John Eccles, "Belinda's pretty pleasing form" [song]

Scope and Content

"Mr John Eccles"

According to Cyrus Lawrence Day and Eleanore Boswell Murrie, English song-books, 1651-1702: a bibliography (London: Bibliographical Society, 1940), this is from the lost play, "Women will Have their Wills". The several printed sources listed in Day and Murrie (incipit reference 352) include "Mercurius Musicus" of 1699. The British union-catalogue of early music printed before the year 1801, ed. Edith B. Schnapper (London: Butterworth Scientific Publications, 1957) suggests a publication date of [c. 1700].

Key: D

Tempo: ¢

Medium: S, bc