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This broadside begins: 'An account of the names and crimes of the different prisoners who have been tried at the Spring Circuit, Glasgow, where the Honourable the Lord Justice Clerk and Lord Moncrieff presided. John Thomas Gordon, Esq, Advocate-Depute.' It was printed by Muir of Glasgow.
This court circular begins: 'WEDNESDAY, April 26, 1843. / The Circuit Court of Justiciary was opened here today. Wednesday- Lords Meadowbank and Cockburn. Judges ; David Milne, Esq. Advocate Depute.' Printed by Muir of Glasgow, this broadside probably cost the purchaser one penny.
Glasgow Winter Assizes
This report begins: 'Glasgow, 22d December, 1828. This day the EXTRA Assize was opened here by the Hon. Lords Gillies and Alloway, and after the usual solemnities had been gone through, the Court proceeded to business.' The sheet was published in Glasgow, probably by William Carse, although it is difficult to be certain since the name has been torn off.
Glasgow: Trials and sentences
This report of court proceedings begins: 'Account of the Trial and Sentence of the various Prisoners who have appeared at the Bar of Justiciary since it opened on Tuesday last.' It was published by William Carse of Glasgow, in 1833.
Verse 1: 'There was a young squire in the north country we hear, / Was courting a Nobleman's daughter so dear, / Now, for to marry her, it was his intent, / All friends and relations did give their consent.'
Verse 1 begins: 'A wealthy young squire in Tamworth we hear, / He courted a noblemans daughter so fair'. This sheet was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow. A rather crude woodcut illustration of a bird, possibly a phoenix, has been included above the title.
Good by my Darling
This ballad begins: 'T'is just ten years ago, / Since I left my native home, / And oh how my mother wept, / When last she shook my hand.' The text preceeding it reads: 'Copies of this song can always be had at the Poets Box 190 Overgate Dundee. / PRICE ONE PENNY'.
Verse 1: 'If you choose good news attention pay, and don't refuse / To what I say, my list I'll lay before you, if you choose, / As you will find, if you mind, there is plenty of variety, / Up and down in this town of good news.' This song was published by the Poet's Box, Dundee.
This ballad begins: 'Of all the wives that plaque men's lives, / And keep them from their rest, / A gossiping wife, or a passionate wife, / Pray which do you think the best?' The chorus begins: 'A gossiping wife goes gadding about, / She's ever giving to roam'. It was published by James Lindsay of 9 King Street, Glasgow, and probably sold for one penny.
The chorus is printed first, it reads: 'Oh! this is now our ain house, / Cleanse it frae vermin 'a, / Lean'na in our ain house / One reptile in the wa'.' The first verse begins: 'Lang hae we sigh'd---lang hae we pray'd'. It is to be sung to the tune of 'This is no mine ain House'. The sheet was published by Caldwell, a family firm which operated out of Paisley from the late eighteenth to late nineteenth century. A woodcut, seemingly unrelated to the ballad, adorns the top of the sheet.
This public notice continues: 'SONS OF CRISPIN, / FROM / Holyrood-House / TO THE / Calton Convening Hall, / REGENT BRIDGE, / ON THURSDAY, 25th October 1821.'
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.
Grand Smoking Concert
This broadside begins: 'A GRAND SMOKING CONCERT WILL BE HELD IN Janefield Cemetry, On Sunday=Monday Evening, Suctober Forty-Tooth. Dugald M'Google, B.A., M.U.D in the Chair.' It was published by L. Macartney at the Poet's Box, Dundee.
Granua's Lament Round O'Connell's Grave
Verse 1: 'YOU mourning sons of this afflicted nation, / Attend with pity to my sad appeal, / For loud and long is the lamentations, / That swells the shores of pure Granuale; / A nations tears on the sad occasion, / Proclaims the loss of the last and brave, / On sable garments of desolation, / Poor Granua weeps round O'Connell's grave.'
Grave O' Rabbie Burns Original and Correct Version
This ballad begins: 'There wis a laud was born in Kyle, / In winter cauld an' drear, / An' tho' that he is fair awa', / His memory's ever dear.' The name of the publisher is not included and the sheet is not dated.
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,'
Great Battle between Johnson and Halton
This news report begins: 'A Full and Particular Account, of the Great Battle between JOHNSON and HALTON, on Monday the 7th March, 1825, in a Field, 12 Miles west of Edinburgh, for Fifty Pounds Sterling.' The broadside does not carry the name of the publisher or the place of publication.
Great Gathering in Glasgow Green, Wednesday, October 29, 1834
A note below the title states 'Address to Glasgow, by Charles St. Clair Johnstone, Late of Salton, East Lothian'. The ballad itself begins: 'HAIL! Glasgow, freedom's chosen seat! / Hail to thy great heart-stirring fete!' A further note mentions that the ballad should be sung to the air, 'Scots wha hae wi' Wallace bled'. The sheet was published by Muir, Gowans, & Co, and cost sixpence.
Green Grow the Rashes
Verse 1 begins: 'THERE's nought but care on ev'ry han / In every hour that passes O'. The poem was written by Robert Burns, in 1784. This sheet was published by Pitts of 6 Great St Andrews Street, London. There is no date attached to the publication.
Groans from the Dungeon
This lamentation begins: 'MORTALS on various projects bent, / Attend the mournful cry, / Nor scorn the melancholy plaint / Of him condemn'd to die.' It was printed by Thomas Duncan, of the Saltmarket in Glasgow.
Grubstreet nae Satyre : In Answer to Bagpipes no Musick
Below the title we are told that this broadside is 'An EPISTLE to the Umquhile John Cowper late Kirk-Treasurer's man of Edinburgh ; now his Ghaist studying Poetry at Oxford, for the Benefit of Ethert Curl'. The first line of the ballad reads, 'DEAR John, what ails ye now? ly still'.
Gude New Year to ane an' A
Verse 1: 'A gude New-year to ane and a', / And mony may ye see, / And during a' the years to come, / Oh happy may ye be. / and may ye ne'er ha'e cause to mourn, / To sigh or shed a tear - / To ane and a', baith great and sma', a hearty guid New-year.' This ballad was to be sung to an 'Original' tune, was priced at one penny and was published on Saturday, 30th December 1865 by the Poet's Box, probably in Glasgow.
Guid Time's Comin' Sune, My Boys!
This ballad title continues: '(From Edinburgh Evening Courant of 17th June 1871). / Ane Ancient Ballade. / TUNE ? "There's nae luck aboot the hoose". The ballad begins: 'Oh, ha'e ye heard the gran' gran' news, / Ye drouthy working men?'
This rather short ballad begins: 'On the Tombigby river, in a hut a born, / In a hut made of stalks of the tall yallow corn ; / It was there I met with my Julia so true, / And we went for a sail in my gum-tree canoe.' The sheet was published by William Shepherd of the Poet's Box, Dundee, and cost a penny.