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


(I) General

Aldis, H. G. A list of books printed in Scotland before 1700. Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 1904.

Couper, W. J. The Edinburgh Periodical Press, 1642–1800. 2 vols. Stirling, 1908.

Darien. For bibliography of the Darien colony see A bibliography of printed documents and books relating to the … Darien Company, by Scott, J., and Johnston, G. P. 2 pts. (Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 1904–6.)

Graham, H. G. Scottish men of letters in the eighteenth century. 1901.

Irving, D. Lives of Scotish writers. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1839.

—— The history of Scotish poetry. Edinburgh, 1861.

Millar, J. H. A literary history of Scotland. 1903.

Terry, C. S. A catalogue of the publications of Scottish historical and kindred clubs and societies. Glasgow, 1909.

Walker, H. Three centuries of Scottish literature. 2 vols. Glasgow, 1893.

I. (1603–1660)

Adamson, John (d. 1653). Dioptra gloriae divinae: seu enarratio Psalmi XIX, et in eundem meditationes. Edinburgh, 1637.

Balcanquhall, Walter (1586?–1645). See bibliography to Vol. VII, Chaps. VIII and IX, p. 491, ante.

Baron, Robert (1593?–1639). Philosophia theologiae ancillans. St. Andrews, 1621.

—— Disputatio theologica, de formali objecto fidei. Aberdeen, 1627.

—— Disputatio theologica, de vero discrimine peccati mortalis et venialis. Aberdeen, 1633.

Baron, Robert. Metaphysica generalis … opus postumum. Leyden, 1657.

Binning, Hugh (1627–1653). The common principles of Christian religion clearly proved. Glasgow, 1659.

—— The sinner’s sanctuary … being xl Sermons. Edinburgh, 1670.

—— Works. Edinburgh, 1735.

Boyd, Robert (1578–1627). Hecatombe Christiana, hymnus [char] ad Christum servatorem. Edinburgh, 1627. Translated by Mure, Sir Wm. as A Spirituall Hymne, Edinburgh, 1628.

—— In Epistolam Pauli Apostoli ad Ephesios praelectiones supra cc. 1652.

Boyd, Zachary (1585?–1653). The last battell of the soule in death, carefulle digested for the comfort of the sicke. Edinburgh, 1628. Another edn., with an account of the author and his works, by Neil, G. Glasgow, 1831.

—— The balme of Gilead prepared for the sicke. Edinburgh, 1629.

—— A clear form of catechising. Glasgow, 1639.

—— Four letters of comforts for the deaths of the Earle of Haddingtoun and of the Lord Boyd. Glasgow, 1640.

—— 1. Crosses, 2. Comforts, 3. Counsels, needfull to bee considered, and carefully to be laid up in the hearts of the godly, in these boysterous broiles and bloody times. Glasgow, 1643.

—— The garden of Zion: wherein the life and death of godly and wicked men in scriptures are to be seene. 2 vols. Glasgow, 1644. In verse.

—— The psalmes of David in meeter. Third edn. Glasgow, 1646.

Bruce, Robert (1559–1631). Sermons preached in the kirk of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, 1591.

—— The way to true peace and rest; delivered at Edinborough in XVI sermons. 1617.

—— Sermons. Ed. Cunningham, W. Wodrow Society, 1843.

Corbet, John (1603–1641). The ungirding of the Scottish armour: or an answer to the informations for defensive arms against the Kings Majestie … drawn up at Edinburgh. Dublin, 1639.

Dickson, David (1583–1663). True Christian love. To be sung with any of the common tuncs of the Psalms. Edinburgh, 1634.

—— A short explanation of the Epistle of Paul to the Hebrewes. Aberdeen, 1635.

—— Expositio analytica omnium apostolicarum epistolarum. Glasgow, 1645.

—— A brief exposition of the evangel of Jesus Christ according to Matthew. Glasgow, 1647.

—— A brief explication of the … Psalms. 3 pts. 1653–5.

—— Therapeutica sacra: seu de curandis casibus conscientiae circa regenerationem per foederum divinorum prudentem applicationem libri tres. 1656.

—— Select practical writings. Edinburgh, 1845.

Douglas, William (fl. 1660). Academiarum vindiciae, in quibus novantium praejudicia contra academias etiam reformatas averruncantur, eorundem que institutio recta proponitur. Aberdeen, 1659.

—— The stable trueths of the kirk require a sutable behaviour. Holden forth by way of a sermon. Aberdeen, 1660.

Durham, James (1622–1658). A commentarie upon the Book of the Revelation Edinburgh, 1658.

—— The dying man’s testament to the Church of Scotland; or, a treatise concerning scandal. Edinburgh, 1659.

—— Clavis Cantici; or, an exposition of the Song of Solomon. Edinburgh, 1668.

Durham, James. The law unsealed: or a practical exposition of the ten commandments. 2nd edn. Glasgow, 1676.

—— The blessednesse of the death of those that die in the Lord … discoursed in seven very searching, but very sweet sermons. 1681.

—— The great corruption of subtile self; discovered, and driven from its lurking holes.… In seven sermons. Edinburgh, 1686.

—— Christ crucified: or the marrow of the Gospel evidently holden forth in lxxii sermons on the whole 53 chapter of Isaiah. 3rd edn. Edinburgh, 1700.

Fergusson, James (1621–1667). A brief exposition of the Epistles of Paul to the Philippians and Colossians. Edinburgh, 1656.

—— A brief exposition of the Epistles of Paul to the Galatians and Ephesians. Edinburgh, 1659.

—— A brief exposition of the … Epistles of Paul to the Thessalonians. Glasgow, 1675.

—— A brief relation of the errors of toleration, Erastianism, independency and separation. Edinburgh, 1692.

Forbes, John (1593–1648). Irenicum amatoribus veritatis et pacis in ecclesia Scoticana. Aberdeen, 1629.

—— Gemitus ecclesiae Scoticanae, sive tractatus de sacrilegio. Aberdeen, 1631.

—— A peaceable warning to the subjects in Scotland. Aberdeen, 1638.

—— Opera omnia. 2 vols. Amsterdam, 1702–3.

Forbes, Patrick (1564–1635). An exquisite commentarie upon the Revelation of Saint John. 1613.

—— Eubulus; or a dialogue, wherein a rugged Romish ryme (inscrybed Catholicke questions to the protestant) is confuted and the Questions thereof answered. Aberdeen, 1627.

Funerals of a Right Reverend Father in God, Patrick Forbes of Corse, Bishop of Aberdeen. Aberdeen, 1635. (Contains Latin verses by the chief Scottish scholars of the day.)

Gillespie, George (1613–1648). A dispute against the English-Popish ceremonies, obtruded upon the Church of Scotland. 1637.

—— Certaine brief observations and antiquaeries: on Master Prin his Twelve questions about church-government. 1644.

—— Wholesome severity reconciled with Christian liberty. Or, the true resolution of a present controversie concerning liberty of conscience. 1645.

—— Aaron’s rod blossoming, or the divine ordinance of church government vindicated. 1646.

—— An usefull case of conscience discussed and resolved, concerning associations and confederacies with idolaters, infidels, hereticks, or any other known enemies of truth and godlinesse. Edinburgh, 1649.

—— A treatise of miscellany questions: wherein many usefull questions and cases of conscience are discussed and resolved. Edinburgh, 1649.

—— Works, now first collected. With memoir of his life and writings, by Hetherington, W. M. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1846.

Gillespie also engaged in a pamphleteering controversy with Thomas Coleman, an opponent in the Westminster Assembly.

Gray, Andrew (1633–1656). The mystery of faith opened up. Glasgow, 1659.

—— Directions and instigations to the duty of prayer. Glasgow, 1669.

—— Great and precious promises. Edinburgh, 1669.

—— The spiritual warfare; or, some sermons concerning the nature of mortification. Edinburgh, 1671.

Gray, Andrew. Whole works. Glasgow, 1762.

Guild, William (1586–1657). Levi his complaint: or, the moane of the poor ministrie. Edinburgh, 1617.

—— Moses unvailed; or, those figures which served unto the patterne and shaddow of heavenly things, pointing out the Messiah Christ Jesus, briefly explained. 1620.

—— Issachars asse braying under a double burden; or, the uniting of churches. Aberdeen, 1622.

—— The old Roman Catholik, as at first he was taught by Paul; in opposition to the new Roman Catholik, as of latter he is taught by the pope. Aberdeen, 1649.

Henderson, Alexander (1583?–1646). The government and order of the Church of Scotland. Edinburgh, 1641.

—— Sermons, prayers, and pulpit addresses. Ed. Martin, R. T. 1867.

Maxwell, John. (1590?–1647). Sacro-sancta regum majestas: or, the sacred and royall prerogative of Christian kings. Oxford, 1644. (This was answered by Samuel Rutherford in Lex Rex. 1644.)

—— The burthen of Issachar: or, the tyrannicall power and practises of the presbyteriall government in Scotland. 1646.

Rutherford, Samuel (1600–1661). Exercitationes apologeticae pro divina gratis. 1636.

—— A peaceable and temperate plea for Paul’s presbytery in Scotland. 1642.

—— Lex, Rex; the law and the prince. A dispute for the just prerogative of king and people. 1644. (Written chiefly as a reply to Maxwell’s Sacrosancta regum majestas, Oxford, 1644; it was burned by the common hangman at the Restoration.)

—— The divine right of church government and excommunication. 1646.

—— Disputatio scholastica de divina providentia. Edinburgh, 1649.

—— A free disputation against pretended liberty of conscience. 1649.

—— The covenant of life opened; or a treatise of the covenant of grace. Edinburgh, 1655.

—— Joshua redivivus, or Mr. Rutherfoord’s letters; now published for the use of all the people of God. 1664. Many times rptd.

Sempill, Sir James (1566–1625). Sacrilege sacredly handled, that is according to Scripture onely; for the use of all churches in generall, but more especially for those of North Britaine. 1619.

—— A picktooth for the Pope, or the packman’s paternoster, set down in a dialogue betwixt a packman and a priest. (In verse.) Edinburgh (1630 c.). Often rptd.

Struther, William (fl. 1633). Christian observations and resolutions; or, the daylie practise of the renewed man. 2 pts. Edinburgh, 1628–9.

—— A looking glasse for princes and people. Edinburgh, 1632.

