John Highlandman's remarks on the city of Glasgow. To which are added, Johnny and Molly. Original of Tweedside. The ploughman lad. The braes of Yarrow.

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Title

John Highlandman's remarks on the city of Glasgow. To which are added, Johnny and Molly. Original of Tweedside. The ploughman lad. The braes of Yarrow.

Alternative Title

Johnny and Molly
Original of Tweedside
The ploughman lad
The braes of Yarrow

Publisher

Glasgow: J. & M. Robertson

Date

1802

Extent

8 pages
15 cm

Identifier

Type

ballads & songs

Abstract

Humorous song of a traveler who comes to Glasgow to see the sights, and sees many strange and amazing things. Other songs include a positive rendition of the love a young man has for his love, who is not rich, but beautiful and faithful instead, which is much better than wealth, the song declares; a song wherein a man leaves his town to wander after his love proves cold and prideful to him; a happy song about the life of a ploughman and the woman who cares for him; and a short happy love song between a young couple. Several of these songs seem to have the theme that wealth does not buy happiness, in love or life.

Coverage

Yarrow, Selkirkshire, Scotland

Subject

Crime
Highlands
Chapbooks - Scotland - Glasgow
Wit and Humor
Courtship and Marriage

Source

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

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 Collections, University of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Citation

“John Highlandman's remarks on the city of Glasgow. To which are added, Johnny and Molly. Original of Tweedside. The ploughman lad. The braes of Yarrow.,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed March 1, 2024, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/531.

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