The Jacobite Relics of Scotland; Being the Songs, Airs, and Legends, of the Adherents to the House of Stuart
Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1819.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. xx, 424 pp, in blue pebbled cloth with paper spine label. Corners lightly bumped, light soiling to boards; contents clean, partially unopened. From the Introduction: "These songs are a species of composition entirely by themselves. They have no affinity with our ancient ballads of heroism or romance; and one part of them far less with the mellow strains of our pastoral and lyric muses. Their general character is that of a rude energetic humour, that bids defiance to all opposition, in arms, sentiments, or rules of song-writing."
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