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Carle, now the King's come: a song: on His Majesty's visit to Scotland.

Author Walter Scott
Title Carle, now the King's come: a song: on His Majesty's visit to Scotland.
Imprint London : Hebert
Date of Publication 1822
Language English
Notes This is an unrecorded London edition of a song Walter Scott wrote to commemorate King George IV's visit to Edinburgh in August 1822, the first visit of a reigning monarch to Scotland in nearly two centuries. Scott was in charge of the organising of the festivities surrounding the visit, "Carle, now the King's come" was inspired by the 17th-century song "Carle an the King come" which expressed loyalists' longing for the restoration of the monarchy during the period of the Commonwealth. Scott's song was set to music and published in 1822. It also inspired an anti-monarchy version "Sawney now the King's come" by Alexander Rodger of Paisley. Little is known of the publisher George Hebert and the BBTI does not record the printer, Cox, working at the address given in the colophon "Little Carter Lane, St. Paul's", which would indicate that this was an unauthorised version cashing in on Scott's popularity. This copy has the bookplate of the Ohio industrialist William G. Mather (1857-1951) and has been housed in a silk folder inside a morocco solander case, with gilt tooling, probably by Zaehnsdorf of London, who bound other works of Scott for Mather.
Shelfmark RB.m.760
Reference Sources Bookseller's notes
Acquired on 18/03/16
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