Erin the Green (II)
DESCRIPTION: Counterfeiter William Hill has been sentenced for life to Van Dieman's. He hopes for pardon. "I ardently loved all mankind." With notes forged on the Bank of Scotland "the naked I clothed." "My heart shall be true [to Erin] as the needle to the pole"
EARLIEST DATE: 19C (broadside, Murray Mu23-y1:113)
KEYWORDS: farewell crime transportation money Australia Ireland
FOUND IN: ireland
Robert Cinnamond, "Erin the Green" (on IRRCinnamond01)
Bodleian, 2806 c.15(292), "Erin the Green" ("Adieu, lovely Erin, I'm going to leave you"), unknown, n.d.
Murray, Mu23-y1:113, "Erin the Green," James Lindsay (Glasgow), 19C; also Mu23-y3:038, "Erin the Green"
NOTES: Broadside Murray Mu23-y1:113 is the basis for the description. - BS
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