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  • Tags: wit and humor

s0098b48_Theatrical.pdf
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 celebration…

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Sixth part in a series of chapbooks on Scottish ballads. Author, tune, and composer are noted where known. Includes a total of thirty-three ballads on a variety of topics, including songs of war, the Highlands, death and mourning, humour, drinking,…

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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…

s0098b48_Account.pdf
This is an account of the life of Dennis, a serving man turned robber, who is also a man of conscience and who reforms and renews his relationship with his old master after his capture and imprisonment. He is hung, but is revived through various…

s0094b41_Tale.pdf
Four tales are included in this chapbook, followed by a single humorous song about a rather intimidating school master. The first story is a tragic love story set during the ’45 rebellion. James Dawson, a young Lowlander who joins the cause of Bonnie…

s0042b27_Four Popular.pdf
A collection of songs and ballads on a variety of topics, including a song describing the heartbreak of love unreturned; a humorous ballad of a young man who swaps his mother for a bride; an abbreviated version of a popular tale in which a man,…

s0042b27_Four.pdf
A collection of songs and ballads. The first song wishes speed to a fishing vessel, as well as describing some simple celebrations of love and home life, while the second song describes the beauty and allure of the young lass who has stolen the…

s0030Gb09_Bess.pdf
A collection of songs. In the first song, a young man courts two young women, only to be caught in his deception after kissing one and demeaning her rival, which is overheard by the friend of the other. The second song is a toast to Robert Burns on…

s0030Cb32_Blind.pdf
An uplifting tale of the power of love in conquering the trials of life. Allen, a young man slowly becomes blind. The blindness causes him to despair, most especially because he feels he must now break off his betrothal to his childhood sweetheart,…
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