EBBA 30770

British Library - Roxburghe
 
Loyal Constancy; Or, The Seamans Love-Letter: / Written by John Blay on Board the Henry and Elizabeth riding at Leghorn, to his / Dear Mistris Mary Foart, now living near Wapping, exhorting her to continue / in her wonted love and constancy according to their mutual promises past be- / tween them, in order to their happy Union and Marriage, as soon as he shall / return from the Voyage to England.
Date Published 1672-1696 ?
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Imprint Printed for P. Brooksby, at the Golden-ball in West smithfield
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Collection British Library - Roxburghe
Pages 2.320, 2.321
Location British Library
Shelfmark C.20.f.8.320-321
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  Part 1
Title Loyal Constancy; Or, The Seamans Love-Letter: / Written by John Blay on Board the Henry and Elizabeth riding at Leghorn, to his / Dear Mistris Mary Foart, now living near Wapping, exhorting her to continue / in her wonted love and constancy according to their mutual promises past be- / tween them, in order to their happy Union and Marriage, as soon as he shall / return from the Voyage to England.
Tune Imprint Tune of, Cloris full of harmless thoughts; Jenny Gin. The fair one let me in.
First Lines TIll from Leghorn I do return, / stil I constant to me prove;
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Notes This ballad includes its response on the same sheet, entitled "Vertue the Reward of Constancy; Or, Mrs. Mary Foart's Love-Letter and An- / swer to her dear heart John Blay at Leghorn: / Wherein she protests her constancy and happiness in the injoyment of his love, which / she writ to him in Verse, as his was to her: and showing the same to a Friend of / hers for his approbation, he caused both the Letter and the Answer to be publish'd / to vindicate the Maids honour and constancy, which some sly young-men living / near, had endeavoured to traduce, and by that means to break off the match, which / they had designed otherways." These have been cataloged as a single ballad consisting of one part.