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‘Poems’ by Allan Ramsay, volume 1 (Edinburgh, 1721), with, inserted at the front, a manuscript of two poems in Ramsay's hand, and two pen sketches of heads., 1721, undated.

Identifier: MS.9749

Scope and Contents

Tipped in to page 269 is a press cutting (folio 2) concerning the song ‘Polwart on the green’. On page xxviii is a contemporary note of the numbers of subscribers to the ‘Poems’.


  • Creation: 1721, undated.

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217 Leaves

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From the Series: Undetermined


xxviii, 400 pages + 3 folios.


The manuscript poems, 'The Roundell to her health' and 'Bogi-Dow', have been published in ‘The Works of Allan Ramsay’ (‘Scottish Text Society’, 1951-1974), volume iv, pages 262, 273.

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