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Location: Exeter, Devon (SX9292) Year: 1770 (or 1737) Time of Occurrence: Christmas Collective Name: Mumming
The Mobiad, or battle of the voice
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.
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.
11th September 1996 - Entered by P.T.Millington 25th Mar.1997 - File Named by Peter Millington