—— A looking glasse for princes and popes; or, a vindication of the sacred authoritie of princes from the anti-Christian usurpation of the popes. Edinburgh, 1632.

—— True happiness, or King David’s choice. Edinburgh, 1633.

Symson, Archibald (1564?–1628). Christes testament unfolded: or, seaven godlie and learned sermons on our Lords seaven last words. Edinburgh, 1620.

—— Heptameron, the seven dayes: that is, meditations and prayers, upon the worke of the Lords creation. St. Andrews, 1621.

—— Samsons seaven lockes of haire: allegorically expounded, and compared to the seaven spirituall vertues. St. Andrews, 1621.

Symson, Archibald. Hieroglyphica animalium … quae in scripturis sacris inveniuntur. 4 pts. Edinburgh, 1622–4.

—— A sacred septenarie, or, a godly and fruitful exposition of the seven psalmes of repentance. 1623.

II. (1660–1707)

Annand, William (1633–1689). Pater noster, our Father: or, the Lord’s Prayer explained. Edinburgh, 1670.

Barclay, Robert. See bibliography to Vol. VIII, Chap. IV, p. 471, ante.

Bell, Thomas (fl. 1672). Roma restituta; sive antiquitatum Romanarum compendium absolutum. Glasgow, 1672.

—— Grapes in the wilderness; or, the solid grounds of sweet consolation. 1680.

—— Nehemiah the Tirshatha; or, the character of a good commissioner. Edinburgh, 1692.

Brown, John (1610?–1679). An apologeticall relation of the particular sufferings of the faithful ministers and professours of the Church of Scotland since August, 1660. 1665.

—— Christ, the way, and the truth, and the life. Rotterdam, 1677.

—— Quakerisme the pathway to paganisme; or, a view of the Quakers religion. Edinburgh, 1678.

—— The history of the Indulgence … together with a demonstration of the unlawfulness thereof. 1678.

Clark, James (d. 1724). Memento mori, or a word in season to the healthful, sick, and dying, fit for this calamitous time. Edinburgh, 1699.

—— Presbyterial government of the Church of Scotland, methodically described. Edinburgh, 1701.

—— A new years-gift or the Christians pocket-book. Being a bundle of familiar exhortations to the practice of piety. Edinburgh, 1703.

—— A just reprimand to Daniel Defoe. Edinburgh, n. d.

Clark’s other works include several separate sermons.

Forrester, Thomas (1635?–1706). The hierarchical bishop’s claim to a divine right tried at the Scripture-bar. Edinburgh, 1699.

And other controversial tracts.

Geddes, William (1600?–1694). The saint’s recreation, third part, upon the estate of grace. Edinburgh, 1683.

Guthrie, William (1620–1665). A short treatise of the Christians great interest. Edinburgh, 1659.

—— Two sermons preached at Finnick, the 17 day of August, 1662. 1680.

—— Crumbs of comfort; or, grace in its various degrees. 1681.

Honyman, Andrew (d. 1676). The seasonable case of submission to the church-government, as now re-established by law, briefly stated and determined. Edinburgh, 1662.

—— A survey of the insolent and infamous libel entitled Naphtali [by Sir James Stewart]. 2 pts. 1668–9.

Jameson, William (fl. 1689–1720). Verus Patroclus; or, the weapons of Quakerism the weakness of Quakerism. Edinburgh, 1689.

—— The summ of the episcopal controversy, as it is pleaded from the holy Scriptures.… Edinburgh, 1712.

—— Spicilegia antiquitatum Ægypti, atque vicinarum gentium. Glasgow, 1720.

And other anti-episcopalian tractates.

Keith, George (1639?–1716). Help in time of need, from the God of Help … Writ by George Keith, prisoner for the Truth in Aberdeen. (Aberdeen) 1665.

—— The deism of William Penn and his brethren … exposed. 1699.

—— The standard of the Quakers examined; or, an answer to the Apology of Robert Barclay. 1702.

—— A journal of travels from New-Hampshire to Caratuck, on the continent of North America. 1706.

And many other Quaker treatises. (See Smith, Joseph. A descriptive Catalogue of Friends’ Books. Vol. II. 1867.)

Leighton, Robert (1611–1684). See Vol. VIII, p. 518.

Livingstone, John (1603–1672). A brief historical relation of Mr. John Livingston, minister of the Gospel … written by himself in Holland, during his banishment. 1727.

McWard, Robert (1633?–1687). The case of the accommodation lately proposed by the bishop of Dunblane. 1671.

—— The English ballance, weighing the reasons of Englands present conjunction with France, against the Dutch. 1672.

—— The poor man’s cup of cold water. 1678.

—— The banders disbanded. 1681.

Monro, Alexander. A letter … giving an account of all the treatises that have been publish’d, with relation to the present persecution of the Church of Scotland. 1692.

—— (d. 1715?). An apology for the Church of Scotland. 1693.

—— Sermons preached upon several occasions. 1693.

—— An enquiry into the new opinions, chiefly propagated by the presbyterians of Scotland. 1696.

Naphtali. See Stewart, Sir James.

Rule, Gilbert (1629?–1701). A vindication of the Church of Scotland. 1691.

—— A second vindication of the Church of Scotland. Edinburgh, 1691.

—— A just … reproof of a pamphlet, called, The Scotch presbyterian eloquence. Edinburgh, 1693.

And other anti-episcopalian tracts.

Sage, John (1652–1711). An account of the late establishment of presbyterian government by the Parliament of Scotland anno 1690. 1693.

—— The principles of the Cyprianic age, with regard to episcopal power and jurisdiction, asserted. 1695.

—— The fundamental character of presbytery, as it hath been lately established in the kingdom of Scotland, examin’d and disprov’d. 1695.

—— Works, with memoir. Ed. by Shand, C. F. 3 vols. Spottiswoode Society, 1844–6.

Scougal, Henry (1650–1678). The life of God in the soul of man (or the nature and excellency of the Christian religion). 1677. Often rptd.

Shields, Alexander (1660?–1700). A hind let loose, or an historical representation of the testimonies of the Church of Scotland for the interest of Christ. 1687.

—— A true and faithful relation of the sufferings of … Mr. Alexander Shields … written with his own hand. 1715.

Stewart, Sir James (d. 1713). Naphtali; or, the wrestlings of the Church of Scotland for the kingdom of Christ … from the beginning of the Reformation of religion until the year 1667. 1667.

Webster, James (1658?–1720). A discourse demonstrating that the government of the church, which is of divine right, is fixed, and not ambulatory. Edinburgh, 1704.

Webster, James. Three poems, Mahanaim, or strivings with a Saviour … Peniel, or the combatant triumphing … and The triumph consummat, or the state of glory. 1706.

—— Lawful prejudices against an incorporating union with England. Edinburgh, 1707. (Answered in Defoe’s The dissenters in England Vindicated. Edinburgh, 1707.)

Young, Robert (fl. 1663). A description of the first ten persecutions in the primitive church. Glasgow, 1660.

—— A breviary of the later persecutions of the professors of the gospel. Glasgow, 1663.

III. (1707–1786)

Anderson, George (1676?–1756). The use and abuse of diversions: a sermon of Luke xix. 13. With an appendix shewing that the stage in particular is an unchristian diversion. Edinburgh, 1733.

—— An analysis of the moral and religious sentiments contained in the writings of Sopho [Lord Kames] and David Hume. Edinburgh, 1755.

—— A remonstrance against Lord Viscount Bolingbroke’s philosophical religion. Edinburgh, 1756.

Blackwell, Thomas (1660?–1728). Schema sacrum; or, a sacred scheme of natural and revealed religion. Edinburgh, 1710.

—— Ratio sacra; or, an appeal unto the rational world, about the reasonableness of revealed religion. Edinburgh, 1710.

Boston, Thomas (1676–1732). Human nature in its fourfold state. Edinburgh. 1720. Often rptd.

—— The sovereignty and wisdom of God displayed in the afflictions of men. (The crook in the lot.) Edinburgh, 1737. Often rptd.

—— Memoirs. Written by himself, and addressed to his children. Edinburgh, 1776.

—— Works. Ed. McMillan, S. 12 vols. Aberdeen, 1848–52.

Brown, John (1722–1787). An historical account of the rise and progress of the Secession. 1766.

—— A dictionary of the Holy Bible. Edinburgh, 1769.

—— A general history of the Christian church. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1771.

—— The self-interpreting Bible… With explanatory contents, parallel Scriptures, large notes and practical observations. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1778.

Calder, Robert (1658–1723). The lawfulness and expediency of set forms of prayer, maintain’d. 1706.

—— An answer to Mr. James Hog at Carnock, his Letter to a gentleman [see below]. Edinburgh, 1710.

—— Miscellany numbers; relating to the controversies about the Book of common prayer, episcopal government, the power of the Church in ordaining rites and ceremonies, etc. Edinburgh, 1713.

Calder, who, as an episcopalian minister, suffered much persecution, was, also, the reputed author of The Scotch Presbyterian Eloquence; or, the foolishness of their teaching discovered from their books, sermons and prayers. 1692.

Campbell, Archibald (1691–1756). An enquiry into the original of moral virtue, wherein it is shewn (against the author of the Fable of the bees, etc.) that virtue is founded in the nature of things … With some reflections on a late book [by F. Hutcheson] intitled, An enquiry into the original of our ideas of beauty and virtue. Edinburgh, 1733.

This work had previously been issued in 1728, in his own name, by Alexander Innes, to whom Campbell had entrusted it for publication.

Campbell, Archibald. The necessity of revelation: or, an enquiry into the extent of human powers with respect to matters of religion. 1739.

—— The authenticity of the Gospel history justified. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1759.

Erskine, Ebenezer (1680–1754). The sovereignty of Zion’s king; in some discourses. Edinburgh, 1739.

—— Sermons and discourses. 4 vols. Glasgow, 1762.

Erskine, Ralph (1685–1752). Faith no fancy: or, a treatise of mental images. Edinburgh, 1745.

—— Gospel sonnets, or spiritual songs. Edinburgh, 1726. 25th edn. 1797. (First published, as Gospel Canticles, in 1720.)

—— Scripture songs, selected from the Old and New Testament. Glasgow, 1754.

—— Sermons and other practical works. 2 vols. Glasgow, 1765. Another edn. 7 vols. 1863.

Glas, John (1695–1773). The testimony of the King of Martyrs concerning his kingdom. Edinburgh, 1727.

