John Eccles, "By those pigsneyes that stars do seem" [song]

Scope and Content

"A Dialogue bettween Mr Dogget and Mrs Bracegirdle"

Heading continues, "Mr John Eccles". This song appeared in Thomas D'Urfey's "The Richmond Heiress", which was first staged in 1693. Cyrus Lawrence Day and Eleanore Boswell Murrie, English song-books, 1651-1702: a bibliography (London: Bibliographical Society, 1940), imprint no. 133, indicate it was published in "Joyful Cuckoldom" (1671); also David Hunter, Opera and song books published in England, 1703-1726: a descriptive bibliography (London: Bibliographical Society, 1997) 8-11 (96), 33(111).