The History of Leith

October 14, 2006

Carroline of Edinborough Town

The first verse reads: ‘Come all young men and maidens atend unto my ryme, / Tis of a lovely female was scarcely in her prime, / Her cheeks they were like a rose admired all around, / She was call’d young Carroline of Edinborough Town’. It was advertised as ‘A much admired song’ and includes a woodcut illustration of a haughty young woman being pursued by a man pulling a cart. The broadside was published by P. Brereton [?] of Dublin, and probably sold for one penny. for more click here

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