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Tid Is On Me Now
Verse 1 begins: 'It was on a Monday morning, / In the spring time of the year'. Published by James Lindsay from 9 King Street, Glasgow, this sheet also incorporates an illustration of a pretty basket of wild flowers above the title. This helps to enhance the mood of the ballad. 'Tid' is the Scots word for mood.
Timely Hint to Anatomical Practitioners and their Associates - the Resurrectionists
Verse 1 begins: 'What is our land at last come to? / Our ancestors would weep'. This song was written by Wag Phil to the tune 'MacPherson's Farewell'. There is a small introduction to the piece and a woodcut of 'Jamie', a Burke and Hare victim. This illustration could be bought from W. Smith of 3 Bristo Port, Edinburgh. The Editor talks about himself but does not give his names. There are also no publication details included.
Verse 1 begins: ' In June, when broom an' bloom was seen, / An' brackens waved fu' fresh an' green.'
Tis But A Little Faded Flower
This ballad begins: 'Tis but a little faded flower, / But oh, how fondly dear, / 'Twill bring me back one golden hour, / Through many, through many a weary year'. Below the title we are told that 'This popular song can always be had at 80 London Street, Glasgow', which was the address of the Poet's Box. A further note states that the ballad was to be sung to an original air, while a footnote identifies the publication date as Saturday the 29th of January, 1887.
Tis But A Little Faded Flower
This ballad begins: 'Tis but a little faded flower, / But oh, how fondly dear, / 'Twill bring me back one golden hour, / Through many, through many a weary year'. Below the title we are told that 'This popular song can always be had at the Poet's Box 182 OVERGATE, DUNDEE'.
Tis Hard to Give the Hand where the Heart can Never Be
Verse 1: 'Tho' I mingle in the throng / Of the happy and the gay, / From the mirth of dance and song / I would fain be far away; / For I love to use no wile, / And can but deem it sin, / That the brow should wear a smile / When the soul is sad within. / Tho' a parent's stern command / Claims obedience from me, / O, 'tis hard to give the hand / Where the heart can never be.' This song was published by the Poet's Box. The town or city is not specified, but it was probably published in Dundee.
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.
To J*** C***** A Southron
Verse 1 begins: 'HOW sair a task wi' Doubt to wrestle! / Sax hours I've had your kind Epistle, / An' done nocht syne but fidge an' fisle / About the matter'. The ballad was written by J*** A*******. The sheet was published by J. and R. Childs of Bungay, Suffolk, on the 9th May 1822.
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.
To the Public. Mode of Extinguishing Fire
This paper, written by Frederick W. Morris, an Edinburgh medical student, was issued on 19th November 1824. It is in response to a series of fires which broke out in Edinburgh earlier that month. These fires caused the worst damage the city had ever seen and the event came to be known as the Great Fire of Edinburgh.
Toby Brad or Funking the Cobbler, and Sweet Rose of Yarrow
The first ballad begins: 'There once was a cobbler by name Toby Brad, / Though he lived in a stall yet he didn't live bad, / with a tol de rol lol, &c.' There are no publication details on the sheet.
Tom and Jerry, a dialogue between a Whig and a Tory
This satirical broadside, a hybrid between verse and dialogue, begins: 'As Jerry Whig went out one day / He met his friend Tom Tory: / Now Jerry was a Scotsman bred, / And Tom was England's glory.' This sheet was published by Menzies of 30 Bank Street, Edinburgh.
Tommy's Got the Money
Verse 1: 'I never wis so happy the days o' my life, / It no' because that I hav' got a ducky o' a wife; / It's a' because ma' uncle deed tae mak' the matter clear, / An' left me - a fortin' o' twa hunner pounds a year.' This broadside was published by William Shephard at the Poet's Box in Dundee. The 'words and patter' were written by Alex Melville, the music was by Sam Tute and the song was 'sung with great success' by W.F. Frame.
Toon of Arbroath
Verse 1: 'Although far frae hame and the blooming heather, / Thousands of miles across the deep sea, / At night, when I'm weary, my mind loves to wander / To the scenes of my boyhood, so dear unto me.' This sheet was published by the Poet's Box at 10 Hunter Street in Dundee, but is not dated.
Total Wreck of the Britannia
This report begins: 'An account of the melancholy loss of the Britannia Steam Boat, which was lost on her passage from Newry to the Broomielaw, early on Monday morning last. -Glasgow, 15th October, 1829.' This account was sourced from the Glasgow Courier of the same date and was published by John Muir of Glasgow.
