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This public notice continues: 'For His Sacred Majesty, CHARLES, the third Monarch of Great Britain, His happy Arrival at WHITEHALL. / By a Loyal Member of His Majesties Army. / Edinburgh, June 13. 1660.'

Coronation of King George IV
This broadside begins: 'Coronation of His Majesty / Which took place at London on Thursday last, the 19th July, 1821, with an account of the non-admittance of the Queen.' It was published by William Carse of Glasgow, and probably sold for one penny.

Court Circular, From the Penny Satirist
This political notice begins: '"What's your opinion of the Corn Laws, Albert?" said the Queen, to her spouse : "you ought to be a counsellor to me, in governing affairs of this mighty Empire"'. It was published by Sanderson of the High Street, Edinburgh.

This memorial notice begins: 'An Elegy On the Death of that Illustrious Monarch William the Third, Late King of Scotland, England, France, and Ireland, who departed this Life at His Palace at Kensington, on Sunday the 8th Day of March, 1702 in the 52 Year of His Age, 4 Months and 5 Days; And the 14th Year of His Reign.' The elegy begins: 'Alas! 'tis so ; No virtue can withstand / The pale-fac'd Conquerors all-subjecting hand'. The elegy was written by the Reverend Dr Burnet.

Gallant Grahames
Verse 1: 'Betrayed me, how can this be; / even by day light upon a day, / I met Prince Charles our Royal King, / and all the Grahames in their array; / They were well drest in Armour keen / upon the pleasant Banks of Tay / Before a King they might been seen / those gallant Grahames in their array.' This ballad was to be sung 'To its own proper tune; I will away, and I will not stay, &c'.

George IV's sailing to England from Queensferry in 1822
This report opens: 'An account of his Majesty's Embarkation for England, at the Queensferry, on Thursday the 29th day of August, 1822 / Also his Majesty's / Farewell Adress / to the Scottish Nation, which he ordered his Secretary to deliver to the Lords at Edinburgh, a short time before he left that City.' The sheet was published by John Muir in Glasgow.

Grand Preparations for the Queen's Coronation
This report begins: 'An Account of some of the Festivities which will take place in Edinburgh and Vicinity, on Thursday the 28th June, 1838, being the day appointed for the Coronation of Our Most Gracious Sovereign, QUEEN VICTORIA FIRST.' The sheet was published by Menzies, who is known to have had offices in Edinburgh.

Hanoverian, and Whigs Rant
Verse 1: 'LEt Royal GEORGE come over, / We'll have none but Hanover, / With Heart in Hand and Royal Band, / We'll welcome Him all over, / Of Royal Birth and Breeding, / And every Grace Exceeding, / Our Hearts will mourn till He Return, / Our Laws they lay a Bleeding.' This ballad was to be sung to the tune of 'Sit thee down my Philis'.

Her Majesty's Accession to the Crown
This broadside begins: 'The true Copy of a Paper stuck upon the D. of M----'s Gate at St James's, on the 8th of March, being the Day of her Majesty's Accession to the Crown.' No publication details have been included on this sheet.

Jemmie Forrest
This ballad begins: 'Hey, Jemmie Forrest, are ye waukin' yet? / Or are your Bailies snoring yet? / If ye were waukin' I would wait, / Ye'd hae a merry, merry morning.' It was to be sung to the tune of 'Johnny Cope' and includes a woodcut illustration of a carriage pulled by a team of horses.

Jemmie Forrest
Verse 1: 'Hey, Jemmie Forrest, are ye waukin' yet? / Or are your Bailies snoring yet? / If ye were waukin' I would wait, / Ye'd hae a merry, merry morning.' Half of a woodcut illustration can be seen at the top of the sheet, although the top half of it has been ripped off at some point. It would probably have depicted a coach and pair.

King James's Letter to the French King
This ballad begins: 'KInd Lewis, my friend, / Since Things goes no better, / Here is a kind Letter, / Which to you I send, / to lay down your Arms: / For my conquering Son, / Will quite over-run / your Kingdoms I fear.' A note below the title states that this ballad should be sung to the tune of 'Let Mary live long'.

Lamentation for King George and the old parliament
This lamentation begins: 'The Tnicklarian Doctor's Lamentation For the Absence of his Majesty King George, and the old Antient Parliament'. 'Tincklarian' or 'tinclarian' is a Scots word meaning 'tinker-like'. A note at the bottom of the sheet reads: 'Edinburgh, Printed for the author R.S, and to be Sold at his Dwelling-House at the head of the College-Wynd'.

