The Battle of the Boyn; or, King William crossing the Boyn Water. Giving a full description of that bloody Battle, fought on the first of July 1690. To which are added, The Miller of Dron

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Title

The Battle of the Boyn; or, King William crossing the Boyn Water. Giving a full description of that bloody Battle, fought on the first of July 1690. To which are added, The Miller of Dron

Alternative Title

King William crossing the Boyn water
The Miller of Dron

Publisher

[No Place] : Printed for, and sold by the Booksellers

Date

1820 per University of St. Andrews

Extent

8 pages
16 cm

Identifier

Description

Woodcut #67: Portrait on title-page of an elderly bearded soldier holding a curved sword behind his head.

Type

ballads & songs

Abstract

This chapbook includes two ballads. The first is a recounting of the events of the Battle of the Boyn wherein King William routes the deposed James II at the Boyn in Ireland during the First Jacobite Rising. There is an interesting play on the nationalist tone of piece that seems to support the Protestant monarchy while still providing a somewhat sympathetic view of James. The second ballad is a ribald song about a miller who “sets his stones to work” on first the daughter, then the wife of an old man, who are both pretty pleased with their ‘encounters’. When the old man goes to revenge himself on the miller, the miller instead beats the old man and sends him back home to his womenfolk.

Coverage

Boyn, Ireland
Dundalk, County of Louth, Ireland
Drogheda, County of Louth, Ireland

Subject

Ballads and songs
Jacobites
War
Boyne, Battle of the, Ireland, 1690

Source

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

Is Referenced By

SAULCAT University of St. Andrews Library Catalogue http://library.st-andrews.ac.uk/

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

“The Battle of the Boyn; or, King William crossing the Boyn Water. Giving a full description of that bloody Battle, fought on the first of July 1690. To which are added, The Miller of Dron,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed November 29, 2022, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/545.

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