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Sons of the Thistle and Shamrock so Green
Verse 1 begins: 'Ye sons of old Scotland and Ireland too, / Draw near and I'll sing you a song that is true'. There are no publication details included on this sheet.
Speech of M. Dupont, the French Atheist
This report begins: 'The late Enormities committed in France need not be so much wondered at, as any Man of common Humanity would otherwise do, when it is considered that the Leaders of that miserable Country have thrown off all Regard to Religion.' The broadside does not carry the name or place of its publisher or its date of publication, but it is noted that it was sourced and translated from 'Le Moniteur' of Sunday, 16th December 1792.
Speech of Sir Daniel Sandford
This broadside begins: 'SPEECH OF Sir Daniel Sandford, One of the Radical Candidates for the City of Glasgow, at Camlachie, on December 1832 - Conduct and base Plot of the Edinburgh Whigs to stifle the New-Borm Liberties of Glasgow - The Radicals triumphant.' The broadside does not carry the name of its publisher, nor its place or date of publication.
State of the Poll and Death of the Council
This political broadside begins: 'Just published the melancholy Death of the Town Council of the City of Edinburgh, with an account of the Legacy which they have left to the inhabitants at their demise; also the state of the Poll at Closing, giving the names of the new councils elected this day.' Although no date of publication is included, the sheet was published by Forbes of Edinburgh.
Tara Monster Meeting
Verse 1 begins: 'On the fifteenth day of August, / In the year of Forty Three, / That glorious day, I well may say, / Recorded it will be'. There are no publication details given, but this is one of two songs - printed by James Lindsay - on this sheet.
To the Editor of the Sunday Review
This humorous broadside, in the form of a letter, begins: 'SIR, AS I understand you are a Caledonian, it is not unlikely that an account of our Burgh Politics may afford you some gratification. Our Election came on yesterday; Laird D___d, the Banker, is re-elected Lord Mayor, with General Approbation.' The 'letter' is signed 'TOM PEEP', dated 7th October 1807 and was sent from 'Ancient Burgh, E*******h'.
To the Prospective Electors of Roxburghshire
This public notice begins: 'IT appears that LORD JOHN SCOTT'S friends are giving it out that he is a REFORMER! with the view it is supposed of catching a few stray Votes. But this won?t do. It is not yet forgotten that Lord JOHN attended a Meeting of Freeholders, &c. at JEDBURGH. on 21st March, 1831, when he voted out and out against the REFORM BILLS . . .' It is dated 4th July 1832.
Triumph of Reform and A New Song
The first ballad begins: 'Ye sons of Scotia, raise your voice, / And let the world hear; / We'll make the tyrants tremble, / For their day of judgment's near'. The woodcut above the title depicts a 'Punch and Judy' like figure.
True Scots Mens Lament for the Loss of the Rights of their Ancient Kingdom
This ballad begins: 'Shall Monarchy be quite forgot, / and of it no more heard? / Antiquity be razed out, / and Slav'ry put in Stead?' This was published by John Reid, of Pearson's Close Edinburgh, in 1718.
Turkish soldiers' preparation for battle
This account begins: 'A Description of the Turks Prayers and Fasts, before they go to war with the / CHRISTIANS'. The last sentence stops in the middle, suggesting that, unusually for a broadside, this sheet either has a second page or that the printing continues onto the back.
Twelve Queries to the Citizens of Glasgow
This notice begins: 'Query 1. If the speaker on the 23rd of February, 1784, lives in the neighbouring city, and pays no stent [rent] to the town, and no tax to the poor, and does not own the authority of the Provost, nor even the power of a town-officer, to seize a delinquent in a neighbouring city, what right had he to speak in that meeting?' Although no publication details are included on the sheet, the first query includes the date, the 23rd of February, 1784.
Up and Waur Them A', Johnnie
This ballad begins: ''Tis here and there, and every where, / We meet the lawyer clan, Johnnie'. The chorus reads: 'Up and waur them a', Johnnie, / Up and waur them a', / Up and save AULD REEKIE's pride, / And ding the man o' law!'
Very interesting Letter from Botany-bay
This account continues: 'Received in Glasgow, a few days ago, from one of the Persons engaged in the unfortunate affair of Bonnymuir, giving a particular account of the situation of the whole of the people who were transported for being concerned on that unhappy occasion; with a description of that Colony.'
Whiggery's Withered Trunk Put Forth a Leaf
This political report begins: 'THE County of Roxburgh was already tired with the foolish, bombastic, and unmeaning effusions of sciolistic and shallow witted politicians; the walls had been covered with Placards containing recitals and re-recitals of circumstances which had no existence, save in the imaginations of their authors . . .' The author is named as 'A LOOKER ON' and the sheet is dated 5th September 1832. There are no further publication details given. 'Sciolistic', which appears in the first sentence, is a word referring to someone with unjustified pretensions to knowledge.
Whigs and Radicals
The first verse reads: 'Come voters now, come every one, / Vote for Campbell as fast's you can; / Don't let a Tory into the chair, / For he'll lead you into a snare.' The chorus begins: 'Campbell is coming, Hurrah! Hurrah!' It was composed by John McLean, 'Coal-miner, and Poet Laureate to his Baccanalian Majesty', and includes a woodcut illustration of a mounted soldier.