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Valiant Jockie, or The Maiden Warriour
This ballad begins: 'VAliant Jockey's march'd away, / To fight the foe, with great Makcay, / Leaving me poor Soul, Alas! Forlorn, / To curse the hour I e'er was born:' A brief explanation under the title reads, 'Being a Valient Ladies Resolution to fight in Field ; by the side of Jockey her Entire Love; With his answer to it'. It was intended to be sung 'To an excellent New Tune'.
Valiant Jockie: His Lady's Resolution
This ballad begins: 'Valiant Jockie,s march'd away, / To fight a Battle with great Mackay; / Leaving me poor Soul alas! forlorne, / To curse the hour that ever I was born / But I swear I'll follow too, / And dearest Jockie's fate pursue; / Near him be, to guard his precious Life, / Never Scot had such a Loyal Wife.' It was to be sung 'to its own proper tune.'
This report begins: 'Verses On The Melancholy Death of John White, his Wife, and Four Children, who perished in the present Snow Storm, Except one infant, who was found sucking the breast of its Dead Mother, near Pennycuick, on Wednesday morning last.' This sheet was printed by James Docherty of Edinburgh.'
Verses on Burns' Centenary
The introduction to this poem reads: 'The following verses, by the author of "Half-past ten," were written for, and read with applause at, a Burns' Centenary Meeting, in Coatbridge, on the 25th January 1859:--' The poem itself begins: 'A hunder years this verra nicht, / Sin' Rabie Burns saw the licht'. Although no publication details are included, the sheet was almost certainly published in 1859.
Verses on the Report of the Morbus entering Glasgow
This verses begins: '[ ]t the times are dull and dreary, / [ ]ry thing goes topsey teary, / [ ] travelling night and day I'm weary, / Through the streets of Glasgow'. 'Morbus' is Latin for 'sickness' or 'disease'. No publication details have been included on this sheet, and, unfortunately, the top left-hand corner is missing.
Very Curious Letter
Following on from the title, the prologue continues: 'From the Bell of the High Kirk of Paisley, to its friend the Cross Steeple of Glasgow, giving her an account of her being struck with the Dumb Palsy, and the curious remedy which the Bell-doctors took to restore her to health and sound.' The letter is dated the 12th of October, 1821, and, rather bizarrely, is signed by the steeple bell of Paisley High Kirk. The sheet was published by John Muir of Glasgow.
Very Curious Letter from a Cotton Spinner in Canada
This broadside begins: 'Copy of a very Curious Letter from a Cotton Spinner in Canada, to his friends in this Country, containing a particular invitation to all men going out to America to take a Cotton Mill Lass along with him, as they make the far best Wives there; with many other curious particulars.' The broadside was published by John Muir of Glasgow and is dated 12th February 1827. Damage to the paper makes it quite difficult to read.
Very Interesting Letter from Botany Bay
Following on from the title, the report continues: 'Received in Glasgow, a few days ago, from one of the Persons engaged in the unfortunate affair of Bonnymuir, giving a particular account of the situation of the whole of the people who were transported for being concerned on that unhappy occasion; with a description of that colony.' The sheet was published by John Muir of Glasgow.
Very interesting Letter from Botany-bay
This account continues: 'Received in Glasgow, a few days ago, from one of the Persons engaged in the unfortunate affair of Bonnymuir, giving a particular account of the situation of the whole of the people who were transported for being concerned on that unhappy occasion; with a description of that Colony.'
This trial report begins: 'A Full and Particular Account, of the Trial and Sentence of Thomas Stevenson, alias Hodge, who is to be Banished for Seven years beyond the Seas, for Wickedly and feloniously Stealing Dead Bodies, particularly that of Janet Moir, from the Churchyard of Larbert, in Stirlingshire, in March last, and for violating the Sepulchres of the dead.' The sheet was published by Robert Forrest in June 1823 and cost a penny.
This broadside begins: 'THE following VERSES, relative to the melancholy situation of the unfortunate WILLIAM POLLOCK, now under Sentence of Death in the Jail of Edinburgh, for the Murder of his own Wife . . . were composed by the author, one morning in bed, after having dreamed he had really heard the unhappy man making his Lamentation'.
Voice from the Dungeon
This report begins: 'The die is now cast, the sword of Justice has been bared and is about to descend on his devoted head. His days are numbered, the sixth day of March being the one fixed for execution.' The sheet was published by McIntosh & Co. of Edinburgh.