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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 brief review of many different religions practiced at this time with a focus on the different sects of Christianity. Paganism, Deism, Atheism, Judaism, and Islam are also covered in addition to the various Christian religions, but the sects of…

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A collection of songs and ballads. The first is descriptive song of a warrior who escapes the field of battle to take refuge in a cottage and dreams of his lover’s embrace. The second ballad reminisces of the joys of young love’s passion, while…

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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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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…