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Collection of eighty street ballads: Highland Home

Collection of eighty street ballads on forty sheets, mostly with a woodcut printed at London, the majority by J. Catnach (1820­1830). London: n.p., n.d. University of Minnesota Libraries. WILSON Rare Books Quarto 820.1 C683.

Pasted to album leaf 19: broadside containing "Highland Home" (left column) and "Remember, Love, Remember" (right column).

<Image: rectangular framed wood engraving with bevelled corners, depicting a half dozen revellers, in Regency costume, in a rural landscape, a church spire and trees to the left.>

Highland Home

Printed by J. CATNACH, 2, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials.
**Travellers and Country Shops supplied with Sheet Hymns,
ornamented with Engravings, superior to any of the kind in
Englandóalso, Patters, Sheet Songs, and Slips, the New-
est and Best as CHEAP as any Shop in London.
<index character> Handbills, Cards &c. Printed Cheap.

MY Highland home where tempest<s> blow
   And cold thy wintry looks,
Thy mountains crown'd with driven snow,
   And ice-bound are thy brooks,
But colder far the Briton<'>s heart,
   However far he roam;
To whom these words no joy impart,
   "My native Highland home."
       Then gang wi' me to Scotland dear,
          We ne'er again shall roam;
       And with thy smiles so bonny cheer,
          My native Highland home.

When summer comes, the heather-bell,
   Shall tempt thy foot to rove,
The cushat dove within the dell,
   Invite to peace and love.
For blythsome is the break of day,
   And sweet's the bonny broom,
And pure the dimpled rill that plays
   <Ar>ound my Highland home.

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Pointed brackets mark conjectural readings and emendations.

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Michael Hancher
Department of English, University of Minnesota
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Created 2 May 1997