Aesop's Fables 6: The Lady with Sore Eyes For Four-Part Chorus of Mixed Voices and Piano Accompaniment
. G. Schirmer . NY/London
M1552.S65 A37 1979 no. 6 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is an unstapled pamphlet of 13 pages, all but 1-2 presenting a musical score. The libretto for this operette, one of ten that make up the Aesop's Fables series, is a combination of L'Estrange's text and Smith's own. In this version the woman starts with sore eyes, and the doctor applies temporarily blinding ointment to them. Is there a typo near the top of 9? The text there seems to say there became and less followed by a full stop. The moral here includes There are few good offices done for other people which the benefactor does not hope to be the better for himself. So far I have been lucky enough to find four of the ten pamphlets. The original price for each pamphlet was $.75. Inflation has not been too bad! I would love to hear these works performed.