The History of Leith

May 2, 2006

A Poem on Lord Blakeney’s Bravery at the Siege of Minorca

This ballad begins: ‘Most high omniscient great, dread Lord above, / The source of wisdom, God of Peace and Love, / Deign to assist thy Servant’s feeble Pen, / Now writing of the worthy, best of Men’. At the bottom we are told that the piece was composed by ‘the Bearer, William Catton’, who was an ex-foot-soldier in General Folliott’s regiment. for more click here

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