The History of Leith

July 7, 2006

In Praise of the Gallant Weavers

Gentlemen; and listen well / to a Song I’m to endite, / [In] Praise of all the Weavers / how much do I delight? / [T]o speak forth what I think of them, / for they deserve the praise, / And of their works these Garments are, / which makes pride now a days.’ The ballad was to be sung ‘To its own proper new Tune’.
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