Yale Center for British Art

Print made by unknown artist

Published by Robert Laurie, 1755?–1836, British

No rest in the grave, or the second appearance of Miss Bailey's ghost
Etching with hand coloring in watercolor on medium, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Sheet: 9 1/8 × 10 1/8 inches (23.2 × 25.7 cm)
Lettered above image, upper center: "Publish'd June 16, 1806, by LAURIE & WHITTLE. 53. Fleet Street, London."; lettered below image: "NO REST IN THE GRAVE: __ OR | The Second appearance of Miss Bailey's Ghost. | Being a true & tragical Parody, on the favorite Song called "Nobody coming to marry me." Sung with | unbounded applause by Mr. R. Jones, at the Theatre Royal, Dublin. ___ Written by Mr. Kertland. | 1 | The Dogs had ceas'd to bark, | The silver Moon shone bright; | When in the lone Church Yard, | Stood poor Miss Bailey's sprite. | {Spoken | Crying} | Oh! what will become of me, | Ah! why did I die? | Nobody coming to bury me, | Nobody coming to cry, y!__ y!___ | Nobody coming &c. | 2 | The first time I saw Capt. Smith, | I was fair, tho' he treated me foul; | So here tete-a-tete with the Moon, | All night will I bellow & howl; | {Spoken | Singing} | Oh! what can the matter be, | My own ghost in the cold must expire; | While wicked Smith over his Ratifia, | Is roasting his shins at the Fire. at the &c. | 3 | The last time i saw my deluder, | H gave me a shabby Pound Note, | But i borrow'd his best Leather Breeches, | To wear with my wooden surtout; | And its_Oh! to be cover'd in decency, | For a grave I the Parson did pay; | But Capt. Smith's note, was a Forgery! | And i was turn'd out of my clay. | of my clay. | 4 | And here am I singing my song, Till almost the dawning of day; | Come Sexton, come Spectre, come Captain, | Will nobody take me away? -- | But hold _ yet I've a comfort let, | Delightful to most married fair, | Rather cold _ & of many a joy bereft, | Yet still, I've the BREECHES TO WEAR. | to wear."
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Godfrey Pearlson
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
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