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Miscellany of Popular Scottish Poems

The present Miscellany comprehends chiefly poems of comic nature, or such as are descriptive of rural life, manners, and customs, including the best writings of Macneill, Alexander Wilson, Mayne, and others of our lesser stars. Most of these compositions have already received the stamp of public approbation, and have been frequently reprinted while a few are, from various causes, less known. It may perhaps be said with safety of the whole, that, though many verses are rough and homely, there is in the mass of them much humour, and no small narrative and descriptive power.

The notes to these poems, excepting in the cases of "Peebles to the Play" and "The Wife of Auchtermuchty," are by the respective authors.

Poems Author
Peebles to the Play James I. (?)
The Wife of Auchtermuchty Unknown
Polemo-Middinia W. Drummond
The Piper of Kilbarchan Robert Sempill
The Farmer's Ha' Charles Keith
The Har'st Rig Unknown
A Justiciary Opera J. Boswell & Others
The Justiciary Garland J. Boswell & Others
Watty and Meg, or the Wife Reformed Alexander Wilson
The Loss o' the Pack Alexander Wilson
Rab and Ringan Alexander Wilson
Will and Jean Hector Macneill
The Siller Gun John Mayne
The Million of Potatoes George M'Indoe
Edinburgh, or the Ancient Royalty Sir A. Boswell
The Sow's Flitting Sir A. Boswell
The Tint Quey Richard Gall
Elegy on Pudding Lizzie Richard Gall

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