Yankee Doodle-Doo: A Collection of Songs of the Early American Stage

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ELIHU HUBBARD SMITH

Edwin and Angelina, or the Banditti

ELIHU HUBBARD SMITH was a graduate of Yale, and besides being a dramatist was a well known physician. His "Edwin and Angelina, or The Banditti," for which the music was composed by Victor Pellesier, followed closely on the heels of "Tammany," and showed that the New York music public even then was hoping that a school of native American opera was just around the corner. The work was produced at the John Street Theatre on Sept. 19, 1796. In the company were the Mr. and Mrs. John Hodgkinson whose names are so intimately bound up with the early American theatre. Mrs. Hodgkinson played Angelina, and Mr. Hodgkinson, Sifrid. The play was based on Goldsmith's "The Hermit." Victor Pellesier, the composer of the score, was a Frenchman, who was first horn of the Old American Company.

Edwin

Turn, Angelina, ever dear,
My charmer turn to see
Thy own, thy long lost Edwin, he;
Restored to love and thee.
Thus let me hold thee to my heart,
And every care resign.

And shall we never, never part?
My life! my all that's mine?
No, never, from this hour to part;
We'll live and love so true,
The sigh that rends thy constant heart,
Shall break thy Edwin's too.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Yankee Doodle-Doo *
  • The Introduction 5
  • The Contents 9
  • The Illustrations *
  • Thomas Godfrey 15
  • Andrew Barton 16
  • Royal Tyler 23
  • John Leacock 25
  • Ann Kemble Hatton 29
  • Mrs. Susanna Rowson 32
  • Elihu Hubbard Smith 35
  • William Milns 40
  • John Beete 43
  • William Dunlap 45
  • Benjamin Carr 50
  • Laurence Sterne 58
  • James Hewitt 64
  • Victor Pellesier 70
  • James Hewitt 80
  • James Nelson Barker 83
  • James Ellison 90
  • Anonymous 92
  • Joseph Hutton 93
  • Charles Powell Clinch 98
  • Samuel B. H. Judah 101
  • Micah Hawkins 104
  • Samuel Woodworth 107
  • C. S. Talbot 119
  • John Howard Payne 121
  • Anonymous 127
  • Robert Dale Owens 128
  • William H. Fry 130
  • Benjamin A. Baker 132
  • James Gaspard Maeder 134
  • J. H. Wainwright 139
  • Charles M. Walcot 142
  • 0. F. Durivage 144
  • James Pilgrim 145
  • Thomas Dunn English 151
  • C. W. Taylor 154
  • John Brougham 156
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