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1. Early literature of Scotland.-Minstrelsy in
the olden time.
2. Minstrelsy and the Reformation.-Origin of
the literary chap-man.
3. Origin of the Humorous Chap-books.-Scot-
tish literature from Ramsay to Burus.
4. Character of the chap-books.—Chap-books
historically valuable.-Stationery stores in
the Saltmarket in the eighteenth century.
5. Qualifications of a successful chap-man.-
6. Classification of chap-books.-Humorous chap-
7. Instructive chap-hooks.
1. His birthplace, parentage, and childhood.
2. The '45.-Dougal declares for Charlie, but
maintains a politic neutrality.--He escapes
from Drummossie Muir, and writes his
3. Metrical History of the Rebellion of 1745–6,
by Dougal Graham.-Excessive rarity of
the two first editions.
4. Third edition of Graham's History.-Its liter-
ary and historical qualities. Illustrative
5. Dougal settles in Glasgow.—He lays down
the ell-wand, and takes up the pen.
3. “The Art of Courtship.”
4. “Silly Tam” alias “Simple John.”_Other
versions of same.
5. “History of the Haverel Wives.” 6. Brief notice of some poetical chap-books. 7. “ A Diverting Courtship.” 8. “ The Pleasures of Matrimony.”—Other ver
sions of same.
II.--Simple Prose Narratives.
Introductory Remarks :—The heroes of vulgar romance.-The Scottish 'natural.'—Character of the
Fools of Roadside Fiction.-General classification.
1. “George Buchanan.”—Different versions of
same.-Analysis of the History.-Critical remarks.-Connection between Scholarship and Soi cery.—The wise fools of history.The original of the George Buchanan of fiction.-Source of the various stories.Brief notice of the English chap-book entitled “Tarlton's Jests."