Town Officer's Lament
This ballad begins: 'I Pray draw near and you shall hear / For what I lost my Coat Man, / It was my Lenity, not Invy, / Nor Rigitness I wot Man.' The text preceeding it reads: 'R------- P------'s Complaint of his hard Fate, / OR THE / Town Officer's Lament for the Loss of his Coat. / To the Tune of the bonny Boat Man.' A woodcut has been included to make the sheet a more attractive purchase.
Trade's Release: or, Courage to the Scotch-Indian-Company
This ballad begins: 'Come, rouse up your Heads, Come rouse up anon! / Think of the / Wisdom of old Solomon, / And heartily Joyn with our own Paterson, / To fetch Home INDIAN treasures'. Below the title, it is stated that this new song is sung to the tune of 'The Turks are all Confounded'.
Tragedy of Sir James the Rose
Verse 1: 'Of all the Scottish northern chiefs, / Of high and mightty name, / The bravest was Sir James the Rose, / A knight of meikle fame.' This ballad was published on 23rd January 1869 by the Poet's Box, London Street, Glasgow, priced one penny.
Tragedy of Tony Aston, Stage-Player: or, His Last Speech to his Followers
This ballad begins: 'POOR Tony, have you serv'd the Devil so long? / Debauch'd the Youth with my lascivious song; / I was your faithful Pimp, and stroll'd about, / To bring you vassals, and I found them out.'
Tragic boating accident on the River Tweed between Muiross and Gallowshiels
This report begins: 'A true and full ACCOUNT Of the sad and deplorable Accident that happened at Muiross, where a whole Boat full of People were drowned, consisting of near 40 Men and Women, and several Horses, by the impetuousness of the Wind.' Unfortunately, no publication details are included on the sheet.
Transactions of Isabella Perston
This crime report begins: 'A true Narrative of the Transactions of ISABELLA PERSTON Of Cambuslang, who is accused of Child-Murder, and now a Prisoner in the Goal of this city. THE public are ever anxious to hear of the character of any unhappy wretch, who, by a wicked course of life, becomes amenable to the law . . .' The broadside is not dated and carries no publication details.
Verse 1: 'When silent time wi' lightly foot / Had trod on thirty years, / My native home I sought again, / Wi' mony hopes and fears. / Wha kens gin the dear friends I left / Will still continue mine? / Or gin I e'er again shall meet / The joys I left langsyne'. The sheet carries no publication details.
This crime report begins: 'Full, True and Particular Account of the Trial and Conviction this day, before the High Court of Justiciary, of the Great and most Notorious Thief John Wilson, and of his Companions Duncan Robertson and Thomas Hamilton, for Three different Robberies and Housebreakings, committed in Edinburgh, - together with the full Evidence given by the Accomplice John Gibson, formerly a respectable Merchant on the South Bridge. / HIGH COURT OF JUSTICIARY.?July, 3, 1831.' This sheet was published by Forbes and Owen of Edinburgh.
This report begins: 'A full, true, and particular Account of the Trial of Mr David Bartie, writer, before the High Court of Justiciary, yesterday, for violating the person of Margaret Gray, a girl fourteen years of age, servant in the house in which the pannel lodged, in East Cumberland Street, Edinburgh, and which Trial occupied the Court eleven hours.' Published by Forbes & Owen in Edinburgh.
This broadside begins: 'Full, true and Particular account of the Trial of Samuel M'Lauchlan, master baker, and Thomas Badger, before the High Court of Justiciary, for the Riots at Lauder at the election of a member of parliament, and for assaulting Lord Maitland, the Sheriff of the County, the Fiscal, and Mr Simpson, one of the Magistrates, by forcing him into a coach and driving him out of the town, in purpose to keep him from voting.' It was printed by Forbes and Kay of the Cowgate.
This report begins, 'Just Published, an Account of the Trial of the Rev. MR TAIT, Minister of the College Church, before the Presbytery of Edinburgh, which met this day in the Trustee's Hall, head of Scott's Close.' Published in Edinburgh by A. McMillan. The broadside is not dated.
Trial & Sentence
This report begins: 'A Full and Particular Account of the Trial and Sentence of Thomas M'Kay, who stood his Trial before the Special Commission, at Ayr, on Wednesday, the 9th of August, 1820; and who is to be Hanged, Beheaded and Quartered, on the 15th September, 1820.' The sheet was published in 1820 by John Muir of Glasgow.
Trial & Sentence
This report begins: 'Of Two Men and Two Women before the High Court of Justiciary at Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 5th of this month, November, 1823, for the barbarous Murder of Mr John M'Clure in July last, as he was returning from Ochiltree Sacrament to Ayr, when JAMES ANDERSON and DAVID GLEN were found Guilty, and sentenced to be Executed at Ayr, on Friday the 12th of December next, and their bodies to be given for dissection, with the conversation which took place between them and their visitors after their sentence.' The sheet was published by William Carse of Glasgow in 1823.