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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.-

Peter Duthie.

6. Classification of chap-books.-Humorous chap-

books.

7. Instructive chap-hooks.

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GREAT

CHAP-WRITER.

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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

famous History.

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

quotations.

5. Dougal settles in Glasgow.—He lays down

the ell-wand, and takes up the pen.

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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.

CHAPTER V.

II.--Simple Prose Narratives.

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Introductory Remarks :—The heroes of vulgar romance.-The Scottish 'natural.'—Character of the

Fools of Roadside Fiction.-General classification.

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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."

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