—— Works. 5 vols. Dundee, 1782–3.

Hadow, James (1670?–1764). A survey of the case of the episcopal clergy, and of those of the episcopal persuasion. Edinburgh, 1703.

—— The antinomianism of the Marrow of Modern Divinity detected. Edinburgh, 1721. Answered by James Hog (see below).

Hog, James (1658?–1734). A letter to a gentleman, in which the unlawfulness of imposing forms of prayer, and other acts of worship is plainly demonstrated. Edinburgh, 1710. Answered by Robert Calder (see above).

—— The controversie concerning the Marrow of Modern Divinity considered in several familiar dialogues. 2 pts. (Edinburgh.) 1721–2.

—— The scope and substance of the Marrow of Modern Divinity … explained and vindicated. Edinburgh, 1722. Written to confute James Hadow’s Antinomianism (see above).

—— A letter, wherein the Scriptural grounds and warrants for the reformation of churches by way of covenant, are succinctly considered and cleared. Edinburgh, 1727.

—— Memoirs of the public life of James Hogg … Written by himself. Edinburgh, 1798.

Hog, who was the leader of the “Marrow men” in the Church of Scotland, published a number of other works, chiefly of a controversial nature.

Howie, John (1735–1793). Biographia Scoticana; or, a brief historical account of the lives, characters, and memorable transactions of the most eminent Scots worthies. 1774. 2nd edn., enlarged, 2 pts. Glasgow, 1781–2.

Walker, Patrick (d. 1745). Some remarkable passages of the life and death of Mr. Alexander Peden, late minister of the Gospel at Glenluce. 1724.

—— Some remarkable passages of the life and death of … Mr. John Semple, Mr. John Welwood, Mr. Richard Cameron.… Edinburgh, 1727.

—— Some remarkable passages in the life and death of … Mr. Daniel Cargill … Edinburgh, 1732.

—— Six saints of the covenant. Ed. by Fleming, D. Hay. 2 vols. 1901. (A collected edn. of the three preceding works.)

Willison, John (1680–1750). A treatise concerning the sanctifying of the Lord’s day. Edinburgh, 1716.

—— An apology for the Church of Scotland, against the accusations of prelatists and Jacobites. Edinburgh, 1719.

—— A defence of national churches, and particularly of the national constitution of the Church of Scotland. Edinburgh, 1729.

—— Practical works. With an essay on his life and times by Hetherington, W.M. Glasgow (1846).

Witherspoon, John (1723–1794). Ecclesiastical characteristics; or, the arcana of church policy. Glasgow, 1753.

—— Essay on the connection between the doctrine of justification by the imputed righteousness of Christ, and holiness of life. Glasgow, 1756.

—— A serious enquiry into the nature and effects of the stage. Glasgow, 1757. (Called forth by the production of Home’s Douglas on the Edinburgh stage in the previous year.)

—— Sinners sitting in the seat of the scornful. 1762.

—— Works. 9 vols. Edinburgh, 1804–5.

I. (1603–1660)

Baillie, Robert (1599–1662). See Vol. VII, p. 511, ante.

Baillie, Sir William, of Lamington (fl. 1648). See Vol. VII, p. 511, ante.

Blair, Robert (1593–1666). See Vol. VII, p. 511, ante.

Calderwood, David (1575–1650). See Vol. VII, p. 504, ante.

Craig, Sir Thomas (1538–1608). Jus feudale. 1655.

—— Scotland’s sovereignty asserted … against those who maintain that Scotland is a feu, or fee-liege of England. Translated from the Latin by Ridpath, G. 1695.

—— The right of succession to the kingdom of England. (Translated into English by Gatherer, J.) 1703.

Sir Thomas Craig also wrote various complimentary Latin poems addressed to royal personages.

Crawfurd, Thomas (d. 1662). History of the University of Edinburgh from 1580 to 1646. Edinburgh, 1808.

Gordon, James (1615?–1686). History of Scots affairs, from 1637 to 1641. Ed. by Robertson, J., and Grub, G. 3 vols. Spalding Club, 1841.

Hume, David, of Godscroft (1560?–1630). Poemata omnia. Paris, 1639.

—— The history of the houses of Douglas and Angus. Edinburgh, 1644. Reissued in 1648 as, A generall history of Scotland. An earlier edition was printed, but apparently not published, about 1630.

—— De familia Humia Wedderburnensi liber. Ed. by Miller, J. Abbotsford Club, 1839.

Johnston, Robert (1567–1639). The history of Scotland during the minority of King James VI. Done into English by T. M. 1648.

—— Historia rerum Britannicarum, ut et multarum Gallicarum, Belgicarum et Germanicarum, ab anno 1572–1628. Amsterdam, 1655.

Melville, Sir James, of Halhill (1535–1617). See Vol. III, p. 572, ante.

Melville, James (1556–1614). See Vol. III, p. 572, ante.

Monteith, Robert (fl. 1621–1660). Histoire des troubles de la Grand Bretagne (1633–1649). Paris, 1661.

Monteith, Robert. The history of the troubles of Great Britain, containing a particular account of the most remarkable passages in Scotland from 1633 to 1650. Trans. by Ogilvie, James. 1735.

Row, John (1586–1646). The history of the kirk in Scotland, from the year 1558 to August 1637. With a continuation to July 1639, by his son John Row. Ed. by Laing, D. Wodrow Society, 1842. Also edited for the Maitland Club in the same year. (This history, though printed for the first time in 1842, circulated widely in manuscript in the seventeenth century.)

Scot, Sir John, of Scotstarvet (1585–1670). The staggering state of the Scots statesmen, for one hundred years, viz. from 1550 to 1650. Edinburgh, 1754.

Delitiae Poetarum Scotorum (1637), edited by Johnston, A., was published under the auspices of Sir John Scot, who was a liberal patron of letters.

Simson, Patrick (1556–1618). A short compend of the historie of the first ten persecutions moved against Christians. 5 pts. Edinburgh, 1613–16.

Spalding, John (fl. 1650). History of the troubles and memorable transactions in Scotland from the year 1625 to 1645. 2 vols. Aberdeen, 1792.

Also edited for the Bannatyne Club, 1828–9, and the Spalding Club, 1850–1.

Spottiswode, John (1565–1639). See Vol. VII, p. 504, ante.

Wishart, George (1599–1671). De rebus auspiciis serenissimi et potentissimi Caroli … sub imperio illustrissimi Jacobi Montisrosarum Marchionis … anno 1644 et duobus sequentibus praeclare gestis, commentarius. 1647.

—— The history of the King’s Majesties affairs in Scotland, under the conduct of … James Marques of Montrose … 1644–46. 1648. A translation of the preceding. It was reprinted, with a continuation, in 1652, under the title of Montrose redivivus.

A second translation, with the title A complete history of the wars in Scotland; under … Montrose, was published in 1720; and a third, entitled Memoirs of the … Marquis of Montrose, appeared in 1756. An excellent critical edition of the complete Latin text, with a new translation, was brought out by Murdoch, A. D., and Simpson, H. F. M., in 1893.

II. (1660–1707)

Brodie, Alexander (1617–1680). The diary of Alexander Brodie of Brodie, Esq., who was one of the senators of the College of Justice … Taken from his own manuscript. Edinburgh, 1740.

Burnet, Gilbert (1643–1715). See Vol. VIII, pp. 516, 517, and the present vol., pp. 537–540, ante.

Cockburn, John (1652–1729). An historical relation of the General Assembly held at Edinburgh … in the year 1690. 2 pts. 1691.

—— A short history of the Revolution in Scotland. 1712.

—— A specimen of some free and impartial remarks on publick affairs and particular persons, especially relating to Scotland; occasion’d by Dr. Burnet’s History of his own times. n. d.

Cromarty, George Mackenzie, Earl of (1630–1714). A vindication of Robert III, king of Scotland, from the imputation of bastardy. Edinburgh, 1695.

—— An historical account of the conspiracies by the Earls of Gowry and Robert Logan of Restalrig against King James VI. Edinburgh, 1713.

Mackenzie also wrote several tracts on the Union, of which he was an advocate and supporter.

Dalrymple, Sir James (fl. 1714). A second edition of Camden’s description of Scotland. Edinburgh, 1695.

—— Collections concerning the Scottish history, preceding the death of King David the First, in the year 1153. Edinburgh, 1705.

Guthry, Henry (1600?–1676). See Vol. VII, p. 512.

Irvine, Christopher (fl. 1638–1685). Historia Scoticae nomenclatura Latinovenacula. Edinburgh, 1682.

Irvine also published Medicina magnetica (1656), and Bellum grammaticale: ad exemplar Mri A. Humii … editum (1658). The latter seems to have been identical, in both title and subject, with a play by Spense printed at Oxford in 1635, but performed there as early as 1592.

Jaffray, Alexander (1614–1673). Diary of Alexander Jaffray, provost of Aberdeen. 1833.

Kirkton, James (1620?–1699). The secret and true history of the Church of Scotland from the restoration to the year 1678. Ed. by Sharpe, C. K. Edinburgh, 1817.

Lamont, John (fl. 1671). The chronicle of Fife; being the diary of John Lamont of Newton, from 1649 to 1672. Ed. by Kinloch, G. R. Maitland Club, 1830.

Law, Robert (d. 1690?). Memorialls; or the memorable things that fell out within this island of Brittain from 1638–1684. Ed. by Sharpe, C. K. Edinburgh, 1818.

Mackenzie, Sir George (1636–1691). Aretina; or, the serious romance. Edinburgh, 1660.

—— Religio stoici; with a friendly addresse to the phanaticks of all sects and sorts. Edinburgh, 1663.

—— A moral essay, preferring solitude to public employment. Edinburgh, 1665.

—— Moral gallantry. Edinburgh, 1667.

—— A moral paradox, maintaining that it is much easier to be vertuous than vitious. Edinburgh, 1667.

—— Observations upon the laws and customs of nations as to precedency. Edinburgh, 1680.

—— Jus regium; or, the just and solid foundations of monarchy. Edinburgh, 1684.

—— Defence of the antiquity of the Royal line of Scotland. Edinburgh, 1685.

—— The moral history of frugality with its opposite vices. Edinburgh, 1691.

—— Vindication of the government in Scotland during the reign of Charles II. 1691.

—— Memoirs of the affairs of Scotland from the restoration of King Charles II. Edinburgh, 1822.

