Folk Play Links - Related Play Customs

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Staffordshire

001 * The Travels through England of Dr Richard Pococke, [ed. by James Joel Cartwright, Vol.I, 1888, pp.216, 215 - at Witton [Wetton], 4th Jun. 1751]

Christmas

Cumbria

002 * The Flemings in Oxford [ed. by John Richard Magrath, Vol.I, 1904, p.407 - at Rydal Hall, Rydal, from Troutbeck, 27th Dec. 1661 - The Fair Maid of the West]

Durham

003 * An Account of the English Dramatick Poets [by Gerard Langbaine [the Younger], 1691, pp.541-542 - 'Mucedorus']
004 * Francis Radclyffe, First Earl of Derwentwater [by W.Hylton Dyer Longstaffe, in Archaeologia Aeliana, New Ser. Vol.I, 1857, p.113 - 'A Booke of Disbursed Moneys ...' - at Dilston Hall, Dilston, from Stella and Blaydon, 5th Jan. 1682 - Mucedorus]

Essex

005 * Lady Victoria Buxton [wife of 3rd Baronet] [by George W.E. Russell, 1919, p.148 - mumming in which the chief incidents of the year were humorously treated - at Warlies [Warlies Park House], Upshire, 1825]

Lancashire

006 * Some Old Country Sports - From the Crosby Records [citation of Rev T.E. Gibson, in Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, Vol.XXXIII, Session 1880-81, pp.(19-21 - 'The Flowering of Marl-Pits';) 21-22 - "when the [The ]Soldier's Fortune [, by Thomas Otway] was acted at Little Crosby, the three chief characters were sustained by tenants of his own in that village."]
007 * Some Old Country Sports - From the Crosby Records [by Rev T.E. Gibson, in Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, Vol.XXXIII, Session 1880-81, pp.(19-21 - 'The Flowering of Marl-Pits';) 21-22 - "when the [The ]Soldier's Fortune [, by Thomas Otway] was acted at Little Crosby, the three chief characters were sustained by tenants of his own in that village."]

North Yorkshire

008 * Edmund Kean [by Stephen Jackson, in Notes and Queries, 4th Ser. Vol.III No.75, 5th Jun. 1869, p.536 - at Grassington - critical of below]
009 * Grassington Theatricals [by T.Q. M. [Dr James H. Dixon], in Table Book;, by William Hone, Vol.II, 1828, cols.247-248 - extract from The History and Antiquities of the Deanery of Craven,, by Thomas Dunham Whitaker, 1805, pp.402-403]
010 * The History and Antiquities of the Deanery of Craven, [2nd edition] [by Thomas Dunham Whitaker [Vicar of Whalley], 1812, pp.469-470 - at Skipton Castle, Skipton, 1606; The Iron Age, by Heywood; Destruction of Troy; The London Merchant, by Lillo]
011 * The Household Books of Sir Miles Stapleton, Bart., 1656-1705 [Continued] [by J.Charles Cox, in Ancestor, No.3, Oct. 1902, pp.148-150 - at Carlton Hall [Carlton Towers], Carlton e.g. The Gentle Craft or the Shoemaker's Holiday; and A Pleasant Comedie, called Wily Beguilde, 1606]
012 * Thomas Airay [by T.Q. M. [Dr James H. Dixon], in Table Book;, by William Hone, Vol.I, 1827, cols.069-074 - at Grassington]

Northumberland

013 * Poems, Chiefly Pastoral [by John Cunningham, 1766, pp.171-172 - 'A Prologue, For some Country Lads, performing the Devil of a Wife in the Christmas Holidays' - Literary Work - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]

Somerset

014 * The Wedmore Ratepayers - 1701 to 1750 [by S.H.A. H. [Rev S.H.A. Hervey][Vicar of Wedmore], in The Wedmore Chronicle, Vol.II No.I, [? 1888], p.21 - 'Bishop. Dean' - Scripture play at Dunster]

[General]

