Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
AmyLove Irish airs/Queen Elizabeth's music-book (14) Irish airs/Queen Elizabeth's music-book 29 Jan 17

From Handy Andy by Samuel Lover:

When Augusta saw the lines she was charmed. She discovered her Furlong to be a poet! That the lines were his there was no doubt—they were found in his room, and of course they must be his, just as partial critics say certain Irish airs must be English, because they are to be found in Queen Elizabeth's music-book.

The "lines" are of course someone else's. I'm wondering if someone here can explain the significance of the Irish airs/Queen Elizabeth's music-book remark. Thanks.

And if you'd like to read the "lines" in question (not that they're related to the music-book remark) and/or see the context of the above excerpt:

Handy Andy (page 261)

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.