The History of Leith

June 1, 2013

Broadside ballad entitled ‘The Banishment of Poverty’

The Banishment of Poverty by his Royal
Highness, J. D. A:

To the Tune of the Last Good-night.

pox sa that pultron povertie,
Wa worth the time that I him saw;
Since first he laid his sang on me,
My Self from him I dought ne’re draw:
His wink to me has been a Law,
He hunts me like a penny Dog,
Of him I stand far greater aw,
Than Puppil does of Pedagogue,

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