Richard Leveridge, "Hold John ere you leave me" [song]

Scope and Content

"A Dialogue in the Island Princess / Mr [R.] Leveridge"

Pierre Motteux's "The Island Princess" was first staged in 1699. For details concerning the first known imprint of songs from this opera, see Cyrus Lawrence Day and Eleanore Boswell Murrie, English song-books, 1651-1702: a bibliography (London: Bibliographical Society, 1940), imprint reference 180. See also David Hunter, Opera and song books published in England, 1703-1726: a descriptive bibliography (London: Bibliographical Society, 1997) 5 (83).

Key: C

Tempo: 6/4

Medium: 2 S, bc