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Circa 1800 Sammelband of Scottish Poetry - Fielding, Justice; Buchanan, Claudius - 1790. 
Leather spine, marbled boards. A collection of 25 poems, songs, and sermons originally published separately between 1790 and 1815, collected here in one volume. Most notable among the sermons is one encouraging missions to Africa and Asia by Claudius Buchanan, a Scottish theologian with the Church Missionary Society, who served as Vice Provost of the College of Calcutta in India. The poems are written in the dialect of the time, and thus provide an interesting snapshot of the language used in that country in the late 18th and early 19th century. Several woodcut illustrations. Some individual titles appear in ESTC, others do not.Full contents: Braes of Gleniffer; to which are added, The Lass O'Gowrie, Bonny Jean, and The Yellow-hair'd Laddie.; The Bonny Highland Lad. Birks of Abergeldie, Lash'd to the Helm, Miss Forbes' Farewel to Banff.; The Haughs of Crumdel. Giving a full account of that Memorable Battle, fought by the great Montrose and the Clans, against Oliver Cromwell; to which are added, The Beggar. The Little Couple.; The Two Constant Lovers Who Died on the Road; to which is added, The Flower O'Strathblane, and From Thee, Eliza.; An Excellent Old Song, Called the Laird of Logie. To which are added, Tibbie Fowler. The Grand Tack. The Grinder.; Lay thy loof in mine lass! A very old Song. to which are added That incomparably excellent Song Entitled Lord Thomas of Winsberry. Also, The waeful Tragedy of William and Margaret. and a Drinking Song.; The Life & Age of Man, or, A short Description of the Nature, Rise, and Fall, - according to the Twelve Months of the Year. To which is added, Crazy Jane, and The betray'd Lover.; The Wonderful Magic Pill; or, Davie and Bess.; The Land of the Thistle; To which is added, Turnimspike, and Auld Robin Gray.; The Scots Piper's Queries, or John Falkirk's Cariches. to which are added His Comical and Witty Jokes; Laird of Cool's Ghost! Being a Copy of several Conferences and Meetings that past betwixt the Rev Mr. Ogilvie, late Minister of the Gospel at Innerwick in East Lothian and the Ghost of Mr. Maxwell, late Laird of Cool. As it was found in Mr Ogilvie's closet after his Death, very soon after these Conferences.; The Life and Surprising Exploits of That Renowned Hero, Sir William Wallace.; The Adventures of Bamfylde Moore Carew, For more than Forty Years King of the Beggars (incomplete); Murders. True Examples of the Interposition of Providence in the Discovery and Punishment of Murder; The Merchant of Denmark; or, The Life and Adventures of A Virtuous and Heroick Lady.; The Whimsical Love of Thomas Whittle; with the Comical Reception he found from that Imperious Beauty, Ann Dobson. to which is added, Whittle's Humorous Letter to Mr Moody.; The Star in the East! A Sermon, Preached in the Parish Church of St. James, Bristol, on Sunday, February 26, 1809, for the Benefit of the Society for Missions to Africa & the East; A Grain of Mustard-Seed: or, The Least Measure of Grace that is or can be Effectual to Salvation. to which is added, Some Excellent Rules of Meditation.; A Glimpse of Glory: or, A Gospel Discovery of Emmanuel's Land.; A Key to Open Heaven's Gate: or, A Ready Path-Way to Lead to Heaven.; Pious and Godly Meditations in Watches of the Night, on the Mournful State of Zion. in The Day of Backsliding, and sad Calamity: or, The Shepherd Restored, and her Joy will increase. Being a Call to the Watch-Men that go about the City.; The Great Duty of Confessing Christ before Men, stated and recommended. A Sermon, Preached at Stirling, Monday 29th July, 1805.; Joseph; Advice to the Aged; Friendly Advice to all Whom it May Concern. In need of recasing (binding nearly split towards middle), some pages trimmed significantly (though with only minor loss of text), one work (Bamfylde Moore Carew) missing a portion of the text (though it is evident it was missing when the volume was bound), boards rubbed with minor loss from front corner. Glasgow; Edinburgh; Newcastle upon Tyne; Stirling; Falkirk; Kilmarnock: T. Johnston; M. Randall; R Hutchison; J. Neilson; J. Marshall; J. and M. Robertson; C. Randall; H. Crawford; J. Ritchie, 1815. Fair/No Jacket.
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