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A collection of songs, from love stories to drinking songs. The first tells the tale of the Lord of Lochinvar who, after his courtship is rejected by his love’s father, steals the bride right from her wedding. In the second song, a young man meets a…

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Part of a series of fairy tales printed by the booksellers. The first tale presented tells the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty with a few twists, including the continuation of the story after the Prince rescues the Sleeping Beauty. In this version,…

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A collection of short ballads and songs on a variety of topics. The first is a humorous song in which an old woman harries a young man into marrying her daughter after he impregnates her, to which he agrees in exchange for her naming him as her heir.…

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Four ballads about love and women. Some are sad or bitter, others are humorous, but none have happy endings. Mary of Castle-Cary: Two young men fight over the love of the beautiful young Mary who apparently has been kissing them both, if not more.…

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A young Lowland McFarlane woman falls in love with her cousin, the son of a dispossessed Jacobite Highland lord of clan who has been raised and maintained by her father as his ward. Despite his poverty, Grigor is well-educated, good-looking, and in…

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This chapbook includes a tragic ballad of the Earl of Leslie, who falls in love and marries a young woman of lowly birth. When the King goes to war against the English who are raiding across the border, Leslie attends him and wins honour on the…

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A collection of songs and ballads. In the first ballad, the youngest daughter of the Duke of Gordon goes to visit Aberdeen with her sisters and ends up marrying a handsome but poor captain without her father’s consent. When the Duke finds out, he…

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Two songs about love. The first is the story of the love between a Highland lad and a Lowland girl. The girls’ father is against the match and disinherits her when she decides she runs off with him. In the beginning, it looks like she has made the…

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This is an interesting chapbook in that it contains songs within a larger ballad narrative describing the events, food, and music played at a Christmas celebration. The chapbook begins with a short little rhyme on the theme of Christmas, introducing…

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A collection of four ballads, mostly humorous. The first is a satirical ballad about a local figure named Auld Ronald who appears to be well-known around Aberdeen. He is humorously portrayed as scantily clad, poor, and possibly a bit crazy, although…
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