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Primrose Hill and St. Patrick was a Gentleman Broadside and Song Sheet
J. G. & H. Hunt [1835], Boston, MA. A song sheet featuring two songs, Primrose Hill and St. Patrick was a Gentleman. There are two woodcuts on the top of the sheet. The first wood cut shows a suitor sitting on hill surrounded by various items, including a shield emblazoned with "Assiduity". The second woodcut is of a cathedral. Below is an excerpt from each song/poem:"Fair maid of Primrose hill, he cried,I've come a wooing here;So do not treat me with disdain,Nor use me too severe.For my love 'tis ture and is fix'd on you,Constant I'll be to only thee,Thou flower of ev'ry few."- Primrose Hill"There's not a mile in Ireland's isle where dirty vermin muster,But there he put his dear fore foot and murder'd them in clusters;The toads went pop, the frogs went flop, slap dash in the water,And the snakes committed suicide to save themselves from the slaughter"- St. Patrick was A GentlemanSingle sheet. Printed in two columns. OCLC 0 (Oct 2019). While there are similar entries in OCLC, they are by a different publisher. Measure 8 1/2" x 8" Age toning. Foxing. Generalized wear.
Bookseller: Eclectibles, ABAA [Tolland, CT, U.S.A.]
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