—— Works. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1716–22.

Mackenzie also wrote on heraldry, and published several important treatises on legal subjects.

Nicoll, John (fl. 1660). A diary of public transactions and other occurrences, chiefly in Scotland, from January, 1650, to June, 1667. Ed. by Laing, D. Bannatyne Club, 1836.

Scott, Walter (1614?–1694?). A true history of several honourable families of the name of Scot. Edinburgh, 1688.

Sibbald, Sir Robert (1641–1712). An account of the Scotish atlas, or the description of Scotland ancient and modern. Edinburgh, 1683.

—— Scotia illustrata, sive prodromus historiae naturalis. Edinburgh, 1684.

Sibbald, Sir Robert. Memoria Balfouriani, sive historia rerum pro literis promovendis gestarum à clarissimis fratribus Balfouriis D. D. Jacobo … et D. D. Andrea. Edinburgh, 1699.

—— Commentarius in vitam Georgii Buchanani, ab ipsomet scriptam. Edinburgh, 1703.

—— The liberty and independency of the kingdom and church of Scotland, asserted from antient records. Edinburgh, 1703.

—— Historical enquiries, concerning the Roman monuments and antiquities in the north-part of Britain called Scotland. Edinburgh, 1707.

—— An account of the writers … which treat of the description of North Britain called Scotland. Edinburgh, 1710.

—— The history … of the sheriffdoms of Fife and Kinross. Edinburgh, 1710.

—— The history … of the sheriffdoms of Linlithgow and Stirling. Edinburgh, 1711.

—— Commentarius in Julii Agricolae expeditiones. Edinburgh, 1711.

—— Portus, coloniae, et castella Romana, ad Bodotriam et ad Tuam; or conjectures concerning the Roman ports, colonies, and forts on the Friths of Forth and Tay. Edinburgh, 1711.

—— The description of the isles of Orkney and Zetland. Edinburgh, 1711.

—— Autobiography. Printed in Maidment’s Analecta Scotica. Vol. I. Edinburgh, 1834.

III. (1707–1786)

Abercromby, Patrick (1656–1716?). The martial achievements of the Scots nation. Being an account of … such Scotsmen as have signaliz’d themselves by the sword. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1711–15.

Anderson, James (1662–1728). An historical essay shewing that the crown and kingdom of Scotland is imperial and independent. Edinburgh, 1705.

—— Collections relating to the history of Mary Queen of Scots. 4 vols. Edinburgh, 1727–8.

—— Selectus diplomatum et numismatum Scotiae thesaurus. Edinburgh, 1739.

Blackwell, Thomas (1701–1757). An enquiry into the life and writings of Homer. 1735.

—— Memoirs of the court of Augustus. 3 vols. Edinburgh and London, 1753–63.

Clerk, Sir John (1684–1755). Dissertatio de monumentis quibusdam Romanis, in boreali Magnae Britanniae parte detectis, anno. 1731. Edinburgh, 1750.

—— Historical view of the forms and powers of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland. Edinburgh, 1820.

Dalrymple, Sir David, Lord Hailes (1726–1792). Memorials and letters relating to the history of Britain in the reign of James the First (and Charles the First). 2 vols. Glasgow, 1762–6.

—— Historical memorials concerning the provincial councils of the Scottish clergy. Edinburgh, 1769.

—— An examination of some of the arguments for the high antiquity of Regiam Majestatem; and an enquiry into the authenticity of Leges Malcolmi. Edinburgh, 1769.

—— Ancient Scottish poems published from the MS. of George Bannatyne. Edinburgh, 1770.

—— Remarks on the history of Scotland. Edinburgh, 1773.

Dalrymple, Sir David. Annals of Scotland. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1776–9.

See also bibl. to Vol. X, Chap. XII, post.

Dalrymple, Sir John (1726–1810.) An essay towards a general history of feudal property in Great Britain. 1757.

—— Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland (1681–1692). 2 vols. 1771–3.

See also bibl. to Vol. X, Chap. XII, post.

Fountainhall, Lord. See Lauder, Sir John.

Gordon, Alexander (d. 1752). The history of Peter the Great, emperor of Russia, 2 vols. Aberdeen, 1755.

Gordon, Alexander (1692?–1754?). See bibl. to Chap. XIII, p. 585, ante.

Gordon, William (fl. 1726). The history of the … family of Gordon … together with the history of the most remarkable transactions in Scotland … to the year 1690. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1726–7.

Guthrie, William (1708–1770). A general history of Scotland. 10 vols. 1767–8.

Hailes, Lord. See Dalrymple, Sir David.

Innes, Thomas (1662–1744). A critical essay on the ancient inhabitants of … Scotland. 2 vols. 1729.

—— The civil and ecclesiastical history of Scotland. Ed. by Grub, G. Spalding Club, 1853.

Lauder, Sir John, Lord Fountainhall (1646–1722). The decisions of the Lords of Council and Session from 1678 to 1712. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1759–61.

—— Chronological notes of Scottish affairs from 1680 till 1701. Edinburgh. 1822.

—— Historical observes of memorable occurrents in church and state, from October, 1680, to April, 1686. Bannatyne Club, 1840.

—— Historical notices of Scotish affairs, selected from the manuscripts of Sir John Lauder (1661–1688). 2 vols. Bannatyne Club, 1848.

Mackenzie, George (1669–1725). Lives and characters of the most eminent writers of the Scots nation. 3 vols. Edinburgh, 1708–22. [A portentous and entirely untrustworthy work.]

Millar, John (1735–1801). Observations concerning the distinction of ranks in society. 1771.

—— Historical view of the English government … to the accession of the House of Stewart. 1787. Another edn., extended to the Revolution in 1688. 4 vols. 1803.

Nisbet, Alexander (1657–1725). See bibl. to Chap. XIII, p. 589, ante.

Ridpath, George (1717?–1772). The Border history of England and Scotland. 1776.

Robertson, William (1721–1793). See bibl. to Vol. X, Chap. XII, post.

Wallace, James (fl. 1684–1724). A history of the kingdom of Scotland. Dublin, 1724.

Wodrow, Robert (1679–1734). The history of the sufferings of the Church of Scotland, from the Restauration to the Revolution. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1721–2.

—— Analecta; or, materials for a history of remarkable providences, mostly relating to Scotch ministers and christians. 4 vols. Maitland Club, 1842–3.

—— Collections upon the lives of the reformers and most eminent ministers of the Church of Scotland. 2 vols. Maitland Club, 1834–45.

—— Selections from Wodrow’s Biographical Collections. Ed. Lippe, R. New Spalding Club, 1890.

—— Correspondence. Ed. by McCrie, T. 3 vols. Wodrow Society, 1842–3. Extensive collections of Wodrow’s papers, a large portion of which is still unpublished, are in the Advocates’ Library, Edinburgh, and the Library of the University of Glasgow.

See also part (2) below.

A book of Scotish pasquils, 1568–1715. (Ed. Maidment, J.) Edinburgh, 1868.

Scotish elegiac verses, 1629–1729. (Ed. Maidment, J.) Edinburgh, 1842.

Various pieces of fugitive Scotish poetry; principally of the seventeenth century. (Ed. Laing, D.) 2 series. 1825–53.

Delitiae Poetarum Scotorum. (Ed. Johnston, A.) 2 vols. Amsterdam, 1637.

Musa Latina Aberdonensis. Ed. Geddes, Sir W. D. and Leask, W. K. 3 vols. New Spalding Club. 1892–1910.

Scottish Poetry of the Seventeenth Century. Abbotsford Series, ed. Eyre-Todd. G. Glasgow, 1895.

Scottish Poetry of the Eighteenth Century. Abbotsford Series. 2 vols. Glasgow, 1896.

I. (1603–1660)

Adamson, Henry (d. 1639). The muses threnodie … containing varietie of pleasant poeticall descriptions … with the most remarkable antiquities of Scotland. Edinburgh, 1638.

Adamson, John (d. 1653). The muses welcome to the high and mightie Prince James … at his M. happie return to … Scotland. (Ed. by Adamson.) Edinburgh, 1618. (A collection of complimentary poems addressed to James I, on the occasion of his revisiting Scotland in 1617.)

Alexander, Sir William, Earl of Stirling (1567?–1640). The tragedie of Darius. Edinburgh, 1603.

—— Aurora: containing the first fancies of the authors youth. 1604.

—— The monarchicke tragedies: Croesus, Darius, the Alexandraean, Julius Caesar. 1607.

—— Doomes-day, or the great day of the Lords judgement. Edinburgh, 1614

—— Recreations with the Muses. 1637. (A collection of his poems.)

—— Poetical works. 3 vols. Glasgow, 1870–2.

See also bibl. to Vol. V, Chap. XIII, ante.

Ayton, Sir Robert (1570–1638). See Vol. VII, p. 467, ante.

Barclay, John (1582–1621). See Vol. IV, p. 567, ante.

Craig, Alexander, of Rosecraig (1567?–1627). Poetical essayes. 1604.

—— Amorose songes. 1606.

—— Poetical recreations. Edinburgh, 1609.

—— The pilgrime and the heremite. Aberdeen, 1631.

—— Poetical works … Now first collected. Hunterian Club. Glasgow, 1873.

Culross, Lady (Elizabeth Melville), (fl. 1603). Ane godlie dreame, compylit in Scottish meter. Edinburgh, 1603.

This popular poem of which at least nine editions appeared in the 17th century has been reprinted in the Scottish Text Society’s edn. of Alex. Hume’s poems.

Drummond, William, of Hawthornden (1585–1649). See Vol. IV, p. 480.

Gardyne, Alexander (1585?–1634?). A garden of grave and godlie flowres. Edinburgh, 1609.

—— The theatre of Scottish kings. Edinburgh, 1709.

Both were rptd. by the Abbotsford Club in 1845.

Gordon, Patrick (fl. 1614–1650). Neptunus Britannicus. 1614. (On the death of Prince Henry, etc.)

—— The famous historye of Penardo and Laissa … in heroik verse. Dort, 1615.

—— The famous historie of the renouned and valiant Prince Robert, surnamed the Bruce, king of Scotland … in heroik verse. Dort, 1615.

Grahame, Simion (1570?–1614). The passionate sparke of a relenting minde. 1604.

—— The anatomie of humors. Edinburgh, 1609.

Both were rptd. by the Bannatyne Club, in 1830.

