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Auld Sark Sleeve
This ballad begins: 'A reverend esteemed divine, / Upon a Sabbath day short syne, / While studious, a drawer unlockit, / To get a napkin for his pocket.' A note below the title states that 'Copies of this Recitation can always be had at the Poet's Box, 10 Hunter Street, Dundee', and that the sheet cost one penny. Unfortunately, the sheet is not dated.
Ballad of the Cloak; or, The Cloak's Knaverie
Verse 1: 'Come buy my new Ballet, / I hav't in my wallet; / But it will not (I fear) please every pallet. / Then mark what ensu'th, / I swear by my Youth, / That every line in my Ballet is truth. / A Ballet of witt, a Ballet of worthe, / t'Is newly Printed and newly come forth: / It Was made of a Cloak, that fell out with a Gown, / That Crampt all the Kingdom and Crippl'd the Crown.'
Balsom for Backsliders Or Some Hints Anent the Oath of Abjuration
This broadside begins: 'Although the News be spread of late / Throughout our Scottish Nation; / That we e're long shall be Defeat, / By Papists their lnvasion'.
Books of the Bible, a Literary Curiosity
This ballad begins: 'In Genesis the world was made by God's creative hand; / In Exodus the Hebrews marched to gain the Promised Land. / Leviticus contains the law - holy, and just, and good; / Numbers records the tribes enrolled - all sons of Abraham?s blood.' The sheet was published by L. Macartney at the The Poet?s Box, 184 Overgate, Dundee. Its date of publication is not included.
Broken Down Saint I Shall Be
This ballad begins: 'I'm a man so religious & yet full of trouble, / This world I'm afraid is all squeak and bubble, / In trying to part the wheat from the stubble, / What a row they kick up to be sure'. It is to be sung to the tune of 'What Can the Matter Be?'
This ballad begins: 'Come buy my New Ballad, / I have't in my wallet, / Tho twill not, I fear, please every Palate: / Then mark what ensu'th . . . ' This broadside is especially interesting and rare, since it also contains the musical score for the ballad. At the very bottom of the sheet, a short note states that the broadside was printed by Mr William Adam in May 1719, while the accompanying letters 'Edr' suggest that it was probably published in Edinburgh.
Dialogue Between Death and A Sinner
Verse 1 begins: 'DEATH: "O Sinner ! come by Heaven's decree, / My warrant is to summon thee'. It was supposedly composed by a Sunday school teacher. It was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow (1852-59), and includes three woodcut illustrations along the top.
Dialogue between the Pillory and Daniel Defoe
This fictional dialogue begins with the pillard saying: 'Awake, thou busie dreamer, and arise, / Shake off th' unwilling slumber from thine eyes.' Defoe replies: 'Hail dread Tribunal! Reverend Machine, / Of awfull phyz, and formidable mein!' No publication details are on the sheet.
Elder's Warning, A Lay of the Convocation
Verse 1: '"Noo, John Macgill, my elder, come listen to my word, / It's time to leave the harrows, it's time to draw the sword; / The sheep may wander on the hill, the stots rout in the byre, / But another path is ours, John, through danger and through fire.' A woodcut illustration of a man's head has been included at the top of the sheet.
Epitaph on Mr Samuel Smith, Minister of Newgate
This epitaph begins: 'UNDER this Stone / Lies a reverend Drone, / Who preach'd against sin / with a terrible Grin, / In which some may think / that he acted but Odly / Since he liv'd by the wicked / and not by the Godly.' A note at the foot of this sheet states that it was originally printed in London, then 'Reprinted at the Foot of the Horse-weynd', in Edinburgh.
Eulogy dedicated to Patrick, Earl of Marchmount, Sir Hugh Dalrymple, and others
This tribute was written by Robert Monteith, and is dedicated to 'Patrick, Earl of Marchmount, Lord High Chancellar of the kingdom of Scotland'; 'Sir Hugh Dalrymple of North-Berwick, Lord President'; and 'to the remanent Lords, ordinary and extraordinary, senators of the colledge of justice'. The first verse of the eulogy begins: 'Cretians and Grecians were deemed were, to be / Liars , of old, by antient poesie; / But Greek Phocylides speaks lofty Truth, / With Precepts grave, instucting florid Youth.' Although no date is included, this sheet is likely to have been published in the first half of the eighteenth century.
Free Kirk and her Boy Tammy
This is a rather unusual broadside in that it reads much like a scene from a musical play, with several characters involved in the story. Written in verse form, the opening line of the dialogue reads: 'Whaur gat ye the bawbees? / My boy Tammy'. A note below the title states that these lyrics should be sung to the tune, 'My Boy Tammy'. Although no date is given, a footnote states that it was published by 'SANDERSON, Printer, 36. Cowgate-head, Edinburgh'.
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.
Man who became possessed by an evil spirit
This story begins: 'An account of the strange and wonderful manner in which John Fox, who some time ago lived near Nottingham, was sorely afflicted with an Evil Spirit, that threw him into fits, deprived him of the power of speech, spoke within him, and endeavoured to baffle the efforts of the Ministers who attended him, whose names are here mentioned; also an account how he was at length relieved, after remaining three years dumb, and lived a virtuous and religious life.' Although no date of publication is included, the sheet was published by T. Duncan of Glasgow.
Meeting regarding the use of an organ in public worship
This account begins: 'ORGANIC AFFECTIONS. / OR An Account of A MEETING HELD IN THE RELIEF CHURCH, ST JAMES' PLACE, TO Consider the use of an ORGAN in Public Worship.' A light-hearted dialogue at the bottom of the sheet reads: 'Is it not absurd for such illiterate and vulgar speaking men to be rulers of a church? Wha's that talkin' there? WILLIE SMITH! gi'e him a daud i' the lug the daft brute, what right has he to set up his chat! / Stand yont or I shave him! ! ! han' me yir Stick Tam'.
