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The Song of Jenny Geddes by J.S. Blackie

‘Twas the twenty-third of July, in the sixteen thirty-seven, On the Sabbath morn from high St. Giles the solemn peal was given; King Charles had sworn that Scottish men should pray by printed rule; He sent a book, but never dreamt of danger from a stool. The Council and the Judges, with ermined pomp elate, The Provost and the Bailies …