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s0094b21_Crafty.pdf
A fairy tale in which a King is resolved to marry his own daughter due to her extraordinary beauty. When her protests are ignored, the Princess tricks her father into having a golden bull made for her, which she hides in when her father comes for…

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A tragic tale of the daughter of a parson who is seduced by the local lord with sweet words, empty promises, and jewels. When her pregnancy can no longer be hidden, she is beaten and cast out by her father. She seeks the home of the lord, who refuses…

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This chapbook describes the many crimes and robberies committed by Richard Turpin, alias, John Palmer. Excerpts from letters between Turpin and family members are included, as well as descriptions of his trial, conviction, and execution.

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Told in first person, this autobiographic tale describes the life and miseries of Peter Williamson, who was kidnapped by slavers from the docks of Aberdeen when he was a child. Taken by the slavers to America, he was sold into bondage to a gentleman…

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This chapbook covers the life, death, and many exploits of Robert, Earl of Huntingdon, aka Robin Hood. The tale focuses on his adventures at the head of his Merry Band as he robbed the excessively wealthy and corrupt churchmen of his day. The story…

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The chapbook begins with a short address to the publisher, submitting the following ballad for publication while also disavowing the publisher’s knowledge of the author’s own identity (written as Davie B…n) as the contents of the poems may be…

s0042b27_Tragical.pdf
This chapbook provides a moral tale that advises young women to be wary of the promises of young men by describing the potential dangers of giving up one’s virtue before marriage. The story describes the courtship of the beautiful and virtuous Jane…

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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 credited…

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A print containing excerpts from George Sinclair’s Satan’s Invisible World Discovered, specifically the section detailing the life and crimes of Major Thomas Weir—a seventeenth-century minister, preacher, and conventicler—and his sister, who were…

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This 24 page chapbook contains a print of James Hogg’s tale, The Long Pack, originally published under his pseudonym, the Ettrick Shepherd. In this tale, a peddler arrives at the country home of a wealthy Colonel who is absent on a visit to London.…
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