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Lovers, Rakes and Rogues By John Wardroper

Lovers, Rakes and Rogues

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A collection of 325 love-songs and merry, bawdy and irreverent verses from Shakespeare's time up to the eve of Queen Victoria. They spring from all levels of society - aristocratic circles, the theatres, the taverns and the streets. An introduction provides the social-historical background.

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Lovers, Rakes and Rogues: Amatory, Merry and Bawdy Verse from 1580 to 1830 by John Wardroper

This collection offers 325 love-songs and merry, bawdy and irreverent verses from Shakespeare's time up to the eve of Queen Victoria, brought to light from songbooks, broadsides, manuscripts and other sources in the British Library, The Bodleian and elsewhere. They spring from all levels of society - aristocratic circles, the theatres, the taverns and the streets. A 7000-word introduction gives the social-historical background. Wherever necessary, words and allusions are helpfully annotated in the page. Endnotes provide additional material. Also included are 40 examples of music to the songs in the book.

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Love's pleasures, love's pains; rakes and wantons; merriments, mockings, miseries.

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GOR001943977
Lovers, Rakes and Rogues: Amatory, Merry and Bawdy Verse from 1580 to 1830 by John Wardroper
John Wardroper
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Wardroper (John)
1995-10-12
366
0952609304
9780952609308
N/A
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