Location: Exeter, Devon (SX9292)
Year: 1770 (or 1737)
Time of Occurrence: Christmas
Collective Name: Mumming


The Mobiad, or battle of the voice
Exeter, 1770



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.


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.

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1996-09-11 - Entered by P.T.Millington
1997-03-25 - File Named by Peter Millington
2021-01-15 - TEI-encoded by Peter Millington


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