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A collection of ballads, recitations, and verse, including a death-song of a Native American chief, a martyr’s lament who refuses to leave her husband’s side as he is tortured to death, a humorous song about an aging widow and a dyer, a…

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A biography describing the life, crimes, and many adventures of the Irish rogue, Robert O’Hanlon, who was well known in the 17/18th centuries for his exploits and criminal depredations of the countryside. In a Robin Hood-esque manner, he is…

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The chapbook begins with a short history of some of the reputed prophecies by Sir Thomas Learmant, commonly known as Thomas the Rhymer, who was a 13th century laird and knight under Alexander III. Supposedly, Thomas’ prophecies have been linked to…

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Sixth part in a series of chapbooks on Scottish ballads. Author, tune, and composer are noted where known. Includes a total of thirty-three ballads on a variety of topics, including songs of war, the Highlands, death and mourning, humour, drinking,…

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This is the second part of a two-part series on the kings and queens on England and Scotland, beginning here with James I and the Union of the Crowns, and ending with the current reign of Victoria I. Cromwell is included as Lord Protector. Also of…

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A collection of ballads, recitations, and other items. Topics include: a death-song of a Native American chief; a playful song about saying hello and goodbye; a martyr’s lament who refuses to leave her husband’s side as he is tortured to death; a…

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A collection of excerpts drawn from a variety of chronicles and histories in medieval and early modern Scottish literature, such as John Barbour and John Fordun, presented with short annotations by the editor. Collectively, the excerpts have been…

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This biography tells of the life and death of Robert Burns, dwelling at some length on his virtues and glossing over or even contradicting many of his reported failings. The text includes many excerpts from letters written by Burns or by others in…

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A collection of some of Burns’ songs, including ‘Green grows the Rashes, O”; “There was a lad was born in Kyle”; “My Nannie, O”; “Kenmure’s on and awa”; “O’ a’ the airts the Wind can blaw”; “For a’ that and a’…