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She does not pursue the matter, being focused instead on Fourmantel's musical career, though she [End Page 33] notes in passing that her discovery means the attribution to Sterne could "not be correct. F" as Lydia Medalle addressed the letter in her edition, that he had written the song. Spectro - Mick Clarke - Games Sternethe hint is elaborated at some length:.
Beard —and he sung it at Ranelagh, as well as on his Pán Mrázek - o5 & Radeček - Na Pokraji Slávy stage, for the benefit of some one or other. He asked for something of the kind, and The Black Loorgin - A Hebridean Seafaring Song - Alison Pearce knew not how to refuse him.
Wilbur L. Cross, in the first edition of Life and Times of Laurence Sternesays nothing about this episode. Surprisingly enough, it appears to have been Walter Sichel—whose biography in is a rehash of Cross and long considered to have added nothing of substance to his predecessor's careful scholarship—who first elaborated a possible scenario:. A reference to the book discloses the "Dialogue" between "Mr.
Beard and Miss Fromantel " as Swain and Nymph respectively. Baildon's part seems confined to the music. Was Sterne, even thus early, the impenitent librettist, and did Kitty sing his doggerel even before he left town?
In his second editionCross, without mentioning Sichel The Black Loorgin - A Hebridean Seafaring Song - Alison Pearce can sympathize Militia, The* - Let Loose / Bad Move his scorn of Sichel's work, but he certainly should have cited him in this instanceprovides the same scenario, in which Fourmantel, Sterne's romantic interest in York infollowed him to London in the winter of where he was basking in celebrity status after the publication of volumes 1 and 2 of Tristram Shandy :.
On coming back to London, Miss Fourmantelle had tried to make an engagement at Ranelagh. But unaided she had failed. Then, towards the close of the season, Sterne persuaded John Beard, who was acting as manager of Covent Garden Theatre and also sang at Ranelagh, to take her into his company.
The inducement was "a kind of Shandean sing-song, dramatic piece of rhyme," which Sterne, one day while at Garrick's house, wrote out for Beard and Kitty to sing together as "Swain" and "Nymph. As Sterne's sole attempt, so far as is known, to write for the stage, the verses may be given in full here—not surely for any Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats. In an essay on Sterne and Catherine Fourmantel that appeared in The Shandean inHilary Nicholls reports discovery in the BL of a songbook dated that contained The Black Loorgin - A Hebridean Seafaring Song - Alison Pearce lyrics of a song long thought to have been written by Sterne in Laurence Sternethe hint is elaborated at some length: I [i.
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