The History of Leith

May 20, 2013

Broadside ballad entitled ‘The Showman’

The first verse reads: ‘Ye envious Critics, try an’ guess my name : / Thousands of times ye’ve seen an’ heard the same : / Millions of times ye’ve given me offence, / But I must say, it’s for the want of sense.’ It was published by William Smith of 3 Bristo Port, Edinburgh, and includes an elaborate illustration of a showman surrounded by interested onlookers. for more click here

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