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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Cromek, R. H. (Robert Hartley), 1770-1812.
Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway song.
Paisley : Alexander Gardner, 1880
|Named Person:||John Lowe|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
R H Cromek; Allan Cunningham; William Gillespie
|Notes:||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.|
|Description:||xxiv, 293 pages ; 19 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 faries. 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.|
|Responsibility:||by R.H. Cromek.|