The History of Leith

July 3, 2006

Concerning two young men who court women in order to get cakes and puddings

The story’s title reads: ‘This is a particular Account, founded on fact, of two young rovin’ youths, who courted Lasses for cake an’ puddin’.’ Under the title, there is an introductory verse which reads: ‘You do now see, as well as I / These twa young wanton sluts ;/ Who’ve taken in these hungry fellows, / To fill their empty guts.’ Although the date of publication is not included, a note at the foot of the sheet states that it was ‘Published by W. SMITH, No. 3, Bristo Port’, which is an Edinburgh address.for more click here

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