The History of Leith

March 29, 2014

Broadside ballad entitled ‘A Merry Dialogue, in the Tolbuith of Edinburgh; Betwixt Tonny Ashton, and John Curry’

Verse 1: ‘Tonny. / COME, my couragious Jack, my metl’d Scot; / Why may’nt we kindle Kindness with a Pot, / Yow’ve run the Ghent-loup, and yow’ve try’d the Tron, / Your suffrings are expir’d, when mine comes on’. A handwritten annotation at the foot of the broadside suggested that it was published in Edinburgh on the 16th of April 1728. The price and publisher are not noted. for more click here

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