[1840s] · Glasgow
Two verse narratives: Sir Alfred reluctantly gives up his low-born love to marry the king's daughter. When he tells the king he cannot go through with the marriage, the king's daughter lifts her veil, revealing that she is in fact his beloved Rosalie. In the second ballad, the Laird of Lamington turns up on the day his lover is to be wed against her will to an English gentleman, and carries her off.
The title-page of this chapbook bears a woodcut vignette of a young woman in a low-cut dress, holding a flower in each hand, with "[No.] 77" printed at the foot of the title.
This ed. not in NSTC. Removed from a nonce volume. Dust-soilng. (Inventory #: 37137)