born in Southampton, Hampshire; dismissed by Garrick for misusing
his mistress, satirised him in The Comic Mirror. Dibdin, Chas., father
and son, are well-known theatrical musicians; Dibdin Jnr. was at Smock
Alley for a season. ODNB OCEL
[ top ]
Margaret Drabble, ed., Oxford Companion of English Literature, ed. (OUP: 1985), gives details: Charles Dibden (1745-1814), songwriter; The Professional
Life of Mr. Dibdin ... with the words of six hundred songs (1803)
Belfast Public Library holds The Cobbler (1775); The Deserter (1773), which suggests
Dublin printing, or Irish material.
[ top ]
Kith & Kin: Thomas Frognall Dibden (1776-1847) nephew of former, bibliographer, produced Bibliomania (1809) See Drabble (op. cit., 1985).