The History of Leith

June 5, 2006

A New Method of Describing a Military Ceremony

This ballad begins: ‘THE glitter of the richly embroider’d Colours waving in the breeze. / The unclouded Sun, shedding a mild lustre over all these. / The gradually swelling back ground, covered with shady trees, / On, or under, which sat many a spectator, more or less at ease.’ It was sourced from the ‘Glasgow Courier’ of the 26th May, 1795. for more click here

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