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1. James Caulfield, 4th Viscount, 1st Earl Charlemont (1728-1799), Irish statesman. Francis Hardy, Memoirs of the Political and Private Life of James Caulfield, Earl of Charlemont. London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1810, reviewed in #161 by John William Ward, Lord Dudley.

2. George Ensor (1769-1843), anti-Malthusian, pro-Irish political writer, known to Jeremy Bentham. He was a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, and did not attend Magdalen College, Oxford. He appears to have lived mostly in Ireland. On National Education. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811, reviewed in #173, by Copleston. Richard Heber (1773-1833), friend of George Canning and Walter Scott, half-brother to Reginald Heber.

3. Latin: here and everywhere. The "hic & ubique friend" is Richard Heber. One of history's most notable bibliophiles, he spent much of his time and fortune collecting books.

4. Probably from the sea ballad sung in Love Laughs at Locksmiths, a play by George Colman (1762-1836) that debuted in 1803 at the Haymarket theatre (see Colman the younger

Miss Bailey's Ghost
A Captain bold in Halifax,
Who dwelt in country quarters,
Seduced a maid who hanged herself
One morning in her garters,
His wicked conscience smited him,
He lost his stomach daily,
He took to drinking turpentine
And thought upon Miss Bailey.
Oh, Miss Bailey, unfortunate Miss Bailey,
Oh, Miss Bailey, unfortunate Miss Bailey ....

Visit the Folk Music page to hear the tune and read the rest of the lyrics.








Published @ RC

February 2005