The History of Leith

June 15, 2006

A Satyr upon Allan Ramsay

This ballad begins: ‘D—-d brazen Face, how could you hope / To imitate Horatian Strain, / A Labour roo refin’d for Pope, / A Task which pussel’d Prior’s Pen.’ Because, at the time this was printed, ‘damned’ was considered a strong word to put into print, the dashes represent the other letters. The ‘D’ of the first word has been illuminated; a swan nestles inside it and foliage decorates the outside. No publication details are present.for more click here

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