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This broadside story begins: 'An account of a horrible dispute which took place between a Cobler, and his Wife the day after King Crispian's procession; For the Cobler had that day got tipinto his fob the price of heelingand soling a pair of shoes and went into a public house in the Grasmarket and where the wife catched him with an account of what happened.' A note at the foot of the sheet states it was 'PRINTED FOR JOHN CAMERON', whose press was located in Glasgow during the 1820s.

Grand Cavalcade
This public notice continues: 'SONS OF CRISPIN, / FROM / Holyrood-House / TO THE / Calton Convening Hall, / REGENT BRIDGE, / ON THURSDAY, 25th October 1821.'

Gray's Elegie
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.'

King Crispin
This account begins: 'The ancient and modern history of King Crispin, with a particular account of the plan and order of the grand procession, time of meeting, &c.' This sheet was published by R. Martin of South Niddry Street (which was located in the Cowgate, Edinburgh) and would have been sold for a penny.

Order of the Grand Procession of the Shoemakers of Kirkcaldy, in Honour and Memory of King Crispin !
This broadside notice announces a procession of shoemakers that is to take place in Kirkcaldy, on Midsummer's Day, 1822. After identifying the time, date and place of the meeting and procession, the sheet proceeds to list all the people who will be taking part in this procession. Although the name of the publisher is not included, the sheet was printed in Edinburgh and cost one penny. As this procession took place on the 2Oth of June, 1822, the sheet was probably published earlier that month.

She Put her Hand Upon his Skull, With this Prophetick Blessing, Be Thou Dull
This ballad begins: 'YE Coblers, and Taylors draw near, / Your Speecher is now turn'd Poet.' There are further handwritten marks and notes made on the sheet. There is no date, author or publisher given with this sheet.

Worshipful Cordners
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.


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