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MANCHESTER:
J. A
NDREW & CO., PRINTERS, 1 WARREN STREET, CROSS STREET.
1893.




INDEX.

 

PAGE

Introduction

vii.

May

 3

Wigan Sam

5

Owd Pigeon

 10

To Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Edinburgh on her
        Wedding

 12

"Owd Ab's" Lament over Knott Mill Fair

 17

Fotchin' th' Keaws up

 18

The Bonnie Lad with th' Apron on (Masonic Song)

 21

Fall of Sebastopol

 23

The Waverlow Bells

 26

The Bonnie Blue Ribbon

 28

To my Wife

 30

Welcome to our Old Friend, "Ben"

 31

To Benjamin Brierley, Esq., in view of of his Leaving this
        Country for a Tour in the U. S. A.

 33

Lancashire's Ben

 35

Farewell to America

 37

A "Daughter of Eve"

 39

Burns's Birthday

 40

Lament for the Failsworth "Pole"

 43

The Stonebreaker's Song

 45

To Edwin Waugh

 49

          on attaining his 70th Year

 54

Those Town Hall Stairs

 56

Epilogue

 60

Johnny over the Salt Sea

 62

Lines Addressed by Sam Laycock to the "Failsworth
        Gathering," March 29th

 64

Jone o' Greenfilt's Ghost

 66

Bathing

 70

Celia

 74

Johnny an' Peggy

 78

A Cot o' yo'r Own

 83

Go tak' thi Raggèd Childer and Flit

 85

Bill Babby's Frolic

 88

The Gardener and his Flowers

 91

Thou'rt Lonely, my Jammie

 93

Little Annie's Birds

 95

The Cambrian's Welcome to the Queen, on Her Majesty's
        Visit to North Wales, August, 1889

 97

To Henry Irving, Esq., President of "The Arts Club,"
        Manchester

 99

The Fair Drummer Boy

 102

Whoam-Brewed

 104

Th' Owd Tin Kettle

 106

Ab-o'th'-Yate's Welcome to Prince Albert Victor, on his
        Visit to Manchester, October 27th, 1888

 108

Gypsies

 110

We are on our Journey Home

 112

Hard Times (Song)

 114

The Beautiful Snow

 117

Sam Bamford's Grave

 118

Prologue

 122

Red Bill's Monkey

 124

"I're livin' when Boney wur ta'en

 126

The Weaver of Welbrook

128

Lancastrians in London

 130

Two Homes

 132

Masonic Epitho-Threnody : An Allegory

 134

The Thunderbolt

 136

IN MEMORIAM POEMS :—

 

Annie, only Child of Ben. and Esther Brierley

 138

Samuel Bamford

 140

Charles Swain

 142

John Bright

 145

Edwin Waugh

 146

Allen Mellor

 148

At my Daughter's Grave

 149

"Tips"

 152


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