The Battle of Rosline fought on the plains of Rosline, 1303 to which are added, Jack in his element. Virtue and wit, the preservatives of love and beauty. The lover's summons.

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Woodcut on title-page portraying man with sword and shield standing in outdoor scene; house and trees in the background
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Title

The Battle of Rosline fought on the plains of Rosline, 1303 to which are added, Jack in his element. Virtue and wit, the preservatives of love and beauty. The lover's summons.

Alternative Title

Jack in his element
Virtue and wit, the preservatives of love and beauty
The lover's summons

Publisher

Glasgow: J. & M. Robertson

Date

1803

Extent

8 pages
15 cm

Identifier

Type

ballads & songs

Abstract

The first song is a celebration of the Battle of Rosline, which had occurred 500 years earlier. The song celebrates the bravery of the Scots who overcome 3 to 1 odds and route the English, featuring a romanticized depiction of medieval Scots fighting in tartan plaid and bonnets. The second song is the humorous portrayal of a sailor who has a wife at “every port.” The last two are love songs where young men declare their undying love to their sweethearts, with varying degrees of success.
Wikipedia entry for the Battle of Roslin (24 February 1303) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Roslin

Coverage

Roslin, Scotland

Subject

Courtship and Marriage
Courtship and Marriage
War
Wit and Humor
Chapbooks - Scotland - Glasgow

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

“The Battle of Rosline fought on the plains of Rosline, 1303 to which are added, Jack in his element. Virtue and wit, the preservatives of love and beauty. The lover's summons.,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed March 1, 2024, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/547.

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