Most Dreadful Mob that Happened in the Church of St Mary-White-Chaple, in London
This account begins: 'Last Thursday Evening, there happened a very great Disturbance in the Church of St. Mary-White-Chaple ; It seems there is a Lecture on that Night Established by Subscription, which was Preached by the Reverend Mr. Sutton (now Non-Juror) . . .' Whilst the story originally appeared in London, this particular copy was printed by an Edinburgh publisher.
Most Shameful Riot
This broadside, printed on March 18th 1841, begins: 'Seldom has our city been the scene of such a disgraceful riot as that which took place last night. The following are a few particulars connected with it, as they have reached us; but the whole will of course soon undergo a judicial investigation.' The sheet was published by Sanderson of Edinburgh.
Peter's Picture for a Bawbee
Verse 1: 'SIR Peter Curlew - we maun reason wi' you, / Ye meddle sae sair an' sae aft wi' the Frees, / And were ye review'd and as keenly pursu'd, / We'll tell you what we wad discern if ye please. / Amidst a' your cunnin' an' science in punin', / Your stock o' impudence an' columns o' lies, / We come to the sequal - ye hinna an equal / Mair greedy an gabby to gather Bawbees.' The sheet carries no publication details.
Presbytery. A satyr
This ballad begins: 'AS Alexanders hastened death did bring / Each of his Captaines to be made a King, / Even fo our Bishops did ruines preferre / Unto a Bishopricke each Presbyter . . . ' It has been dated from another copy held at the British Library.
This ballad begins: 'FROM the fine Roman Whore, or Geneva Slut; / The one dawbed with Paint, the other with Smut; / From the Beast's horned Head, or his cloven Foot, / Libera, &c.' The text preceeding it reads: 'A New Litany, / To the Tune of, An old Courtier of the Queen.' It was printed by James Watson, of Edinburgh, in 1713.
Samson's Foxes, a New Litany
This ballad begins: 'From the fine Roman Whore, or Geneva Slut ; / The one dawbed with Paint, the other with Smut ; / From the Beast's horned Head, or his cloven Foot'. It is to be sung to the tune of 'An old Courtier of the Queen'. It was published in Edinburgh by James Watson, in 1713.
Satrical cartoon entitled 'The Reel of Bogie'
This cartoon shows several ministers dancing wildly while a judge waves a sword at them from an open doorway. Its caption reads: 'THE REEL OF BOGIE!! / A CLERICAL DANCE. / Sometimes danced as a Foursome, sometimes as a Threesome, and sometimes as a Twoseome Reel. / "As Charlie [sic] glowr'd amazed and curious, / The mirth and fun grew fast and furious" - Burns.' The cartoonist's initials are given as 'D.D.' The lithographer was W. Nichol and the sheet was published by A. Lesage of 21 Hanover Street in Edinburgh. It may date from between 1833 and 1842, when Lesage is known to have had premises there.
This ballad begins: 'The line to Heaven by Christ was made, / With heavenly truth the rails are laid'. It was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow, and features a woodcut illustration of a man preaching to a small crowd.
St Peter at the Gate
Verse 1 begins: 'St. Peter stood guard at the golden gate, / With a solemn mien and an air sedate'. It was published by David Baxter of 32 Brunswick Street, Glasgow, and would have cost a penny to buy.
Strange Circumstance which Took Place in the Tolbooth Ch[urch]
This report begins: 'Just Published, an Account of that Extraordinary & Singular Circumstance which took place at the Tuesday morning Lecture, in the Tolbooth Church, High Street, Edinburgh; when neither Minister or Precentor having come forward, an old Woman mounted the Pulpit, addressed the Audience - sung Psalms - offered up Prayers, [an]d dismissed the Congregation, to the astonishment [an]d satisfaction of her Hearers'. There is minor damage to the broadside that has obscured parts of words. The publisher was James Brown of Edinburgh. The date of publication is not supplied.
Sunday Sailing and The Dawning of the Day
These ballads begin: 'Good people all pray give attention, / Some simple facts I'm going to mention' and 'As I walked out one morning fair, all in the summer time, / Each bush and tree was dressed in green & valleys in their prime.' The publisher of the broadside was James Lindsay of King Street in Glasgow.
Sunday Steamer Emperor
Verse 1: 'Arouse true friends to Freedom's cause. / Ye working men arise! / repel with scorn your sneaking foes, / Their lawless schemes despise. / United stand! defend your cause - / be faithful, firm and true - / By sound and honest argument / The right will wrong subdue, / Then flourish long the Sunday boat, / The captain and the crew.' This ballad was to be sung to the tune 'Scotland Yet'. The publisher was James Lindsay of King Street, Glasgow.
Verse 1 begins: 'Ye gentlemen listen to my humble song, / And I will declare what I think to be wrong'. A woodcut decoration has been included between the title and the verses.
The Bible Valued by the Little Wanderers. Founded on Fact
Verse 1: 'Two little boys, whose pallid looks / Bespoke them worn with care, / Came to a house in Haddington, / And ask'd for lodgings there.' The name of the publisher is not included and the sheet is not dated.
There's A Corner For You At My Fireside Still
This ballad begins: 'One day while walking down the street, an old pal I did meet, / I scarcely would have known him, for he looked so ill and weak, / And as he grasped me by the hand, these words to me he said - / Dear Jim, I don't know what to do, for all I love are dead.' A note below the title states that this ballad was 'Written by D. Milligan, sung T. Ball, of Dundee', and that 'Copies of this can be had at the Pox Box, Overgat, Dundee'.