Robert Anderson in Carlisle - between 1770 and 1779

from Memoir of the Author, written by himself, pages xvii–xviii:

Among our neighbours was a decent industrious old woman, born in the Highlands of Scotland: proud did I feel to run her errands; and at her fire side I spent many a winter evening, delighted beyond measure, with the wild Scottish ballads which she taught me, while labouring at her wheel.  Gilderoy, Johnny Armstrong, Sir James the Ross, Lord Thomas and fair Annette, The Duke of Gordon and his three daughters, Barbary Allan, and Binorie, were my greatest favourites.  From this cheerful,…   more >>

cite as

Robert Anderson, Memoir of the Author, written by himself. In The Poetical Works of Robert Anderson, volume 1 (Carlisle, 1820), p. xvii–xviii. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Carlisle


Robert Anderson
calico printer, pattern drawer, Poet

Listening to

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Traditional Scottish ballads performed by an old Scottish woman

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1770 and 1779
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 22 Jul 2022 11:38:13 +0100
Approved on Thu, 18 Aug 2022 14:23:06 +0100