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OF ALL COMFORTS. AKA - "White Chapel Mount." English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The country dance tune and dance instructions appeared in all four editions of London publisher John Young's Second Volume of the Dancing Master, produced from 1710-1728. Young was the heir to the Playford publishing concerns in the city. "Of All Comfort" was also printed by rival publishers (John) Walsh & Hare in their own Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (1710).

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"White Chapel Mount" is given as an alternate title in both Young's and Walsh's volumes. The mount was a high place within the bounds of London that had been the site of a mill and some houses, albeit all went to ruins during the English Civil War of the early 1640's. The mount was fortified with defense works to help guard London from the threat of Royalist invasion, but these were pulled down after hostilities ended. After the Great Fire of 1666, ruble and debris from the fire and rebuilding was dumped on the site of the old fortifications. In the 1750's a hospital was constructed near the site, and, in 1808 the height was levelled.

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Printed sources: Young (Second Volume of the Dancing Master, 1st edition), 1710; No. 195.

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