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The Illustrated News
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New York: 5 March 1853

UNCLE TOM BALLADS.

  In the Birmingham Journal, of Dec. 11th, we find advertised the following list of songs, written by Charles Jeffrey, and suggested by Uncle Tom's Cabin. They have been set to music by Stephen Glover, and illustrated by several artists:

Eliza's Song—"Sleep, my Child." George's Song—"My Wife, my Child." Eva's Parting Words—"Come near me all." Poor Tom—"Mas'r, I can tell you nothing." Topsy's Song—"I am but a little nigger Gal." Sambo's Lament—"Keep the Wife, and Sell the Husband." (Music by Tully.) Duet—Tom and Eva—"The Sea of Glass." Duet—Emeline and her Mother—"Mother are you Weeping." Also, now ready, the Fourth Thousand of Tully's "Topsy's Polka," with the Portrait, by Louis Corbaux. "Tully's True Topsy Quadrille."

  Uncle Tom has already been made the subject of various plays, and the celebrated Soyer, it is said, has invented a sauce which he terms the Tom-Martyr. But we do not vouch for the authenticity of the report which asserts that Grisi and Mario will make their debut in New York in an opera entitled Il zio Tommaso.