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Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway song: with historical and traditional notices relative to the manners and customs of the peasantry.

Author: R H Cromek; Allan Cunningham; William Gillespie
Publisher: London, T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1810.
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Cromek, R.H. (Robert Hartley), 1770-1812.
Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway song.
London, T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1810
(OCoLC)647134211
Named Person: John Lowe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R H Cromek; Allan Cunningham; William Gillespie
OCLC Number: 3790522
Notes: Title vignette.
Almost wholly the work of Allan Cunningham, who supplied Cromek with original poems, disguised as old ballads, etc. Whether Cromek suspected the imposition is not clear. cf. Dict. nat. biog. and D. Hogg, Life of A. Cunningham. 1875 (esp. p. 49-, & 79).
Credits: Almost wholly the work of Allan Cunningham, who supplied Cromek with original poems, disguised as old ballads, etc. Whether Cromek suspected the imposition is not clear. cf. Dict. nat. biog. and D. Hogg, Life of A. Cunningham. 1875 (esp. p. 49-, & 79).
Description: 1 preliminary leaf, viii, xxxii, 370 pages 20 cm
Contents: Introduction.--Sentimental ballads.--Humorous ballads.--Jacobite ballads, 1715.--Jacobite ballads, 1745.--Old ballads and fragments.--Appendix: Scottish games. A specimen of the tender mercies of Claverhouse, from the Life of Alexander Peden. 'Taking the Beuk.' Description of the stool of repentance. History of witchcraft, sketched from the popular tales of the peasantry of Nithsdale and Galloway. Character of the Scottish lowland fairies. Particulars of the escape of Lord Nithsdale from the Tower, in 1716. Account of Billy Blin', the Scotch brownie. Brief memoir of the life of John Lowe, author of 'Mary's dream, ' by William Gillespie. Mary's dream. Old way of Mary's dream.
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