Thomson, James, 1700-1748.
Alfred : a masque.
London : Printed for A. Millar, 1740.
Written by James Thomson and David Mallet. Cf. Nicoll, A. A history of English drama, 1660-1900, 1952: v. 2, p. 343.
Composed by Thomas Arne. Cf. NUC pre-1956.
"Represented before Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales at Clieffden on the first of August, 1740."
Includes Thomson's ode Rule Britannia, its first publication, without the music by Arne: p. 42-43.
One of two variants (priority unknown) of the 1st ed. of the libretto.
Mallet, David, 1705?-1765.
Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778.
Millar, Andrew, 1705-1768, publisher.