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Last speech of James Dormand
This execution notice begins: 'THE LAST / SPEECH, / Confession and dying words of JAMES DORMAND, who was execute at Perth, on Friday the 31st of May 1793 for Four crimes of Highway Robbery'.

Last speech of James Shepherd.
This broadside begins: 'THE LAST SPEECH and Dying Words of James Shepherd who was Exceuted for high Treason.' A note at the bottom of the broadside informs the reader that it was printed in Edinburgh in 1718.

Last speech of the 'Cross of Edinburgh'
This broadside begins: 'The Last Speech and Dying Words, OF THE CROSS of EDINBURGH Which was hang'd drawn and quarter'd, on Monday the 15th March, 1756, for the horrid Crime of being an Incumbrance to the Street.' The last speech begins: 'You sons of Scotia, mourn and weep, / Express your grief with sorrow deep'.

Last Speech of the Town's Officers
The title continues: '(TAKEN FROM THE ORIGINAL) / Signed by Themselves, / AND MAY BE SEEN BY APPLYING TO THE PROPER AUTHORITY. / TUNE - There's nae Luck about this House.' Verse 1 begins: 'NOW clerk count o'er the Council Board'. It was published by J. Booth, Junior, of Charlotte Street, Aberdeen.

Last speech, confession and dying words
This report begins: 'THE LAST SPEECH, CONFESSION and DYING WORDS of JOHN M'MILLAN, Who was executed at the Cross of Glasgow, on Wednesday, 16th of May, 1798, for the horrid Crime of Murder, committed on the Body of ALEXANDER MOODIE, late Gardener in Glasgow.'

Last Speech, Confession and Dying Words of Ann Morison
This crime report begins: 'THE LAST SPEECH Confession and dying Words, of ANN MORISON, who was execute in the Grass-Market of Edinburgh, on the 7th of March, 1759. for the horrid Crime of mudering her own Child.' The broadside carries no publication details.

Last Speech, Confession and Dying Words of the Bogs: A Farce
This ballad has a preface which reads: The last SPEECH, Confession, and dying Words, o[f] the Bogs, who were burnt in the Pleasance, on Monday the 25th of May, 1767. For the horrid Crime of Blood-sucking, A FARCE.' The ballad begins: 'HOW do you think your works will after thrive? / What cruelly to burn us all alive?' The broadside carries no publication details

Last Will and Testament of Evan Morgan, to his cousin Thom Andrew
This mock will begins: 'I Evan Morgan, being very sick, and Weak, but in perfect Health, do make this my last will & Testament, and do bequeath my Estate in manner and Form following.'

Last Words and Dying Declaration of Jock Heigh the Hangman
This broadside begins: 'Just Published, the Last Speech, Confession and Dying Declaration of JOCK HEIGH, the Hangman; also an Account of his Strange an Siungular Behaviour on the Scaffold, on Monday morning, at the Execution of James Bell, with some just Remarks on that Shameful occasion.' Published by Wallam (William) Reid, of Edinburgh, in 1835.

Last words and lamentation of Mrs McLeod before her execution
The report begins: 'The Last Farewel and Lamentation Of Mrs. M'Leoid, who was Execute in the Grass-market of Edinburgh on the 8th of March 1727, for the Crime of Forgery, with her last Farewel to the World.' The name of the publisher is not included.

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.

Last words of James Dick
This account begins: 'The LAST SPEECH, Confession, and dying Words of JAMES DICK, who was executed at Glasgow on Wednesday the 16th of May 1792, and his Body given to the Professor of Anatomy to be dissected. For the horrid and cruel murder of his own Wife.' Published in Glasgow by Joseph Galbraith.

Last words of James Dick
This account begins: 'The SECOND PART / Of the Last SPEECH, Confession and dying Words of JAMES DICK, who was executed at Glasgow on Wednesday the 16th of May 1792, and his Body given to the Professor of Anatomy to be dissected, For the horrid and cruel murder of his own Wife. ------To which is added, an account of his behaviour in Prison, and on the Scaffold.'

Last words of James Dick
This account begins: 'The SECOND PART / Of the Last SPEECH, Confession and dying Words of JAMES DICK, who was executed at Glasgow on Wednesday the 16th of May 1792, and his Body given to the Professor of Anatomy to be dissected, For the horrid and cruel murder of his own Wife. ------To which is added, an account of his behaviour in Prison, and on the Scaffold.'

Last Words of James Mackpherson Murderer
This ballad begins: 'I spent my time in rioting, / debauch'd my health and strength, / I pillag'd, plundered, murdered, / but now alas! at length, / I'm brought to punishment condign, / pale Death draws near to me, / The end I ever did project / to hang upon a Tree.'

Last words of John Knox
This broadside begins: 'THE LAST WORDS OF JOHN KNOX / Who was Shot in the North-Inch of PERTH the 24th of AUGUST 1716, about 7 in the morning.' No publication details have been included on this sheet.

Late Dual
This report begins: 'Trial of Mr STUART of Dunearn, for the late Duel in which Sir ALEXANDER BOSWELL, of Auchinleck, lost his life, which came on at Edinburgh on Monday last, the 10th June, 1822, with an account of its final result.' The sheet was printed by William Carse of Glasgow.

