The History of Leith

October 22, 2006

Epigram on Jock an’ Tam

Verse 1: ‘SAYS temperate Tam, the man of God, / The Disciple of Peace, / The Expounder of the holy word, / The Patriot’s Babe of Grace, – ‘ Verse 2 ‘Says temperate Tam to silly Jack, / “These oaths are all a sham, / But, lest your conscience it should ache, / We’ll soothe it with a dram.”‘ No publication details are printed on the sheet, but a handwritten annotation has added ’29 January 1835’. for more click here

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