, From Hunger & cold, Or Packington's Pound'; tune 'From Hunger and Cold' is distinct from 'Packington's Pound', though the two are interchangeable and are listed together as alternate tunes for a few ballads (Simpson, The British Broadside Ballad and its Music, pp 244-25, 564-70).
Title Of WorkThe Ballad of the Cloak or the Cloaks Knavery
First Line of PoemCome buy my new Ballet
Last Line of PoemAnd all popish plots & their Plotters shall down
Physical DescriptionOne sheet
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Fleur de lis within ornate shield surmounted by coronet with letters HIH under the shield, 85 x 45 mm

WatermarkFleur de lis
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Publication NoteT. D'Urfey, Wit and Mirth: on Pills to Purge Melancholy, 6 vols (London 1719-20/ New York, 1959) III, pp 1-4

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA31732D'Urfey; Thomas (1653-1723); Mr; poet and dramatist1653-1723
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