Hume, Anna (fl. 1644). The triumphs of love, chastitie, death; translated out of Petrarch. Edinburgh, 1644.

Anna Hume also superintended the publication of her father’s (David Hume) History of Douglas and Angus.

Johnston, Arthur (1587–1641). Epigrammata. Aberdeen, 1632.

—— Parerga. Aberdeen, 1632.

—— Poemata omnia. Middleburg, 1642.

Vols. I and II of Musa Latina Aberdonensis (New Spalding Club, 1892–5) contain all Johnston’s secular poems. Johnston also edited the wellknown collection Delitiae Poetarum Scotorum (see above).

Lauder, George (fl. 1677). The Scottish souldier. Edinburgh, 1629.

—— Wight. Edinburgh, 1629.

Both reprinted by Boswell, A., in Frondes Caducae, 1818. See, also. other pieces in Laing’s Fugitive Scottish Poetry. 1853.

Lithgow, William (1582–1645?). The totall discourse of the rare adventures and painfull peregrinations of long nineteene yeares. 1614.

—— The pilgrimes farewell to his native countrey of Scotland. Edinburgh, 1618.

—— Scotlands welcome to her native sonne and sovereigne lord, King Charles. Edinburgh (1633).

—— A true and experimentall discourse, upon the … last siege of Breda. 1637.

—— The gushing teares of godly sorrow; containing the causes, conditions, and remedies of sinne. Edinburgh, 1640.

—— A true experimentall and exact relation [of the] … siege of Newcastle. Edinburgh, 1645. Rptd. in Somers’s Tracts, vol. V.

—— The poetical remains of William Lithgow … now first collected. Ed. Maidment, J. Edinburgh, 1863.

Melville, Andrew (1545–1622). Poemata. (In Delitiae Poetarum Scotorum. Ed. Johnston, A. Amsterdam, 1637.)

Melville, Elizabeth. See Culross, Lady.

Montrose, James Graham, Marquis of (1612–1650). Poems. Printed in Watson’s Choice Collection of … Scots Poems, 1711, and Mark Napier’s Montrose and the Covenanters, 1838.

Mure, Sir William, of Rowallan (1594–1657). A spirituall hymne. Edinburgh, 1628.

—— The true crucifixe for true catholickes. Edinburgh, 1629.

—— The cry of blood and of a broken covenant. Edinburgh, 1650. (On the execution of Charles I.)

—— The history and descent of the House of Rowallane. Glasgow, 1825.

—— Works. Ed. Tough, W. 2 vols. Scottish Text Society, 1898. (Mure’s Dido and Aeneas is printed for the first time in this edn.)

Murray, Sir David, of Gorthy (1567–1629). The tragicall death of Sophonisba. 1611.

—— Poems. Ed. Kinnear, T. Bannatyne Club, 1823.

Philotus: quhair in we may persave the greit inconveniences that fallis out in the mariage betweene age and youth. Edinburgh, 1603. Rptd. for the Banatyne Club, 1835. Rptd. in Pinkerton’s Scottish Poems, vol. III. (An anonymous comedy, the plot of which is taken from a tale by Barnaby Rich.)

Ramsay, Andrew (1574–1659). Miscellanea et epigrammata sacra. Edinburgh, 1633.

—— Poemata sacra. Edinburgh, 1633.

—— A warning to come out of Babylon, in a sermon. Edinburgh, 1638.

Sempill. The poems of the Sempills of Beltrees, now first collected, with … biographical notices … by James Paterson. Edinburgh, 1849.

Stirling, Earl of. See Alexander, Sir William.

II. (1660–1707)

Clark, William (fl. 1685). Marciano, or the discovery; a tragicomedy. Edinburgh, 1663.

—— The grand tryal; or, poetical exercitations upon the Book of Job. Edinburgh, 1685.

Cleland, William (1661?–1689). A collection of several poems and verses, composed upon various occasions. 1697.

Colvill, Samuel (fl. 1681). Mock poem, or whiggs supplication. 1681. Often rptd.

Livingstone, Michael (fl. 1680). Albion’s congratulatory; or, a poem, upon … Prince James Duke of Albany and York, his return into Scotland. Edinburgh, 1680.

—— Patronus redux: or, our protector is return’d safe again. An historicall poem [on the Earl of Callander]. Edinburgh, 1682.

Paterson, Ninian (fl. 1688). Epigrammatum libri octo cum aliquot Psalmorum Davidis paraphrasi poetica. Edinburgh, 1678.

Paterson was also the author of a number of funeral elegies, of inferior merit, which were issued as broadsides.

III. (1707–1786)

Armstrong, John (1709–1779). See bibl. to Vol. X, Chap. VII, post.

Beattie, James (1735–1803). See ib.

Blacklock, Thomas (1721–1791). Poems on several occasions. Glasgow, 1746.

—— The Graham: an heroic ballad, in four cantos. 1774.

Blair, Robert (1699–1746). See bibl. to Vol. X, Chap. VII, post.

Bruce, Michael (1746–1767). Poems on several occasions. Edinburgh, 1770.

—— Works. Ed. Grosart, A. B. Edinburgh, 1865. Another edn., ed. Stephen W. Paisley, 1895. See, also, Logan, John, below.

Colvill, Robert (d. 1788). Eidyllia; or miscellaneous poems … With a hint to the British poets. Edinburgh, 1757.

—— The Caledonians: a poem. Edinburgh, 1779.

—— Savannah, a poem in two cantos. 2nd edn. 1780.

—— The downfall of the Roman confederacy, or, the ever memorable 12th of April, 1782. A heroic poem, in three cantos. Edinburgh, 1788.

—— Poetical works. 1789.

Douglas, Francis (1710?–1790?). Rural love, a tale in the Scottish dialect. Aberdeen, 1750.

—— The birth-day; with a few strictures on the times; a poem in three cantos. By a farmer. Glasgow, 1782.

See, also, sec. E, Jacobite Literature.

Falconer, William (1732–1767). See bibl. to Vol. X, Chap. VII, post.

Hamilton, William of Bangour (1704–1754). See part (2), post.

Harvey, John (fl. 1729). A collection of miscellany poems and letters, comical and serious. Edinburgh, 1726.

—— The life of Robert Bruce, king of Scots: a poem. Edinburgh, 1729.

This was remodelled and reissued, without the author’s name, as The Bruciad. 1769.

Home, John (1722–1808). Douglas: a tragedy. Edinburgh, 1757.

The stir caused by the production of this popular piece led to Home’s resignation of his ministerial charge at Athelstaneford. None of his subsequent tragedies (Agis, 1758; The siege of Aquileia, 1760; The fatal discovery, 1769; Alonzo, 1773; Alfred, 1778) met with conspicuous success. For his history of the Rebellion of 1745, see sec. E, below. His collected works were ed. by Mackenzie, H., 3 vols., 1822.

See, also, Carlyle, Alexander, in sec. D, below.

Lauder, William (d. 1771). Poetarum Scotorum musae sacra. Edinburgh, 1739.

—— An essay on Milton’s use and imitation of the moderns in his Paradise Lost. 1750. This unconvincing attempt to convict Milton of plagiarism first appeared in the Gentleman’s Magazine, 1747.

—— A letter to the Rev. Mr. Douglas, occasioned by his vindication of Milton. 1751. (A confession of, and apology for, his literary forgery.)

Logan, John (1748–1788). Poems. 1781.

—— Runnamede, a tragedy. 1783.

Logan’s action as editor of the poems of Michael Bruce (see above) led to a controversy, which centred chiefly round the Ode to the Cuckoo, and is remarkable more for its longevity than its importance.

Macpherson, James (1736–1796). See bibl. to Vol. X, Chap. X, post.

Mallet, David (1705?–1765). See bibl. to Chap. VI, ante.

Thomson, James (1700–1748). See bibl. to Vol. X, Chap. V, post.

Wilkie, William (1721–1772). The Epigoniad, a poem. Edinburgh, 1757.

—— Fables (in verse). 1768.

Wilson, John (1720–1789). The Earl of Douglas, a dramatic essay. 1760.

—— Clyde, a poem. 1764.

I. (1603–1660)

Barclay, William (1570?–1630?). Nepenthes; or the vertues of tabacco. Edinburgh, 1614.

—— Callirhoe, the nymph of Aberdene. Edinburgh, 1615.

—— The nature … of the new found well at Kinghorne. Edinburgh, 1618.

—— Sylvae tres. Edinburgh, 1619.

Dempster, Thomas (1579?–1625). See Vol. VII, pp. 358, 543.

Hume, Alexander (fl. 1612). A diduction of the true and catholik meaning of our Saviour his words, This is my bodie, in the institution of his laste supper. Edinburgh, 1602.

Hume, Alexander. Grammatica nova. Edinburgh, 1612.

—— Prima elementa grammatica. Edinburgh, 1612.

—— Of the orthographie and congruitie of the Britan tongue. Ed. Wheatley, H. B. Early English Text Society. 1865.

James VI, King of Scotland (1566–1625). The essayes of a prentise in the divine art of poesie. Edinburgh, 1584.

—— His Majesties poeticall exercises at vacant houres. Edinburgh, 1591.

—— Daemonologie. Edinburgh, 1597.

—— The true lawe of free monarchies. Edinburgh, 1598.

—— Basilikon doron. Edinburgh, 1599.

—— A counter blaste to tobacco. 1604.

—— Workes. 1616.

Makluire, John (fl. 1630). The buckler of bodilie health, whereby health may be defended, and sicknesse repelled. Edinburgh, 1630.

—— Sanitatis semita. Edinburgh, 1630.

Napier, John, of Merchiston (1550–1617). See Vol. IV, p. 577.

Row, John (1598?–1672?). Hebraeae linguae institutiones … [char] Hebraica: seu, vocabularium continens praecipuas radices linguae Hebraeae, numero 1000. 2 pts. Glasgow, 1644.

In 1646 the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland recommended to general use this work, which was the first of its kind printed in Scotland.

—— [char] Ad illustrissimum monarchum Carolum II … carmen. Aberdeen, 1660.

Urquhart, Sir Thomas (1611–1660). See Vol. VII, pp. 520, 521.

Wedderburn, David (1580–1646). In obitu summae spei Principis Henrici. Edinburgh, 1612.

—— A short introduction to grammar. Aberdeen (1632).

—— Institutiones grammaticae. Editio secunda. Aberdeen, 1633.

