A garland of new songs : Bess the gawkie, Blythe was she, Yorkshireman in London, Pray Goody.
Bibliographic Citation:
A garland of new songs : Bess the gawkie, Blythe was she, Yorkshireman in London, Pray Goody. Newcastle upon Tyne : Printed by J. Marshall, [between 1800 and 1831]
Alternative Title:
Bess the gawkie.
Blythe was she.
Yorkshireman in London.
Pray Goody.
Printed by J. Marshall, [between 1800 and 1831]
  • Undated. Date range from trading dates of J. Marshall, cf. The British book trade index WWW site.
  • Without music.
  • Title vignette.
  • First sentence of Bess the gawkie: "Blythe young Bess to Jean did say, Will ye gang to yon sunny brae, Where flocks do feed, and herds do stray, And sport a while with Jamie?"
  • First sentence of Blythe was she: "Blythe, blythe and merry was she, Blyth was she but and ben; Blythe by the banks of Ern, And blythe in Glenturit glen."
  • First sentence of Yorkshireman in London: "When first in London I arriv'd, On a visit; When first in London I arriv'd 'Midst heavy rain and thunder: I 'spied a bonny lass in green, The bonniest lass I'd ever seen, I'd oft heard tell of a beauteous queen, Dash me, thinks I, I've found her."
  • First sentence of Pray Goody: "Pray, Goody, please to moderate The rancour of your tongue; Why flash those sparks of fury from your eyes?"
  • Includes 1 woodcut.
  • Copy in McGill Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections: With: A garland of new songs : The bonny Scotch lad and his bonnet so blue, The blackbird, My sailor dear shall guard my pillow, Bundle of truths. Newcastle upon Tyne :Printed by J. Marshall, in the Old Flesh-market,[between 1800 and 1823?]. Bound together subsequent to publication. Uncut pages.
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text.chapbook.black and white, 16 cm.
Chapbook Category:
Metrical Tales and Other Verse
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