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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 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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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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A collection of several short songs and ballads mostly on the theme of sailing, including: a song about a boy who is so handsome, dairy maids drop milk pitchers when they see him and then count it a blessing when he kisses them; a song where a young…

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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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This is the story of Paul Jones, a Scot who turned pirate early in life and who raided along the coast of Great Britain. Accounts are given of many of his attacks, including a letter purportedly written by an officer who observed his attacks on the…