—— Meditationum campestrium, seu epigrammaton moralium centuriae duae. Aberdeen, 1643. Centuria tertia. Aberdeen, 1644.

—— Perseus enucleatus, sive commentarius … in Persium. Amsterdam, 1662.

II. (1660–1707)

Balfour, Sir Andrew (1630–1694). Letters writ to a friend: containing excellent directions and advices for travelling thro’ France and Italy. Edinburgh, 1700.

Brown, Andrew (fl. 1700). A vindicatory schedule, concerning the new cure of fevers. Edinburgh, 1691.

—— Bellum medicinale; or, the papers written in defence of Dr. Brown, his publication of the new cure of fevers. Edinburgh, 1699.

—— The character of the true public spirit, especially with relation to the ill condition of a nation, thro’ the prevalency of the privat spirit, selfish and sinister designs. 1702.

—— An essay on the new project for a land mint. Edinburgh, 1705.

—— A scheme proposing a new touch-stone for the due trial of a proper union betwixt Scotland and England. Edinburgh, 1706.

Crawford, David (1665–1726). Courtship à-la-mode; a comedy. 1700.

—— Ovidius Britannicus: or, love epistles in imitation of Ovid. 1703.

—— Love at first sight; a comedy. (1704.)

—— Memoirs of the affairs of Scotland; containing a full and impartial account of the revolution in that kingdom begun in 1567. 1706.

Donaldson, James (fl. 1713). Husbandry anatomized, or, an enquiry into the present manner of teiling and manuring the ground in Scotland. Edinburgh, 1696.

—— A pick-tooth for swearers; or, a looking-glass for atheists and prophane persons. Edinburgh, 1698. (In verse.)

—— The undoubted art of thriving. Edinburgh, 1700.

—— Considerations in relation to trade considered, and a short view of our present trade and taxes, compared with what these taxes may amount to after the Union, &c., reviewed. 1706.

—— A letter from Mr. Reason, to the high and mighty Prince the Mob. 1706. (Concerning the Union.)

Fletcher, Andrew, of Saltoun (1655–1716). See bibl. to Chaps. VII and VIII, sec. III, ante.

Kirk, Robert (1641?–1692). Psalma Dhaibhidh an meadrachd, do reir an phroimhchanamain. Edinburgh, 1684. (The first complete translation of the Scottish metrical psalms into Gaelic.)

—— An essay of the nature and actions of the subterranean (and, for the most part), invisible people, heretofoir going under the name of elves, faunes, and fairies, or the lyke, among the low-country Scots … (1691). Edinburgh, 1815. Another edn., under its alternative title A Secret Commonwealth, was published by Lang, A., in 1893.

Law, John, of Lauriston (1671–1729). Proposals and reasons for constituting a council of trade. Edinburgh, 1701.

—— Money and trade considered, with a proposal for supplying the nation with money. Edinburgh, 1705.

—— Oeuvres … contenant les principes sur le numéraire, le commerce, le crédit et les banques. Paris, 1790.

Mackaile, Matthew (fl. 1657–1696). Fons Moffetensis: seu descriptio topographico-spagyrica fontium mineralium Moffetensium. Edinburgh, 1659. An English version was published, also at Edinburgh, in 1664.

—— The diversitie of salts and spirits maintained … Together with a new system of the order and gradation, in the worlds creation. Aberdeen, 1683.

—— Terrae prodromus theoricus. Containing a short account of Moses Philosophizans. Or, the old (yet new) and true Scripture theory of the earth. Aberdeen, 1691.

Mylne, Robert (1643–1747). A Book of Scottish Pasquils, ed. Maidment, J., from a collection by Mylne, R. jun. 1827. [His collections were largely used in Crawford, G., History of the Shire of Renfrew.]

Pitcairne, Archibald (1652–1713). Dissertatio de legibus historiae naturalis. Edinburgh, 1696. (An attack on Sir robert Sibbald’s Scotia Illustrata.)

—— The Assembly; a comedy. By a Scots gentleman. 1722.

—— Babell; a satirical poem on the proceedings of the General Assembly in the year 1692. Maitland Club, 1830.

—— Selecta poemata Archibaldi Pitcarnii (et aliorum). Edinburgh, 1727.

Pitcairne also published several medical dissertations in Latin, which were gathered together under the title of Dissertationes medicae (Rotterdam, 1701), and an English translation was afterwards issued as “The whole works.” 3rd edn. 1740.

A satire upon Pitcairne appeared in 1695 under the title of Apollo Mathematicus, according to the principles of Dr. Pitcairne. This tract, which was attributed to Dr. Edward Eyzat, led to a lively controversy in which Dr. Charles Oliphant, Dr. Andrew Brown, and Dr. George Hepburn took part.

An account of the life and writings of the celebrated Dr. Archibald Pitcairne. By Charles Webster. Edinburgh, 1781.

Sinclair, George (d. 1696). Satan’s invisible world discovered; or, a choice collection of modern relations, proving evidently … that there are devils, witches, and apparitions. Edinburgh, 1685.

Sinclair, who was professor of natural philosophy at Glasgow, also published works on natural philosophy and mathematics.

Stair, James Dalrymple, Viscount (1619–1695). The institutions of the law of Scotland. Edinburgh, 1681. Second edn., much enlarged. Edinburgh, 1693.

—— Physiologia nova experimentalis, in qua generales notiones Aristotelis, Epicuri, et Cartesii supplentur, errores deteguntur et emendantur. Leyden, 1686.

—— A vindication of the divine perfections, illustrating the glory of God in them by reason and revelation. 1695.

Wallace, James (d. 1688). An account of the islands of Orkney. To which is added, an essay concerning the Thule of the ancients. Edinburgh, 1693.

III. (1707–1786)

Anderson, James (1739–1808). Essays relating to agriculture and rural affairs Edinburgh, 1775.

—— The interest of Great Britain with regard to her American colonies considered. 1782.

—— An account of the present state of the Hebrides and western coasts of Scotland. Edinburgh, 1785.

—— The Bee, or literary weekly intelligencer. 18 vols. Edinburgh, 1791–4.

—— Recreations in agriculture, natural history, arts, and miscellaneous literature. 6 vols. 1799–1802.

Bell, John (1691–1780). Travels from St. Petersburg in Russia, to diverse parts of Asia. 2 vols. Glasgow, 1763.

Blair, Hugh (1718–1800). A critical dissertation on the poems of Ossian. 1763.

—— Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres. 2 vols. 1783.

—— Sermons. 5 vols. Edinburgh, 1771–1801.

See, also, bibl. to Vol. X, Chap. X, post.

Burnett, James. See Monboddo, Lord, below.

Callender, John (d. 1789). Terra australis cognita; or, voyages to the Terra Australis, or southern hemisphere, during the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. 3 vols. Edinburgh, 1766–8.

—— An essay towards a literal English version of the New Testament in the Epistle of the Apostle Paul directed to the Ephesians. Glasgow, 1779.

—— Two ancient Scottish poems: The gaberlunzie-man, and Christ’s kirk on the green. With notes and observations. Edinburgh, 1782.

Campbell, George (1719–1796). A dissertation on miracles; containing an examination of the principles advanced by David Hume. Edinburgh, 1762.

—— The philosophy of rhetoric. 2 vols. 1776.

—— The four Gospels, translated from the Greek, with preliminary dissertations. 2 vols. 1789.

—— Lectures on ecclesiastical history. Ed. by Keith, G. S. 2 vols. 1800.

Carlyle, Alexander (1722–1805). An argument to prove that the tragedy of Douglas ought to be publickly burnt by the hands of the hangman. Edinburgh, 1757. (A satirical tract in defence of Home’s Douglas.)

Carlyle, Alexander. Plain reasons for removing a certain Great Man [Wm. Pitt] from his M——y’s presence and councils for ever. By O. M. Haberdasher. 1759.

—— The question relating to a Scots militia considered. Edinburgh, 1760.

—— Autobiography. Ed. by Burton, J. H. Edinburgh, 1860.

Cunningham, Alexander (1655?–1730). Q. Horatii Flacci poemata: ex antiquis codd. et certis observationibus emendavit. 1721.

—— Animadversiones in R. Bentleii notas et emendationes ad Q. Horatium Flaccum. 1721.

—— P. Virgilii Maronis Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis. Ex recensione Alexandri Cuningamii. Edinburgh, 1743.

—— Phaedri Augusti Liberti fabularum Aesopiarum libri quinque. Ex recensione Alexandri Cuninghamii Scoti. Edinburgh, 1757.

Edinburgh Review (The). Nos 1 and 2. Edinburgh, 1755–6. (No more published.)

Ferguson, Adam (1723–1816). The history of the proceedings in the case of Margaret, commonly called Peg, only lawful sister to John Bull, Esq. 1761. (A tract on the militia question.)

—— An essay on the history of civil society. 1766.

—— Institutes of moral philosophy. Edinburgh, 1769.

—— The history of the progress and termination of the Roman Republic. 3 vols. 1783.

—— Principles of moral and political science. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1792.

See, also, bibl. to Vol. X, Chap. XIII, post.

Home, Henry, Lord Kames (1696–1782). Essays upon several subjects concerning British antiquities. Edinburgh, 1747.

—— Essays on the principles of morality and natural religion. Edinburgh, 1751. (Written in opposition to Hume.)

—— Elements of criticism. 3 vols. Edinburgh, 1762. 7th edn. 1788.

—— Sketches of the history of man. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1774.

—— The gentleman farmer; being an attempt to improve agriculture, by subjecting it to the test of rational principles. Edinburgh, 1776.

Lord Kames was also the author of several important works on legal subjects.

Memoirs of the life and writings of Henry Home of Kames. By A. F. Tytler. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1807.

Kames, Lord. See Home, Henry.

Logan, George (1678–1755). A treatise on government; shewing that the right of the kings of Scotland to the crown was not strictly and absolutely hereditary: against the earl of Cromarty, Sir George Mackenzie, Mr. John Sage, and Mr. Thomas Ruddiman. Edinburgh, 1746.

—— A second treatise on government. Edinburgh, 1747.

These were followed by other controversial tracts to the same purpose.

Mackenzie, Henry (1745–1831). See bibl. to Vol. X, Chap. III, post.

Monboddo, James Burnett, Lord (1714–1799). Of the origin and progress of language. 6 vols. Edinburgh, 1773–92.