Late engagements with the rebels
This report begins: 'A full and particular Account of some late Engagements with the Rebels, in which they lost several hundred Men, copied from Letters, lately received from Gentlemen in the Sutherland Fencibles, with many other particulars respecting the Proceedings of his Majesty's Forces against the Rebels'. A letter written by an Officer stationed in Wexford, to a friend in Edinburgh, has also been included. Whilst the date of July 1789 has been handwritten near the top of the sheet, the events recounted in this broadside occurred in 1798.

Leader-Haughs and Yarow
This ballad begins: 'When Phoebus bright, the Azure Skies / with golden Rayes enlightneth, / These things sublunar he espies, / Herbs Trees and plants, be quick'neth'. No publication date is given. It is to be sung to its own tune.

Leader-haughs and Yarow
Verse 1: 'WHEN phoebus bright the Azure Skies / with golden rayes enlighteneth, / These things sublunar he espies, / herbs, trees and plants he quick'neth: / Among all those he makes his choise, / and gladlie goes he thorow, / With radiant beams, and silver streams, / through Leader-Haughs and Yarow.' The ballad was to be sung 'To its own proper Tune'.

Lecture to the Ladies by a Disobliged Admirer of the Fair Sex
This lecture begins: 'SATAN, to ruin Mankind in the Root, / The universal Queen, betray'd with Fruit; / A single Apple forfeits Adam's Crown; / The Curse of GOD went with the Apple down.' A handwritten note under the title reads: 'said to be Pennicook Aug. 1726'.

Leith Smack Lost
This report begins: 'A Full and Particular Account of the COMET, a fine Smack belonging to the London and Edinburgh Shipping Company of Leith, on her passage from London, on the morning of Tuesday last, on Yarmouth Sands; with the Wonderful preservation of the Passengers and Crew, and their astonishing Sufferings and extraordinary escape, when the Vessel sunk in deep water.' A woodcut of a sailing ship adorns the top of the sheet.

Let Me Like A Soldier Fall
Verse 1: 'Oh let me like a soldier fall / Upon some open plain ? / This breast expanding for a ball / To blot out every stain. / Brave manly hearts confer my doom, / That gentler ones may tell; / Howe'er unknown forgot my tomb, / He, like a soldier fell. / He, like a soldier fell.' A note below the title states that 'This popular song can always be had at the Poet's Box, 224 Overgate, Dundee'.

This report concerning a convicted murderer begins: 'A Copy of a Letter regarding that unfortunate man, John M'Court, who is to be executed on Monday week, for the murder of his wife. Janet M'Lauchlane or M'Court; together with a melancholy Lamentation on the occasion, in which you have a serious warning to both husbands and wives. to beware of Drunkenness and inordinate passions.' This was published in Edinburgh by Forbes & Co.

Letter by William Perrie
This broadside begins: 'A copy of a very affecting and interesting letter, written by William Perrie, before his execution, on Wedneday, and which was found in the Condemned Cell, after his execution, addressed to Mr Mason, one of the elders who attended him when in Jail.' The letter was sourced from the 'Glasgow Herald' of the 23rd October, 1837.

Letter concerning a medley of Scottish folk songs
This broadside letter begins: 'Letter from a Friend on a Journey to the North, to an inhabitant of Auld Reekie; being a CURIOUS and ENTERTAINING MEDLY OF SCOTCH SONGS.' A note at the foot of the sheet states that this letter was written or published on the 1st of May, 1822. The letter is signed with the initials, 'W.W.'. 'Auld Reekie' is an old nickname for Edinburgh.

Letter containing the final words of William Scott, Glasgow, 1788
This execution report begins: 'The last SPEECH, confession, and dying declaration of WILLIAM SCOTT, who was Executed at the Cross of Glasgow, on Wednesday the 3d of December, 1788, for the crime of house-breaking and theft.' A note at the foot of the sheet states that the prisoner wrote this entire letter in the presence of the witnesses, James Brownlie and William Young, who worked as turnkeys in the jail.

Letter from a Gentleman in England to his Friend in Scotland, Concerning the Reports Upon Colonel Charters
This quirky broadside begins: 'I am perswaded, That the World is turn'd up side down, and Lies or false Reports more Credited than Truth. I could not but a little strange at your last Letter concerning States Affairs.' The 'I' of the first line has been illuminated with two thistles at either side. The letter, apparently sent from London, was written on March 23rd, 1718. It was reprinted in this form in Edinburgh in the same year.

Letter from a Gentleman in Forfar, to his Friend at Edinburgh, May 1728
This broadside letter begins: 'SIR, ACCORDING to your desire, I have sent you an Account of the lamentable Catastrophe, which happen'd on Thursday the 9th of May instant, which has filled all the Kingdom with an universal Regret; and this Part of it with the utmost Grief and Confusion imaginable; which is to be seen in the Faces of young and old, all over the Country; the fact is as follows . . .' Although no publication details are listed, the date on the letter itself is given as the 16th of May, 1728.

Letter from Alexander Pennecuik to the Laird of Boghall, and Boghall's reply
This broadside begins: 'A Gentleman's Letter TO THE LAIRD of BOGHALL, The Day before his Execution, With BOGHALL's ANSWER.' The letters are both dated the 5th January 1721.

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