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PILLS

TO PURGE

Melancholy;

BEING

A Collection of the best Merry BALLADS
and SONGS, Old and New.

Fitted to all Humours, having each their proper
TUNE for either Voice, or Instrument:
Most of the SONGS being new Set.

VOL. I.

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LONDON:
Printed by W. Pearson, for J. Tonson, at
Shakespear's Head, over - against
Catherine Street in the Strand, 1719.

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To the Right Honourable the Lords and Ladies, and also

to the Honoured Gentry of both kinds, that have been so Generous to be Subscribers . to these Volumes of SONGS; which end with some Orations, Copy's of'Verses, Prologues and Epilogues.

My Lords, Ladies and Gentry,

IOnce thought to have been particular in my Dedication, and have assign'd it to one or two of the Nobility or Gentry; but considering that it would

lessen

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