Publishing information: The Musical Treasury. [No. 657-58 - G.H. Davidson, Peter's Hill, Doctor's Commons, London -6d.]. 'The bridge of sighs' is also published as a descriptive cantata, being nos. 655-56 of 'Davidson's Musical Treasury,' price sixpence.
First line: One more unfortunate, weary of breath.
Pagination: 157-164 of The Musical Treasury.
The entire poem by Thomas Hood is printed on the back page, along with an advertisement for: Musical pieces, founded on incidents in 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'.
Dating: It has to be after the 1852 publication of 'Uncle Tom's cabin' and appears in Davidson's Temperance Melodist, 1854.
Bound in: Owner bound volume of assorted songs, in the collection of Rouse Hill House & Farm, 1850-1864.
The Rouse Hill House & Farm sheet music collection is a large multi-generational domestic collection compiled by members of the Rouse and Terry families and their network and dates between the early 19th and 20th centuries. It includes Australian composed and published material as well music published predominantly in Britain.
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