[Illustrated music sheet] The Riot Night occasion'd by the Burning of the Meeting Houses.
Music sheet, hand-coloured etching above engraved lettering and music, watermarked laid paper; four watchmen surrounding a drunken man on the street at night. 320 x 195mm, 12½ x 7¾". Some slight creasing; left margin slightly tatty and chipped.
'XXIII' inscribed above image. Music and four verses beginning, "As tipling John was jogging on...", four other verses and a line of music 'for the flute' at bottom. The reference appears to be to the burning of Daniel Burgess's Presbyterian meeting house in Carey Street, Lincolns Inn, on 1 March 1710, and the song was first published at about that time. The BM attribute this version to George Bickham the Younger (c.1706 - 1771) on stylistic grounds.
BM Satires undescribed. BM 1982,U.2055.
[Ref: 21063] £130.00