The Jolly Beggars


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The Jolly Beggars

Distributed National Burns Collections Project

In 1799 The Jolly Beggars was published in Glasgow by Stewart and Meikle, booksellers and printers in the Candleriggs.  It was sold as a twopenny tract of sixteen pages.

It is not widely known that the greatest number of subscribers for the original Kilmarnock edition came from Glasgow.

Glasgow also has the greatest number of editio​ns of Burns work, 50 in all.

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