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Jacobite Reliques of Scotland is a collection of songs related to the Jacobite risings, compiled by James Hogg.

Jacobite Reliques of Scotland.

Published between 1819 and 1821, the work remains the standard source for such songs. Hogg laboured over them, many of which he read in broadside and manuscript formats.

There were often many variants of the same ballad, and his decision on the final copy was often determined by what he ‘thought best.’ On ‘My Laddie’ he commented:

‘This is rather a good song, I am sure the bard who composed it thought it so, and believed that he had produced some of the most sublime verses that had ever been sung from the days of Homer.’

On display is ‘Culloden, Or, Lochiel’s Farewell’.

James Hogg, The Jacobite Relics of Scotland: Being the Songs, Airs, and Legends of the Adherents to the House of Stuart. Edinburgh: W. Blackwood, 1819-1821.

Jacobite Reliques of Scotland.