Long Preston Peg
DESCRIPTION: "Long Preston Peg to pround Preston went, To see the Scotch rebels it was her intent, A noble Scotch lord, as he passed by, On this Yorkshire damsel did soon cast an eye." He sends his servant to the girl "that sings with a voice so soft and so sweel."
EARLIEST DATE: 1877 (Bell-Combined)
KEYWORDS: courting rebellion
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Bell-Combined, p. 467, "Long Preston Peg" (1 fragment)
ST BeCo467 (Full)
NOTES [44 words]: Bell-Combined attributes this to the 1715 Jacobire rebellion. That it dates from one of the Jacobite rebellions seems likely, if not quite certain, but I can't see why it has to be the 1715 rebellion. The Jacobites were in Prieston during the '45, after all! - RBW
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