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Exeter Fragment, 1737 or 1770

A.Brice (1770)

Context

Location: 
Exeter
SX9292
Time of Occurrence: 
Christmas
Collective name: 
Mumming

Source

Author: 
A.Brice
Title: 
The Mobiad, or battle of the voice
Publication: 
Exeter, 1770

Cast

Saint George {combatant}

Text

Saint George

Oh! here comes I Saint george, a Man of Courage bold,
And with my Spear I winn'd three Crowns of Gold.
I slew the Dragon, and brought him to the Slaughter;
And by that very means I married Sabra,
the beauteous King of Egypts Daughter.
Play Musick.

Notes

The book is supposed to have been written in 1737, although it was not published until 1770. The text fragment comes from a footnote, which does not make it clear whether it relates to 1737 or about 1770.