The History of Leith

June 15, 2006

Scotia’s Thistle

Verse 1: ‘Scotia’s thistles guard the grave, / Where repose our dauntless brave; / Never yet the foot of slave / Hath trod the wilds of Scotia. / Free from tyrant’s dark control, / Free as waves of ocean roll, / Free as thought of minstrel soul, / Still roam the sons of Scotia.’ This broadside was priced at one penny and published on Saturday, 21st May 1870, by the Poet’s Box. The town of publication has been obscured, but was probably Glasgow. for more click here

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