The bold sailor. To which are added, The Irish invasion. A touch on the times. The faint-hearted batchelor. The maid's answer. The travelling Chapman. Tears wash my sad cheeks. If e'er I do well 'tis a wonder.

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Title

The bold sailor. To which are added, The Irish invasion. A touch on the times. The faint-hearted batchelor. The maid's answer. The travelling Chapman. Tears wash my sad cheeks. If e'er I do well 'tis a wonder.

Alternative Title

The Irish invasion
A touch on the times.
The faint-hearted batchelor.
The maid's answer.
The travelling Chapman.
Tears wash my sad cheeks.
If e'er I do well 'tis a wonder.

Publisher

Glasgow: Printed by J. & M. Robertson, Saltmarket

Date

1800

Extent

8 pages

Identifier

s0030Bb34

Description

woodcut image of  3 ships in battle on title-page

Abstract

This is a collection of short ballads on various topics, including war, courting, and poverty. The major theme that seems to run through all the ballads is money, or the lack thereof. Men sign up as sailors because their pockets are empty, the French sail to invade/liberate Ireland to make some coin, complaints are made about the cheating of various tradesman and shopkeepers in the towns (including farmers, butchers, and cobblers), and a man bemoans the cost of getting married and raising a child (possibly not his own), while the would-be bride retorts that any woman would be cursed to marry someone so tight-fisted with money.

Coverage

Ireland
Spain

Subject

Chapbooks-Scotland-Glasgow

Source

Scottish Studies Collection, Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph Library
http://www.lib.uoguelph.ca/find/find-type-resource/archival-special-collections/scottish-studies

Is Referenced By

English Short Title Catalogue T126563

Format

JPEG 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. PDF from PDF-A file.

Language

English

Type

ballad

Citation

“The bold sailor. To which are added, The Irish invasion. A touch on the times. The faint-hearted batchelor. The maid's answer. The travelling Chapman. Tears wash my sad cheeks. If e'er I do well 'tis a wonder.,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed November 20, 2017, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/535.

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