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Wonderful Prophecies of John Leckie
Following on from the title, this broadside story continues: 'Who died on the 6th of August 1820, at Cramond, at the age of 105, with an account of the Wonderful Changes that would take place in the year 1822, in England, Ireland, and especially in Scotland.' The sheet was published by William Carse of Glasgow.
This ballad begins: 'To the Worshipful, Cordners of the West-Port, / A humble PETITION is entered in Court, / For Apprentice Booys, who would fain take a Drink, / Be blyth like their Masters, but want ready clink.' This sheet was published on 8th May, probably in 1725, the original part of the sheet is missing. There is no publisher given for this piece though.
Wreck of the "Berlin" or The Fatal Hook of Holland
Verse 1 begins: 'Dark is the night, a hurricane blows, / And the waves like mountains loom, / As bravely the stately "Berlin" goes'. This ballad should be sung to the air, 'The Miner's Dream of Home'. It was published by the 'Poet's Box' of 181 Overgate, Dundee. It would have cost a penny to buy or a penny-and-half by post.