The History of Leith

April 29, 2006

A Pil to Tonny Ashton; or, The Play-house Puld Down

This ballad begins: ‘O MY Blood boiles, my Spirit’s all in fire; / Passion’s in pomp, nor can the Flames flly higher: / To sie my Native Countrey gone, / And English dreg lay on the fun’ral stone’. An annotation at the bottom of the sheet suggests that this broadside was published in Edinburgh on the 10th of April, 1728. The price and publisher are not noted. for more click here

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