The History of Leith

October 24, 2006

Hymn, to the Victory in Scotland

This ballad begins: ‘I sing the praise of Heros brave / Whose Warlike merit conquest gave, / And scorn’d to trample on a Foe, / But beat them first, then let them go: / After a Battle sharp and bloody, / Beyond the reach of Humane Study, / Obtain’d between strong Rocks & Trenches, / By dint of Sword, and vast expences’. The sheet was printed around 1719, by R. Thomas in London. It was also reprinted in Edinburgh. for more click here

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