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This elegy begins: 'AH! Fatal Stroak, That from us has remov'd / A Peer, and Patriot, justly well belov'd. / By King and People, as he well deserv'd, / Because he both Unbayas'dly has served'. In common with many broadside elegys, this piece is surrounded by a thick black border. No publication details are given, although we are told that the Earl died on March 13th, 1720.
The memorial notice begins: ' ELEGY / On the much to be lamented Death, / OF / Lord Alexander Ross, Bishop of Edinburgh. / Who departed this Life March the 27th 1720'. The elegy begins: 'OH Cruel Death, what's thy Rage or Intent? / To robe the Church, or make in her such Rent? / Could nothing pasify thy Rage but he, / Who was a Patron of a high Degree?'
This memorial notice begins: 'Elegy, Upon the much to be Lamented Death of Sir Robert Blackwood, late Provost in Edinburgh. Who departed this Life Aprile the 24th 1720.' The elegy begins: 'OH! Death, Thou Conquerour of Men, / Does Thou intend ALL to govern?' According to a note under the title, Sir Robert Blackwood died on the 24th April 1720.
This memorial notice begins: 'AN / ELEGY / On the Reverend Doctor JOHN GILLIES, one of the Ministers of Glasgow who died in the 84th year of his Age, and the 54th year of his Ministry.' The elegy begins: 'The Saint is gone - - to all who knew him dear'.
This broadside begins: 'AN ELEGY / On the Death of the much lamented Reverend Mr. WILLIAM DUNN, late Minister of Kirkintilloch, who died on Saturday, November 3, 1798.' The elegy begins: 'Mourn Dame RELIGION! / sable garments wear'.
This memorial notice begins: 'AN ELEGY to the lasting Memory, and upon the much to be lamented Death of the pious, and well accomplished Gentleman, and much honoured, William Nisbet of Dirletoun. / Obiit, 20. October 1724, Ętatis 60.' The elegy begins: 'There is no Truth more evident to Sense'.
This memorial notice begins: 'ELEGY On the deplorable Death of Elizabeth Murray Sister to Sir William Murray of Newtoun barb'rously murdered by her Husband Thomas Kincaid younger of Gogar-Mains, March 29th 1723.' The elegy begins: 'As there are fatal Times when Nature's sighs, / And noxious Reeks from Earth eclipse the Skies'. An epitaph has also been included at the bottom of the page.
This memorial notice begins: 'ELEGY / ON / WILLIAM BURKE, / Who was Executed at Edinburgh, Jan. 28, 1829. / Now Willie Burke he's een awa' / And ta'en his last adieu'. The poem was written by 'A Countryman' and would have cost a penny to buy. It carries a woodcut profile of Burke at the top of the sheet.
This memorial notice begins: 'ELEGY On the much lamented Death of merry Maggie Wilson, Poultry-Wife in Edinburgh'. The elegy begins: 'WALLiwafaw your Fingers, Death, / That stappit Maggie Wilson's Breath; / Had I been ye, I'd been right leath, / And wae to fell her.' According to a note under the title, it was 'done by Rorie Pringle Drawer in the Tolbooth.'
This memorial notice begins: 'An Elegy On the never to be lamented death of Mirs. M'Leod, who was Execute on Wednesday the 8th of March, 1727.' The elegy itself begins: 'O Curs'd Atropus, thou cancard Wife, / I wonder what aild thee to draw thy knife'. Unfortunately, the name of the publisher is not included.
This broadside begins: 'ELEGY ON LUCKY WOOD.' The elegy begins: 'O CANNIGATE poor Ellritch hole / What Loss what Crosses does thou thole? / London and Death garrs thee look droll / and hing thy head; / Wow but thou has e'ne a cald Coal / to Blaw indeed.' An epitaph has also been included at the bottom of this sheet.
This memorial notice begins: 'ELEGY On the late WEE GEORDIE MORE, a well known Character in Auld Reekie, who Died on Friday, the 18th January 1828, and was Buried in the Greyfriars Church-yard, on Sunday the 20th.' The elegy begins: 'Lament, ye wee men, ane an' a, / For wee, wee Geordie's now awa''. An epitaph has been included at the bottom of the sheet.
This broadside begins: 'On account of the late unfortunate Fight between the Champion M'Kay, and Byrne, several great Battles has been fought in the city of Glasgow, with the Byrneites, and the friends of M'Kay'. The elegy begins: 'Has Auld King Geordie slipp'd awa', / Or Wellington, or Peel, or wha'. It was published by Carmichael and Graham of Glasgow on the 10th June 1830.
Elegy and Epitaph
This memorial notice begins: 'Elegy and Epitaph on Thomas Williams, Late Dempster, or Hangman, of the City of Edinburgh'. The dedication under the title begins: 'Who died the 5th of January 1833, aged 66 years. He was upwards of 12 years in that capacity, and conducted himself with wonderful propriety, which few does in his line. This shows, that whatever occupation in life we follow, a man may keep his character somewhat blameless.' The first line of the elegy itself reads, 'SCARCE had the infant year begun', while the opening line of the epitaph reads, 'HERE lies TAM WILLIAMS, our city Dempster'. A 'dempster' was a legal officer who repeated the sentence after the judge.
