Hodge of the mill: or, an old woman clothed in grey. To which is added, Sorrow and care. Pipes and tobacco. The pleasures of wooing. Send home my heart and eyes

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Title

Hodge of the mill: or, an old woman clothed in grey. To which is added, Sorrow and care. Pipes and tobacco. The pleasures of wooing. Send home my heart and eyes

Alternative Title

Sorrow and care.
Pipes and tobacco.
The pleasures of wooing.
Send home my heart and eyes.

Publisher

Glasgow: J. & M. Robertson

Date

1802

Extent

8 pages
15 cm

Identifier

Type

ballads & songs

Abstract

A collection of short ballads and songs on a variety of topics. The first is a humorous song in which an old woman harries a young man into marrying her daughter after he impregnates her, to which he agrees in exchange for her naming him as her heir. The second song humorously portrays the woes of married life for the husband, focusing for the most part on the tendency of wives to spend their husbands’ money. The third song uses tobacco and pipe smoking as an allegory for the spiritual and bodily journey of men through life, not necessarily encouragingly. The following song criticizes young men as fickle deluders of young women, and cautions others to guard their virginity well, while the final song describes the woes of a scorned lover.

Subject

Chapbooks - Scotland - Glasgow
Courtship and Marriage
Religion and Morals
Wit and Humor

Source

Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario

Is Referenced By

Scottish Chapbook Catalogue, University of Glasgow

Format

JPEGs and PDF derived from master file, which was scanned from the original book in 24-bit color at 600 dpi in TIFF format using an Epson Expression 10000XL scanner.

Rights

In the public domain; For high quality reproductions, contact Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph. libaspc@uoguelph.ca, 519-824-4120, Ext. 53413

Language

English

Contributor

Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph, Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Citation

“Hodge of the mill: or, an old woman clothed in grey. To which is added, Sorrow and care. Pipes and tobacco. The pleasures of wooing. Send home my heart and eyes,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed August 8, 2022, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/492.