—— Antient metaphysics; or, the science of universals. 6 vols. Edinburgh, 1779–99.

Moor, James (1712–1779). Essays, read to a Literary Society, at their weekly meetings, within the College of Glasgow. Glasgow, 1759.

—— On the end of tragedy, according to Aristotle. Glasgow, 1763.

Moor, James. On the praepositions of the Greek language. Glasgow, 1766. Moor was also the author of a Greek grammar which went through numerous editions, and he assisted in the production of many of the editions of the classics for which the Foulis press at Glasgow is celebrated at this period.

Reid, Thomas (1710–1796). See bibl. to Vol. X, Chap. XIV, post.

Ruddiman, Thomas (1674–1757). Rudiments of the Latin tongue. Edinburgh, 1714. Numerous subsequent editions.

—— Grammaticae Latinae institutiones. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1725–31.

—— A vindication of Mr. George Buchanan’s paraphrase of the Book of Psalms from the objections rais’d by W. Benson. Edinburgh, 1745.

—— An answer to the Rev. George Logan’s late Treatise on Government: in which … the ancient constitution of the crown and kingdom of Scotland, and the hereditary succession of its monarchs are asserted and vindicated. Edinburgh, 1747.

—— A dissertation concerning the competition for the crown of Scotland, betwixt Lord Robert Bruce and Lord John Baliol, in the year 1291. Edinburgh, 1748. (Another answer to Logan and other writers.)

—— G. Buchanani opera omnia … nunc primum in unum collecta … Curante T. Ruddimanno. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1715.

In addition to this important undertaking, Ruddiman edited or assisted in the production of many works, including an edition of Gavin Douglas’s Virgil (1710).

The life of Thomas Ruddiman. By George Chalmers. 1794.

Scots Magazine (The), containing a general view of the religion, politicks, entertainment, &c., in Great Britain, and a succinct account of publick affairs. No. 1. January, 1739. Edinburgh, 1739.

This monthly periodical, which aspired to fill, in Scotland, the place which the Gentleman’s Magazine occupied in England, pursued a successful course down to 1794, when it commenced a new series and at the same time entered upon a more chequered career.

Smith, Adam (1723–1790). See bibl. to Vol. X, Chap. XIV, post.

Smollett, Tobias George (1721–1771). See bibl. to Vol. X, Chap II, post.

Wallace, Robert (1697–1771). A dissertation on the numbers of mankind in antient and modern times. Edinburgh, 1753.

—— Various prospects of mankind, nature, and providence. 1761.

Weekly Magazine, or Edinburgh Amusement. Edinburgh, 1768–84.

Known as “Ruddiman’s Weekly,” and notable for its editor’s ingenious but unsuccessful attempts to circumvent the stamp duty. Many of Robert Fergusson’s poems appeared in this magazine.

Williamson, Peter (1730–1799). French and Indian cruelty exemplified in the life … of P. W. York, 1757.

—— Travels … amongst the … savage Indians in America. Edinburgh, 1768.

Williamson also conducted in Edinburgh the two short-lived periodicals, The Scots Spy (1776), and The New Scots Spy (1777).


The following is a selection only from the voluminous literature of the subject, with special reference to the risings of 1715 and 1745. For fuller lists see Terry, C. S., The Rising of 1745 (1903), and the Historical Catalogue of the Scotish Exhibition held at Glasgow in 1911. The poetry called forth by the Stewart cause will be found in Hogg’s Jacobite relics of Scotland (1819–21), and Mackay’s Jacobite songs and ballads of Scotland (1861).

Account, an, of the late Scotch invasion, with true copies of authentick papers. 1709.

Albemarle papers, the: being the correspondence of William Anne, second Earl of Albemarle, Commander-in-chief in Scotland 1746–47. Ed. Terry, C. S. 2 vols. New Spalding Club, 1902.

Alexis: or, The young adventurer. A novel. 1746.

Arbuthnot, Archibald. Memoirs of the remarkable life and surprising adventures of Miss Jenny Cameron. 1746. (The whole work, including the name of the author, is fictitious.)

—— The life, adventures, and many and great vicissitudes of fortune of Simon Lord Lovat. 1746. (Also fictitious.)

Ascanius: or, The young adventurer. (By Griffiths, Ralph.) 1746.

Book, the, of the Chronicles of William, Duke of Cumberland. Edinburgh, 1746. One of a series of Biblical parodies. Others were:

The Book of the Lamentations of Charles the son of James. Edinburgh, 1746.

The Book of the Lamentations of Simon Prince of the Tribe of Lovat. 1746.

The Acts of the Rebels, by James Ray. 2nd edn. Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1746.

Boyse, Samuel (1708–1749). An impartial history of the late Rebellion in 1745. Reading, 1748.

Burton, John (1710–1771). A genuine and true journal of the most miraculous escape of the young Chevalier from the battle of Culloden to his landing in France … By an Englishman. 1749.

Cameron, Archibald. An historical account of the life, actions, and conduct of Dr. Archibald Cameron. 1753.

Cameron, Jenny. The life of Miss Jenny Cameron, the reputed mistress of the deputy Pretender. 1746. [Fictitious.]

Chronicle, the, of Charles the young man. n. d.

Compleat history of the late Rebellion. 1716.

Doddridge, Philip (1702–1751). Some remarkable passages in the life of the honourable Col. James Gardiner. Edinburgh, 1747.

Douglas, Francis (1710?–1790?). The history of the Rebellion in 1745 and 1746; extracted from the Scots Magazine. Aberdeen, 1755.

Douglas also founded, in 1750, a Jacobite journal called The Aberdeen Intelligencer.

Enquiry, an, into the causes of the late Rebellion and the proper methods for preventing the like misfortune for the future. 1746.

Faithful register, a, of the late Rebellion: or, An impartial account of the impeachments, trials, speeches, etc. of all who have suffered for the cause of the Pretender in Great Britain. 1718.

Female rebels, the: being some remarkable incidents of the lives … of the titular Duke and Duchess of Perth, the Lord and Lady Ogilvie, and of Miss Florence McDonald. Edinburgh, 1747. [Fictitious.]

Forbes, Robert (1708–1775). A plain authentick and faithful narrative of the several passages of the Young Chevalier from the battle of Culloden to his embarkation for France. By Philalethes. 1765.

—— The Lyon in Mourning. Ed. Paton, H. 3 vols. Scottish History Society 1895–6.

Full collection, a, of all poems upon Charles Prince of Wales published since his arrival in Edinburgh. (Edinburgh) 1745.

Full collection, a, of all the proclamations and orders published by the authority of Charles Prince of Wales since his arrival in Edinburgh. 2 pts. Edinburgh and Glasgow, 1745–6.

Graham, Dougal (1724–1779). An impartial history of the rise, progress, and extinction of the late Rebellion in Britain in the years 1745 and 1746. 1746. (This popular metrical history by the Glasgow bellman was often reprinted.)

Henderson, Andrew (fl. 1734–1775). The history of the Rebellion, 1745 and 1746. Edinburgh, 1748. Another edn., London, 1753, is practically a new work. See, also, Young Chevalier.

Historical papers relating to the Jacobite period, 1699–1750. Ed. Allardyce, J. 2 vols. New Spalding Club, 1895–6.

History of the conspiracies, trials, and dying speeches of all those who have suffered on account of the House of Stuart from the Revolution down to the commencement of the last Rebellion. 1747.

Home, John (1722–1808). The history of the Rebellion in the year 1745. 1802.

Hughes Michael (fl. 1746). A plain narrative or journal of the late Rebellion … till the full and glorious defeat at Culloden. 1746.

Leslie, Charles (1650–1722). Gallienus redivivus: or murther will out, etc., being a true account of the De-Witting of Glencoe, Gaffney, etc. Edinburgh, 1695.

Letter, a, touching the late Rebellion and what means led to it; and of the Pretender’s title. By Philalethes. 1717.

Lovat, Lord. Genuine memoirs of the Life of Lord Fraser of Lovat. 1746.

—— Memoirs of the life of Lord Lovat. 1746.

—— Memoirs of the life of Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat. Edinburgh, 1767.

See, also, Arbuthnot, above.

Macky, John (d. 1726). See bibl. to Chaps. VII and VIII, p. 543, ante.

Macpherson, James. The history of the present Rebellion in Scotland … Taken from the relation of Mr. James Macpherson. 1745. (Of doubtful authenticity.)

Marchant, John. The history of the present Rebellion. 1746.

Memoirs of John Duke of Melfort; being an account of the secret intrigues of the Chevalier de S. George, particularly relating to the present times. 1714.

Memoirs of the Chevalier de St. George. 1712.

Memoirs of the Lord Viscount of Dundee, the Highland Clans, and the massacre of Glenco; with an account of Dundee’s officers after they went to France. By an officer of the army. 1711.

Memoirs of the lives and families of the Lords Kilmarnock, Cromartie, and Balmerino. 1746.

Murray, John, of Broughton. Genuine memoirs of John Murray, late secretary to the Young Pretender. 1747. (Untrustworthy.)

—— Particulars of the secret history of Murray of Broughton. 1766.

—— Memorials of John Murray of Broughton. Ed. Bell, R. F. Scottish History Society, 1898.

Oracle, the, of Avignon: or, a new and true account of all the great actions and most remarkable occurrences of the life of the Pretender … Being a comico-prosaico-poetical essay on the actions of this hero, by B—— H——, his poet-laureat. 1723.

Particular account, a, of the battle of Culloden, April 16, 1746. In a letter from an officer of the Highland army, to his friend at London. 1749. (By Lord George Murray.)

Patten, Robert (fl. 1717). The history of the late Rebellion. 1717.

Philip, James (fl. 1691). The Grameid, an heroic poem descriptive of the campaign of Viscount Dundee in 1689. Ed. Murdoch, A. D. Scottish History Society, 1888.

Philips, John (fl. 1617). The Earl of Mar marr’d, with the humours of Jockey the Highlander. A tragi-comical farce. 1715.

—— The Pretender’s flight: or, a mock coronation, with the humours of the facetious Harry Saint John. A tragi-comical farce. Being the sequel of The Earl of Mar marr’d. 1716.

Plain, a, authentick and faithful narrative of the several passages of the Young Chevalier from the battle of Culloden to his embarkation for France. 1750.

Rae, Peter (1671–1748). A history of the late Rebellion. Dumfries, 1718.

