The History of Leith

August 8, 2006

‘Susan’s Adventures’, ‘Napoleon’s Farewell to Paris’ and ‘British Man-of-War’

The first ballad begins: ‘Young Susan was a blooming maid / So valliant stout and bold.’ The second ballad begins: ‘FAREWELL ye splendid citadels, that metropolis call’d Paris’ / Where Phoebes every morning shoots forth her revolving beams.’ The third ballad begins: ‘It was in yon meadows I carelessly did stray, / And I beheld a lady fair with some young sailor gay.’ As this sheet includes three ballads for the price of one, the chapmen who sold broadsides to the public would have marketed this one as a bargain. for more click here

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