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Love-letter from a British Soldier, at Present in Holland, to his Sweetheart in this City
This broadside letter begins: 'My Dearest Mary, / RELIEVED for a moment from the din of arms, with pleasure unutterable, my love, I dedicate that moment to thee; what signifies the fatigues I undergo, and the dangers I daily encounter, -- they seem a pleasure to me, when I reflect, that I do so for the sake of my bonny bonny Mary.' The letter is signed with the initials, 'J.T.', while the sheet was published by Thomas Duncan of the Saltmarket, Glasgow.
Lovely Mourin Shore
Verse 1 begins: 'Ye muses nine, with me combine, / And grant me some relief'. This sheet was published by James Lindsay of 11 King Street, Glasgow, which were his business premises between 1860 and 1890.
This ballad begins: 'As I walked out one evening in the month of May, / The flowers they were springing the lambs did sport and play; / I heard a couple talking, as they walked hand in hand; / For to hear their conversation I eagerly did stand.' There are no publication details given, but this is one of two songs - printed by James Lindsay - on this sheet.
The first verse begins: 'When first I saw sweet Peggy, / 'Twas on a market day, / A low-backed car she drove, and sat / Upon a truss of hay!' This broadside was published by the Poet's Box, most likely in Glasgow, and is dated April 1878. It was to be sung to the 'Original' tune, which suggests people were already familiar with both the song and melody.
Verse 1: 'Come all you Lowland lovers, and listen to my song, / A sad and dismal story, I will not keep you long; / Concerning a poor unhappy girl, distracted in her mind, / All for a brisk young sailor, no comfort can she find.' This broadside does not carry the name of its publisher, nor the place or date of publication.
The first verse reads: 'I have a ship in the North Country, / And she goes by the name of the Golden Vanity, / I am afraid she will be taken by some Spanish Galleon, / As she sails in the Lowlands Low.' This broadside was published by the Poet's Box, possibly in Glasgow, and is dated April 1877.
This ballad begins: 'I have a ship in the North Country, / And she goes by the name of the Golden Vanity.' The text preceeding it reads: 'PRICE ONE PENNY. / Copies of this song can be had the Poet's Box, 182 OVERGATE DUNDEE.'
Lubin's Rural Cot
Verse 1 begins: 'Returning homewards o'er the plain, / From market t'other day, / A sudden storm of wind and rain / O'ertook nie on the way'. A woodcut of a quaint cottage, with two lovers sitting on a bench outside has been included at the top of the sheet. There were publication details on the sheet to start with but the specifics have been blacked out and all that remains is 'Edinburgh'.
Luckie Gibson's Latter-Will, or Comfort to her Customers
This ballad begins, 'Now do I find to Death I'm near, / For half an hour shut to the Door, / Till I make known all that I shall, / Cause be contain'd in my Latter Will'. No publication details are given.
Lucky Spence's Last Advice
Verse 1: 'THREE times the Carline grain'd and rifted, / Then from the Cod, her Pow she lifted, / In bawdy Policy well gifted, / when now she sawn / That Death na langer wad be shifted, / she thus began...' Although not attributed on the broadside, the great Edinburgh poet Allan Ramsay (1684-1758) is known to have written this poem around 1718.
Ludicrous wedding in Crosscauseway, Edinburgh
This humourous story begins: 'A Full and Particular Account of that Funny and Laughable WEDDING that took place in Crosscauseway, Edinburgh, on Tuesday Evening, the 15th March 1825, between a young Dashing Highland Lad, and a well known Old Lady of that place.' The broadside was priced at one penny and published by A. Turnbull. This is probably Andrew Turnbull & Co, a publisher based in Edinburgh's High Street in the nineteenth century.
This ballad begins: 'The Summer time being in its prime, / The weather calm and clear, / My troubled mind no peace can find, / For thinking on my dear.' It was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow, and includes a woodcut illustration of a small house situated in a clearing.
Verse 1: 'The Summer time being in its prime, / The weather calm and clear, / My troubled mind no peace can find, / For thinking on my dear'. It was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow. The woodcut carried above the title depicts a quaint cottage in the forest.