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A comical dialogue between Sawney and Bonaparte.

Author
Title A comical dialogue between Sawney and Bonaparte.
Imprint Newcastle: D. Bass
Date of Publication [1803-1805?]
Language English
Notes A spoof conversation between a Scotsman and Napoleon Bonaparte in which Bonaparte threatens to invade Scotland and bring 'liberty' with him. It is a patriotic dialogue in which the 'Sawney' tells Napoleon that he is not wanted and will be resisted by the Highland Watch. The exchange ends with Sawney saying 'There's no a man in a' Scotland but would fight to the last drap o' his blood for the Land o' Cakes' and daring Napoleon to come. Sawney was an English nickname for a Scotsman, now no longer used. The Library also holds a chapbook along similar lines 'Sawney & Bonaparte a dialogue' printed in Stirling in 1807.
Shelfmark AP.4.208.14
Acquired on 10/03/08
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