14th February 1825

Wrote to Vandyk & Dr Darling in my letter to Van Dyk I inserted the tune of' 'Peggy Band' there is a many beautiful tunes to these provincial ballads such as the 'White Cockade' 'Wars Alarms' 'Down the Burn Davy' old & new 'Thro the wood Laddy' 'Dusty Miller' 'Highland Laddie' & a very beautiful one I forget the title it begins 'A witherd old gipsey one day I espied who bade me shun the thick woods & said something beside' but the old woman that sung it is gone the old 'Guardian Angels' 'Banks of Banna' & a thousand others.

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