Elegy entitled 'On the Death of the Right Honorable James Earle of Perth, Lord Drummond and Stobhall. Elegie'
This elegy begins: 'JEalous I am, Mourners are scarce adayes, / Time will have Period, ere Tears dime soe Eyes : / Admit the Reason never be so great, / The Signs of sorrow weareth out of date.' No publication details have been given, and the composition has been initialled 'M.M.'
Elegy on the Death of the Late Executioner
Verse 1: 'AH! fatal Death what brought you hither, / To slay poor Archey in a fever, / An' leave the Finishers altogether, / To mourn with pain, / Thinking they will never get a brither / Like him again.' The publisher of this broadside was T. Duncan. The place of publication is not given.
Elegy on Thomas Smellie
The first verse reads: 'GRAY weeping vaults, and ever mouldering domes, / From whose worn sides the very sculptures die ; / In whose cold, dark, and ever silent wombs, / The dear, the good, the great, the honour'd lie'. According to a note under the title, Thomas Smellie was the third son of the late William Smellie, F.R.S. & A.S.S.
Elegy upon George Paterson
This memorial notice begins: 'The Gillmertoun Vulcan gone; / Who hew'd seven Fire-Rooms in a single Stone: / OR, / An ELEGY on George Paterson Smith, Good-man of the famous Gillmertoun Caves.' The elegy begins: 'Ingenious George, at last alace thou'rt gone'.
Elegy, on the Death of Hary Ormiston, late Hangman of Edinburgh
Verse 1: 'O Curs'd Atropus cruel Wife ; / Rob'd us of Hary tane his Life ; / Who boor your Armour and the Knife, / Cut many's Thread, / And pat an End to meikle Strife, / But now he's dead.' A different elegy, 'by another hand' is given below. It begins 'An has ald Death come in his Rage, / Cut Hary's Breath, and aff the Stage'. There are no publication details given.
This ballad begins: 'COME Citizens, and mourne with me a part? / The Righteous Perish, and few't Layt to Heart. / A Faithful Pastor is call'd now to Heaven. / Who was a shinning Light, whilst among Men'. Below the title, it is stated that John Hamilton was 'Minister of the Gospel in the Gray-friars Parish of Edinburgh ; and sometime, formerlie in Ireland'. The publisher is not named and the sheet is not dated.
This memorial notice begins: 'A / Funeral POEM, / To the Memory of the pious and learned Pastor, the Reverend Mr. Thomas Paterson, Minister of the Gospel at St. Cuthbert's, who dropt Mortality Sabbath 22. May 1726.' The elegy begins: 'Jesus the faithful Sheepherd of the Flock'.
This broadside begins: 'GRAY'S ELLEGIE WITH HIS Own Conceity ANSWER'. The first verse of the elegy reads: 'AND has ald Death e'n come at last / and of his Craft ge'n Gray a cast, / Without Respect to Aull or last / For ought I hear, / Tho' he were Dead ther's no much lost / Nay find a Tear.'
Gray's Ellegie With His Own Conceity Answer
Verse 1: 'AND has ald Death e'n come at last / and of his Craft ge'n Gray a cast, / Without Respect to Aull or last / For ought I hear, / Tho' he were Dead ther's no much lost / Nay find a Tear,'
This broadside begins: 'An HABBIACK ELEGY on the untimely and deplorable Death of Robert F-----s Kirk Treasurer's Man, who dy'd November 3d. 1724.' The elegy begins: 'GREET a ye Bairns and bearded Fo'k, / Sic News would pierce a Heart of Rock'.
Lamenting the death of John Kennedy
This broadside begins: 'Auld Reekie's Lament for John Kennedy, LATE OF THE EDINBURGH-CITY GUARD, Who Died October 1832, above Eighty years of age, -the best of which time he spent in Edinburgh. He was beloved by all who knew him, for his simplicity and kindly deportment.' The lamentation begins (sung to the tune of 'Johny Cope'): 'JOHN KENNEDY is e'en awa, / The best o' men we ever saw'. An epitaph has also been included, along with a witty anecdote involving the deceased.
Last Words of Bonny Heck, a famous grey-hound in the shire of Fife
This mock elegy begins: 'ALas, alas, quo' bonny Heck, / On former days when I reflect! / I was a Dog much in respect / For doughty Deed: / But now I must hing by the Neck / Without Remeed.' No publication details are given.
Murder: An Elegy
This memorial notice begins: 'An Elegy on the lamented Death of Alexander Cairns, who was barbarously murder'd on Thursday last'. The elegy begins: 'WHat dismal News approach our listning Ears, / Which fills our Hearts with Grief, our Eyes with Tears.' Handwritten on the sheet is the date 'Aug 15th 1728'.
This ballad begins: 'WHY weeps Melindor in this sullen grove? / Throws by his Crook, forsakes his fleecy Drove, / Brush'd with bleak Winds, and perishing through Cold, / Whilst only proling Wolfs possess the Fold?' Below the title, there is a note stating that this is 'A PASTORAL sacred to the memory of that excellent gentleman, and noble patriot, William Nisbet of Dirleton esq;, who died October 20th, 1724'. After this note, there is a Latin quotation from one of Horace's works.
Tribute to the Memory of James Fleming Cannon
The first verse reads: '"O ring of which the ruby is out-fall!" / So sang Dan Chaucer in the olden day, / So sang he quaintly in his golden way / A song that sorrow will for aye recall.' It was written by Kelso Kelly.