Ray, James (fl. 1745). A complete history of the Rebellion. York, 1749.

Secret History, the, of Colonel Hoocke’s negociations in Scotland in 1707. Edinburgh, 1760.

Secret history, the, of the Chevalier de St. George, being an impartial account of his birth and pretences to the Crown of England. 1714.

Serious address, a, to the people of Great Britain, in which certain consequences of the present Rebellion are fully demonstrated. 1745.

Short and true narrative, a, of the Rebellion in 1745. Edinburgh, 1779.

Sinclair, John, Master of Sinclair (1683–1750). Memoirs of the insurrection in Scotland in 1715. Abbotsford Club, 1858.

Towneley MSS., the. English Jacobite Ballads … from MSS. at Towneley Hall. Ed., with notes etc., Grosart, A. B. 1877.

True account, a, of the behaviour and conduct of Archibald Stewart, Esq., late Lord Provost of Edinburgh. 1748. (Ascribed to David Hume.)

True account, a, of the proceedings at Perth; the debates in the secret council there; with the reasons and causes of the suddain breaking up of the Rebellion. Written by a Rebel. 1716.

Wanderer, the: or, the surprizing escape. A narrative founded on true facts. 1747.

Young Chevalier, the: or, a genuine narrative of all that befell that unfortunate adventurer from his fatal defeat to his final escape. (1746 c.) (By Andrew Henderson.)

Young Juba: or, the history of the Young Chevalier from his birth to his escape from Scotland after the battle of Culloden. 1748.

H. G. A.

See also part (1) C above

Albyn’s Anthology. Ed. Campbell, A. 2 vols. 1816–18.

Buchan, Peter. Ancient Ballads and Songs of the North of Scotland. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1828. New edn. 1875. [Very untrustworthy.]

Caw, G. Poetical Museum. Hawick, 1784.

Chambers, Robert. Miscellany of Popular Scottish Songs. Edinburgh, 1841.

—— Popular Rhymes of Scotland. Edinburgh, 1826. 3rd edn. 1851. New edn. 1870.

—— Scottish Songs. 1829.

—— Songs of Scotland Prior to Burns. With the tunes. Edinburgh and London. 1880.

Charmer, the. 1749. 2nd edn. in 2 vols. 1752. 3rd, 1765. 4th, 1782.

Crawford, Robert (d. 1733). Tweedside and other songs in Allan Ramsay’s Tea Table Miscellany (see below).

Cromek, R. H. Select Scottish Songs Ancient and Modern. 2 vols. 1810.

—— Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway song. 1810. Rptd., Paisley, 1880.

[Both works are untrustworthy and contain forgeries by Cunningham, Allan].

Cunningham, Allan. Songs of Scotland. 4 vols. Edinburgh. 1825.

Dixon, W. M. Edinburgh Book of Scottish Verse. Edinburgh. 1910.

Douglas, Sir George. The Book of Scottish Poetry. 1910.

Fergusson, Robert. Poems by Robert Fergusson. Edinburgh, 1773.

—— Poems on Various Subjects with Life by Ruddiman T. Edinburgh, 1779. 3rd edn. 1785. Numerous other edns., including Perth, 1789, Paisley, 1796, and St. Andrews, 1800.

—— Works, with Life by Peterkin. 1809.

—— Poems, with Life by Bannington, F. 1809. Edn. in 2 vols. with engravings by Bewick. Alnwick, 1814.

—— Poems, with Life. Philadelphia, 1815.

Also edns., with Life, by Gray, James, Edinburgh, 1821, and Chambers, Robert, Edinburgh, 1840. The most satisfactory edn. is Works of Robert Fergusson, ed. A. B. G. [A. B. Grosart], 1851.

Goldfinch, the; or New Modern Songster. Edinburgh, 1777. 2nd enlarged edn. 1782.

Graham, Dougal (1724–1779). A full, particular and true Account of the Rebellion in the year 1745–6. [In rhyme.] 1746. Numerous later edns.

—— Collected Writings with Essay on Chapbook Literature by Maegregor, G. 2 vols. 1883.

Hamilton, William, of Bangour (1704–1754). Poems on Several Occasions. Glasgow, 1748, 1749. 2nd edn. Glasgow, 1758. Edinburgh, 1760, 1790.

—— Poems. Chiswick. 1822.

—— Poems and Songs. Ed. Paterson, James. Edinburgh, 1850.

Hamilton, William, of Gilbertfield (1665?–1751). See Ramsay, Allan, below.

Herd, David (1732–1810). Ancient and Modern Scottish Poems. 1769. 2nd (enlarged) edn. in 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1776. [Both published anonymously.] Rptd., 2 vols., Glasgow, 1869. Unauthorised edn. with additions and omissions. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1791.

—— Songs from David Herd’s Manuscript, edn. with Introduction and notes by Hecht, Hans. Edinburgh, 1904.

Hogg, James. Jacobite Relics of Scotland. 2 vols. 1819–21. Rptd., Paisley, 1874.

Johnson, James (d. 1811). The Scots Musical Museum. 5 vols. 1787–1803. Rptd., 6 vols., Edinburgh, 1833, and 4 vols., ib. 1853, with Notes by Stenhouse, William; Laing, David; and Sharpe, C. K.

Lark, the. 1740.

Lark, the. Vol. I. Edinburgh, 1765. (No more published.)

Loyal Songs, Collection of. Edinburgh, 1744.

Loyal Songs. [n. p.], 1750.

Loyalist, the True, or the Chevaliers Favourite. [Rare.] [n. p.], 1779.

Mackay, Charles. Jacobite Songs and Ballads of Scotland, 1688–1746. 1861.

Macquoid, G. S. Jacobite Songs. 1888.

Maidment, James. Scottish Ballads and Songs. Edinburgh, 1859, 1868.

—— A Book of Scottish Pasquils. Edinburgh, 1868.

—— A Packet of Pestilent Pasquils. Edinburgh, 1868.

Merry Muses, the. [Surreptitiously printed. Original and unaltered edition.]

Meston, William (1688?–1745). The Knight of the Kirk. 1723. [Imitation of Hudibras.]

Musical Miscellany, the. Ed. Smith, A. Perth, 1786.

Musical Repository, the. Glasgow, 1799. Edinburgh, 1802.

Pennecuick, Alexander. A Collection of Scots Poems on several occasions, by the late Alexander Pennecuik and others. Edinburgh, 1756, rptd. Glasgow. 1787.

Ramsay, Allan. Christis Kirk on the Green, with additional canto by Ramsay, Edinburgh, 1716. 2nd edn., ib. 1718, with two cantos.

—— Patie and roger. Edinburgh, 1718.

—— Poems. Edinburgh, 1721. New edn. with additions. Edinburgh, 1728; London, 1731; Dublin, 1733.

—— Jeannie and Maggie. Edinburgh, 1723.

Combined in the Gentle Shepherd, 1725, 10th edn., 1750, edn. illustrated by Allan, David, published by R. and T. Foulis, Glasgow, 1788. Many subsequent editions.

—— The Evergreen. (Mainly from the Bannatyne MSS.) 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1724–7. 2nd edn. 1761.

—— The Tea Table Miscellany (containing old Scottish Songs, English Songs, Songs by Ramsay and various contemporaries, and rereadings of Scots Songs by Ramsay). 4 vols. 1724-5-7-32. Frequently rptd.; 2 vols., Glasgow, 1871.

—— Works. Ed. Chalmers, George. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1800. 3 vols., Edinburgh, 1848; 2 vols., Paisley, 1877. (Contains Seven Familiar Epistles which passed between Lieutenant Hamilton and the author.)

Ritson, Joseph (1752–1803). Scottish Songs. Edinburgh, 1794. Rptd., Glasgow, 1869.

Ross, Alexander (1699–1784). Helenore, or The Fortunate Shepherdess; also Songs and Forbes’ Ajax. 1768. Frequently rptd.

—— Works. Ed. Longmuir, J. Edinburgh, 1866.

Scots Minstrelsie. A National Monument of Scottish Song. Ed. and arranged by Greig, John. 6 vols. Edinburgh, 1893.

Scots Poems ancient and Modern, A choice collection of. Printed by Ruddiman Walter. Edinburgh, 1776.

Skinner, John (1721–1807). Amusement of Leisure Hours. Edinburgh, 1801.

—— Songs and Poems with life by Reid, G. Peterhead, 1859.

Thomson, William (fl. 1725). Orpheus Caledonius. 1725–6. 2nd enlarged edn. 2 vols. 1733.

Universal Laughter, The, or Museum of Mirth. Illustrated by George and Robert Cruikshank. 3 vols. 1825-6-8.

Watson, James (d. 1722). Choice Collection of Comic and Serious Scots Poems both Ancient and Modern. 3 pts. 1706-9-11. Rptd. Glasgow, 1869.


Borthwich, J. D. History of Scottish Song. Montreal, 1874.

Brown, Colin. Introduction to The Thistle. A Miscellany of Scottish Songs. Glasgow, 1884.

Burns, Robert. Notes on Scottish Songs. Ed. Dick, James C. 1908.

Chappell, William. Old English Popular Music. New edn., by Wooldridge H. Ellis. 2 vols. London and New York, 1893.

Dauney, William. Ancient Scottish Melodies. (Bannatyne Club.) Edinburgh, 1839.

Douglas, Sir George, Baronet. Scottish Poetry: Drummond of Hawthornden to Fergusson. Glasgow, 1911.

Glen, J. Early Scottish Melodies. Edinburgh, 1900.

Graham, G. F. Popular Songs of Scotland with Melodies. 1884.

Henderson, T. F. Scottish Vernacular Literature. 1898. 2nd edn. 1900. 3rd 1910.

Irving, David. History of Scotish Poetry. Ed. Carlyle, Dr. John. Edinburgh, 1861.

—— Lives of Scotish Poets. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1804. 2nd edn. 1810.

Masson, D. Edinburgh Sketches and Memories. 1902.

Millar, J. H. A Literary History of Scotland. 1903.

Miller, Frank. The poets of Dumfriesshire. Glasgow, 1910.

Ross, J. D. The Book of Scottish Poems, Ancient and Modern. 2 vols. Paisley, 1882.

Veitch, John. History and Poetry of the Scottish Border. Edinburgh, 1878. 2 vols. 1893.

Walker, Hugh. Three Centuries of Scottish Literature. 2 vols. Glasgow, 1893.