The History of Leith

August 23, 2013

Broadside entitled ‘Address, Or Warning to the Young’

Following on from the title, the report continues: ‘By the unfortunate Men, now under Sentence of Death, who are to be Executed on Wednesday the 3d of November next, for various crimes, published as a warning to the rising generation, to beware of the first beginnings of evil.’ This crime report takes the form of a ballad, the first line of which reads: ‘O Hope! Thou sweet celestial spring’. A note at the bottom of the sheet states that it was ‘Printed for the Book Cryers’. for more click here

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