The true hearted maiden. To which are added, A sweet country life, A trip to the fair, The constant lady, The gin drinker's frolic, the forsaken nymph.

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Title

The true hearted maiden. To which are added, A sweet country life, A trip to the fair, The constant lady, The gin drinker's frolic, the forsaken nymph.

Alternative Title

A sweet country life.
A trip to the fair.
The constant lady.
The gin drinker's frolic.
The forsaken nymph.

Date

1802

Extent

8 pages

Identifier

s0090b33

Description

Woodcut image of couple in fashionable dress walking on the shore with a ship at sea in the background

Abstract

A collection of songs and ballads on a variety of topics and themes. The first song tells of two lovers separated by war; when they are reunited before the war ends, the young woman offers to pay for his discharge to keep him safe. The second song describes the pleasures of country life and exhorts young women to stay in their villages rather than seeking employment in cities. The third describes the various pleasures and festivities of a fair, while the next song if the lament of a young woman whose lover has been inconstant. The next is a drinking song, while the last also tells the mourning of a young woman forsaken by her lover. Interestingly, one verse praises the female cuckoo as a “fine bird.” (8)

Coverage

Scotland

Subject

Chapbooks-Scotland-Glasgow

Is Referenced By

University of Glasgow Union Catalogue of Scottish Chapbooks http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/chapbooks/search/

Language

English

Type

ballad

Citation

“The true hearted maiden. To which are added, A sweet country life, A trip to the fair, The constant lady, The gin drinker's frolic, the forsaken nymph.,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed April 25, 2019, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/557.

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