015 * A Select Collection of Old Plays [by [ed. R. Dodsley], Vol.I, 1744, p.x - Summarised or paraphrased in: The British Theatre, by [Chetwood], 1750, p.iii; The Companion to the Play-House:, by [Baker], Vol.I, 1764, p.ix; Þorða Anzel-Cynnan:, by Strutt, Vol.II, 1774-1776, p.94 - [incidentally, four letters are in Anglo-Saxon script. Gale uses the incorrect English Short Title Catalogue title. The correct title is Þorða Angel-Cynnan:. The correct transliteration of the title is Horda Angel-Cynnan:]]
016 * An Historical Essay on the Irish Stage [by Joseph C. Walker, in Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, [Vol.II], 1788, p.78fn - (in Ireland;) Dodsley; citation of Remarks on the text, and last edition of Shakespear, by Mr Ritson; (May boys) - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]
017 * Catalogi Codicum Manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae : Pt.IV : Codices of Right Rev Thomas Tanner [by Alfred Hackman, 1860, col.764 - 'Ms. 407' - No.10 [- see The Commonplace Book of Robert Reynes of Acle, 1980] ]
018 * Remarks, critical and illustrative, on the text and notes of the Last edition of Shakspeare [by [Anon][Joseph Ritson], 1783, pp.38-40 - 'Pageant of the Nine Worthies' - as Bodleian Library Ms. Tanner 407; as British Library Harleian Ms. 1197]
019 * The Clandestine Marriage [Vols.I-II], and The Sisters [Vol.III] [by Ellen Wallace, 1840, Vol.II pp.179-181 - acting ['The Keys of Canterbury'] - Literary Work]
020 * The Nursery Rhymes of England, [4th edition, enlarged by a Supplement, only] [ed. by James Orchard Halliwell, 1846, pp.229-230 - DXXXIV 'The Keys of Canterbury']

Harvest Home

Literary Work ?

021 * Midas; an English Burletta [by [Kane O'Hara], 1764, pp.7-8, 27 - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]

Norfolk

022 * On the Agriculture of Suffolk: [by William & Hugh Raynbird, 1849, pp.306-307 - 'The Horkey' - extract from Hone]

North Yorkshire

023 * Archives of the National Centre for English Cultural Tradition (NATCECT) [holds also the Richard Blakeborough and J. Fairfax Blakeborough [his son] Collection]
024 * Examples of Printed Folk-Lore concerning the North Riding of Yorkshire, York and the Ainsty [County Folk-Lore, Vol.II : Printed Extracts, No. 4] [coll. & ed. by Mrs Gutch, 1901, pp.258-259 - extract from Rhymes & Sketches to Illustrate the Cleveland Dialect [2nd edition], by Mrs G.M. Tweddell, 1892, pp.49-51; 259-266 - extract from article, by Richard Blakeborough, in Leeds Mercury Supplement, 14th Jan. 1899 - 'The Mell Supper Act', 1820; ("Guisers" with mell supper) - both informed by [?]]
025 * Rhymes & Sketches to Illustrate the Cleveland Dialect [2nd edition] [by Mrs G.M. Tweddell, 1892, pp.49-51 - 'Awd Tahms an' Awd Fooaks' - Mell Suppers]

Northamptonshire

026 * The Village Minstrel, and Other Poems [by John Clare, 1821, pp.(xxii-xxiii;) xxiii-xxiv - 'Introduction', 28 - 'The Village Minstrel' - ("crane" with Harvest Homes;) "dusty miller" with Harvest Homes]

[General]

027 * Ancient Poems, Ballads, and Songs of the Peasantry of England [1st edition] [coll. & ed. by James Henry Dixon, 1846, pp.42-46 - 'A Dialogue between the Husband-man and the Serving-man' - also informed by William Sandys]
028 * Some Ancient Christmas Carols, [2nd edition only] [coll. by Davies Gilbert, 1823 - 'The Servingman and the Husbandman']
029 * The Loyal Garland: [ed. by J.O. Halliwell, 1850, pp.66-69 - 'The Husband-Man and Serving-Man' - reprint of The Loyal Garland, [5th edition with additions], 1686]

New Year

Scotland

030 * Memoir and Correspondence of Susan Ferrier 1782-1854 [ed. by John A. Doyle, 1898, pp.192-193 - "guizarding" her The Inheritance, 1824 - at Kennet House [Kennet Gardens], Kennet, 1825]
031 * Reminiscences of Dunfermline and Neighbourhood, [by Alexander Stewart, 1886, p.151 - Norval and Glenalvon [i.e. Douglas], by John Home; Rob Roy; and The Gentle Shepherd, by Allan Ramsay]
032 * Yule and Hogmanay [by [Anon], in Hogg's Weekly Instructor, Vol.VI No.153, 29th Jan. 1848, pp.361-363 - ([Edinburgh ?] fragment;) superseded by e.g. Norval and Glenalvon [i.e. Douglas], by John Home]

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