From: [Various vocal and instrumental music]
The sole textual concordance found in the Catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980 (London: K. G. Saur, 1981) suggests this may be a song by Samuel Howard which appeared in The Lady's Magazine of November 1782 (pressmark P.P. 5141). Not found in the British union-catalogue of early music printed before the year 1801, ed. Edith B. Schnapper (London: Butterworth Scientific Publications, 1957); Cyrus Lawrence Day and Eleanore Boswell Murrie, English song-books, 1651-1702: a bibliography (London: Bibliographical Society, 1940), nor David Hunter, Opera and song books published in England, 1703-1726: a descriptive bibliography (London: Bibliographical Society, 1997).