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The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Volume IX. From Steele and Addison to Pope and Swift.

XIV. Scottish Popular Poetry before Burns.

§ 17. Douglas Graham.


Dougal Graham, a wandering chapman who followed the army of prince Charlie and afterwards became bellman and town crier of Glasgow, wrote, in doggerel rime, A full and Particular Account of the Rebellion of 1745–6, to the tune of The Gallant Grahams; he is credited with a rather witty skit The Turnpike, expressing, in Highland Scots, the mingled contempt and wonder with which the roads of general Wade were regarded by the unsophisticated Celt, and his objection to the imposition of tolls; and he wrote and sold various more or less racy and absurd prose chapbooks, as, for example, The History of Buchhaven, jocosely imaginary, Jocky and Maggie’s Courtship, a skit on the cutty-stool, The Comical Transactions of Lothian Tam, etc.   19

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