Copy, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, in a MS songbook. Late 17th century.
EtG 66: Sir George Etherege, Song (‘In some kind dream upon her slumbers steal’)
Later owned by William Hayman Cummings (1831-1915), singer and musical antiquary.
This MS recorded in Zimmerman, No. 497.
First published, in a musical setting by Henry Purcell, in The Theater of Music, Fourth Book (London, 1687). The Works of Henry Purcell, XXII (London, 1922), pp. 59-61. Thorpe, p. 34.