Life and History of Robert the Raven
This broadside begins: 'The British Birds of late call'd over, / A Grand Fowl bred up at H-----r, / Exalted him to great Renown, / Deck'd with a rich Imperial Crown; / He swore he would maintain their Cause, / Religion, Liberties and Laws'. 'H-----r' should be taken to be 'Hanover'. Directly under the title it reads: 'Peers, Gentlemen, give Audience, To Fable ta'en from Common Sense'.

Mary, Queen o' Scots
This poem begins: 'I look'd far back into other years, and lo! in bright array, / I saw, as in a dream, the forms of ages pass away.' A note underneath the title states that 'Copies of this splendid production can always be obtained at the POET'S BOX, 80 London Street, Glasgow'. A further note at the foot of the sheet states that it was published on Saturday the 27th of October, 1877.

New Song to an Old Tune
Verse 1: 'VICTORIA's doun to Embro' toun, / The Queen o' the North to see, / And a' are join'd in heart and mind / To welcome her wi' glee; / But our Duke, and Peel, that sleeky chiel, / The management hae ta'en, / And honest Leith - in spite her teeth - / She's slighted been again.' The song was to be sung to the tune 'Up, an' Waur Them A', Willie'. The broadside was priced at one penny. It does not carry the name of the publisher or the place of publication.

New Song to an Old Tune
Verse 1 begins: '[VI]CTORIA doun to Embro' toun, / Queen o' the North to see, / And a' are joined in heart and mind'. The song should be sung to the tune 'Up, An' Waur Them A', Willie' and would have sold for a penny a copy.

New Song to an Old Tune
This ballad begins: '[VI]CTORIA's doun to Embro' toun, / The Queen o' the North to see, / And a' are join'd in heart and mind / To welcome her wi' glee'. It was to be sung to the tune of 'Up, an' Waur them a', Willie', and cost one penny to buy.

Panegyrick on Philip King of Spain, upon his renouncing his crown and Kingdoms, to live in a Hermitage
This poem begins: 'HAIL Miracle of Monarchs who resigns, / Thy Crown, thy Kingdoms, and thy Golden Mines, / Mocking the royal Pageantry of State, / Ambitions rather to be good, than great'. No date or publication details are given, although the National Library of Scotland's online catalogue has Alexander Pennicuik as the author.

Provost's Nap
Verse 1: 'Up in the mornin's no for me- / Up in the mornin' early / The Bailies and I could never agree / To rise in the morning early.' This song should be sung to the tune 'Up in the mornin' early'. There is woodcut of a comfortable looking, well-dressed man supping wine in a parlour.

Queen's Visit to Scotland
Verse 1: 'The Queen is coming here they say, / To Scotland coming down; / Prince Albert will be with her too, / We shall see them soon.' A woodcut crown decorates the top of the page.

Queen's Welcome to Scotland
Verse 1 begins: 'The Queen she is coming, hurra ! hurra ! / To the land of the Thistle, hurra ! hurra !' The song was written by Andrew Park in honour of Queen Victoria's royal progress around Scotland in 1842.

Queen's Welcome to Scotland
This ballad begins: 'The queen she is coming, hurra! hurra! / To the land of the thistle, hurra! hurra! / From mountain and glen / Come ye brave Highlandmen / And welcome your Queen ane an' a', an' a''. There are no publication details available for this sheet.

Suitable attire for Edinburgh citizens to wear when meeting royalty
This public notice begins: 'THE LORD PROVOST and MAGISTRATES, aware of the Anxiety of their Fellow -Citizens to make preparations as Time will permit'. This sheet was issued by the Council-Chambers on the 26th July 1822.

The King! God Bless Him, Merrily Pass, Scots, Come O'er the Border and Tell Me Love, Where Shall We Meet
The first ballad begins: 'A goblet of Burgundy, fill, fill, for me / Give those who prefer it, champagne'.
The second ballad begins: 'MERRILY pass the glass around, / We'll spend a night of glee'.
The third ballad begins: 'March! March! Ettrick and Teviotdale, / Why, the de'il, dinnar ye march forward in order?'
The fourth ballad begins: 'Say, shall we meet when the sun is glowing, / Down by the streamlet softly flowing'.

To His Highness the Prince of Orange
This ironic and satirical piece begins: 'To His HIGHNESS the Prince of Orange, / The Humble ADDRESS and SUPPLICATION of the PARISHONERS and INHABITANTS of the Famous TOWN of LINTON SUBMETRAPOLITAN of TIVIOTDALE.' The first line of the verse runs: 'Vitrorious SIR, still faithful to thy Word'. No printer or date of publication have been given.

To His Highness the Prince of Orange
This address begins: 'IN first place, SIR, we humbly crave, / That You this poor Adress receive: / Do not disdain it, tho its Fashion / Be not like others of the Nation'. The sheet is dated 1689.


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