Jemmy and Nancy of Yarmouth; or the constant lovers, a tragical ballad

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Title

Jemmy and Nancy of Yarmouth; or the constant lovers, a tragical ballad

Alternative Title

The constant lovers, a tragical ballad

Publisher

Glasgow: Printed for the Booksellers

Date

1840-1850 per University of Glasgow Union Catalogue of Scottish Chapbooks

Extent

8 pages
15 cm

Identifier

Description

'3' printed at the bottom of the title-page
Woodcut #03: Illustration on title-page of a dancing sailor wearing a hat, scarf, and open jacket

Type

ballads & songs

Abstract

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, who throws herself into the sea; the boatswain is hanged and the father dies of a broken heart. Despite his death of a broken heart, the father neither repents of his action nor recognizes his actions as sinful.

Subject

Courtship and Marriage
Chapbooks - Scotland - Glasgow

Source

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

Accrual Method

Purchased through the Jane Grier Family Trust. 2012.

Is Referenced By

University of Glasgow Union Catalogue of Scottish Chapbooks http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/chapbooks/search/

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 Collection, University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Citation

“Jemmy and Nancy of Yarmouth; or the constant lovers, a tragical ballad,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed August 18, 2022, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/520.

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