The History of Leith

May 12, 2006

Address to Robert Montgomery Esq; Late Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh

This ballad begins: ‘WHEN shameful vice presum’d our streets to tread, / And boist’rous Riot rear’d her lawless head, / When the Lord’s sacred Sabbath was profan’d, / And fair EDINA’S character was stain’d.’ Although the name of the publisher is not included, a note at the foot of the sheet states that it was published in Edinburgh in December, 1758. for more click here

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