The Turkish lady. To which are added, My mother did so before me. Jockey to the fair. The happy beggars. Cynthia's perplexity.

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Title

The Turkish lady. To which are added, My mother did so before me. Jockey to the fair. The happy beggars. Cynthia's perplexity.

Alternative Title

My mother did so before me.
Jockey to the fair.
The happy beggars.
Cynthia's perplexity.

Publisher

Glasgow: Printed by J. & M. Robertson

Date

1802

Extent

8 pages

Identifier

s0090b45

Description

Woodcut image of woman in fashionable dress with a fan receiving a letter on t.p.

Abstract

A collection of ballads and songs on a variety of topics and themes. The first tells the tale of a Turkish woman who falls in love with her English slave and consequently becomes Christian and runs away with him to England. The second is a playful song of a young woman who claims she will do as her mother did and flirt and avoid marriage for as long as she can, and to thereafter rule her husband as well. The next song tells of the courting of Jockey and Jenny as he proposes and they run off to the fair, followed by a drinking song praising the life of beggar women as considerably more free from toil and stricture compared to the lives of aristocratic Ladies. The last song criticizes a young woman who will not make up her mind about whether to accept the courtship of a young man, urging her to make a decision before her beauty fades.

Coverage

Bristol, England
Turkey

Subject

Chapbooks-Scotland-Glasgow

Source

Scottish Studies Collection, Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph Library

Is Referenced By

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

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.

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

Type

ballad

Citation

“The Turkish lady. To which are added, My mother did so before me. Jockey to the fair. The happy beggars. Cynthia's perplexity.,” Scottish Chapbooks, accessed September 25, 2017, https://scottishchapbooks.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/559.

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