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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 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 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…

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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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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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This chapbook contains three popular fairy tales, including Prince Lupin and the White Cat, The Yellow Dwarf, and the Three Wishes. The first tale follows the adventures of the youngest son of a king who has instructed his sons to find him various…

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A reprint of a story taken from Robert Chambers’s Popular Rhymes of Scotland. In this variation of a Cinderella tale, Rashie-Coat is a king’s daughter who does not wish to marry the man chosen for her. She seeks the advice of an old hen-wife, who…

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The subject of this ballad is parental opposition to the lovers, Jemmy and Nancy. Returning to England from a forced voyage to Barbados, Jemmy is pushed overboard by a fellow crewman on instructions from Nancy’s father. His ghost appears to Nancy,…