A young girl played the theorbo.
"Thais" by Anatole France
At noon played on my Theorbo, and much pleased therewith; it is now altered with a new neck.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1661" by Samuel Pepys
This he left, along with some instruments of music, a Theorbo and an Irish harp, "which I most usuallye played upon" to his brother.
"Spadacrene Anglica" by Edmund Deane
Here I learned to play on ye theorbo, taught by Sig.
"Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Evelyn
The dwarfs also gave concerts and taught her to play the lute, the viola, the theorbo, the lyre, and various other instruments.
"Honey-Bee" by Anatole France
The old Italian theorbo.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
Ayres and Dialogues (To be Sung to the Theorbo-Lute or Bass-Violl).
"Thomas Stanley: His Original Lyrics, Complete, In Their Collated Readings of 1647, 1651, 1657." by Thomas Stanley
He is a blind man squalling out a ditty, and thrumming on a puppy in his lap instead of a theorbo.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first" by Count Carlo Gozzi
On a table with curved legs placed in the embrasure of the window lay a lute, a theorbo, and some pieces of unfinished tapestry.
"The Knight of Malta" by Eugene Sue
A theorbo of the time of Louis XIII., inlaid with designs in ivory.
"Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)" by Carl Engel