The wat'ry god. To which are added, High Jenny high. The cold winter night. The young man's petition. The nymph's reply.

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Title

The wat'ry god. To which are added, High Jenny high. The cold winter night. The young man's petition. The nymph's reply.

Alternative Title

High Jenny high.
The cold winter night.
The young man's petition.
The nymph's reply.

Date

1803

Extent

8 pages
15 cm

Identifier

Description

Woodcut image of Neptune, the Roman God, carrying his trident, in his chariot pulled by four horses, on the title-page.

Abstract

A collection of ballads on a variety of topics. The first song, in which Neptune bears witness to the Battle of Quiberon Bay during the Seven Year’s War, celebrates the victory of Admiral Hawke and the glory of the British monarchy. The second is a humorous song following the familiar theme of the marriage of an old man and a young virgin, and her various objections and preferences for a young man. The next song, also humorous, tells the woes of a shiftless man who keeps trying to borrow money. The last two songs are the entreaty of a young man to win his love, and the maid’s reply and rejection due to her belief that his love will not last.

Coverage

Glasgow, Scotland
Quiberon Bay, France

Subject

Chapbooks-Scotland-Glasgow

Songs

Ballads
Seven Years' War, 1756-1763--Campaigns--France
Hawke, Edward Hawke, Baron, 1705-1781

Contributor

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

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

Citation

“The wat'ry god. To which are added, High Jenny high. The cold winter night. The young man's petition. The nymph's reply.,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed September 16, 2021, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/551.

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