A full and particular
A C C O U N T
Of the Life and Actions of James Inglis
alias Clipstir, who is to be execute upon
Wednesday thefirstof May, for the
Crimes of Horse and Sheepstealing,
Being a Compound of his known Villanies, for the space of Fourty Years by past.
N O more this aged Sinner cheats the Tree,
Or swings a Helter round him wi' a Swie,
Slips sliely bain throw' Stable Barn and Byre,
Throw curst Contention, is consum'd by them.
Who knowing Justice, would them there o're-
To seek a Horse Beast but a Bodle Hire, Left their Possessions for their Persons sake.
And rides the Aver till he reach the Tae, Sandy serv'd Pirat, and at Lisbon wore,
Or in his Pocket hears the Pawny nie , A hempen Cravet, as I said before
His Duds in Dackers now dance to and thrae, But Jams ne're trusts the Haman, e're he tries,
And no ae Foals Price has he to buy mae. Fou aft how kindly he the Cure applies,
Hard Fate forsooth, ware he but anes let out, A cross his Carcass, e're he cast the Knot,
And fairly mounted on a mureland Coot, And draw a running Roller round his Throat.
He'd cag to Cairlisle, sid it cost his Craig, A wary way of working now we see,
And seek white Siller for his stoln Neag ; There's nane se cordial as Dalglish and he;
Sine sell him there, and soon steal back his ain, No not his Wife Tib Tenant nor the Whorer
Or an as good's the last the Fock took fae'm ; He stoll from Haddington, whan he was poor,
Come branken as but Bargain, never fash Who for twice Twelve Years by past, brought
His Thumb, 'bout Threatnings or his theiv- him forth,
ing Pash Fouth of Provisiors o' their Father's worth.
Sadel'd and briddel'd wi' a bra Buss belt, And Wiles to weal a willart Beast aside,
Bren new Gramashes and a Coat o' Kelt, That he with Safety might get oh and, ride
A spliet new Bannet and a borrowed Wig, For every Gelden that gaed wrang or strayc
That ne'er look'd bonsie on the Buyer's Head. James had the Fortoun to be double paid.
Showed James but jearen. as he troted on, First by the Buyer, for a double Barb,
A out as onest as his Father's Son : Next by the Hangy, for a hanging Carb;
Or's Billy Sandy, who at Sea harras'd, Who leath to leave him, whan he'd let him ga
The Captain's Stock Purse, andstrangon the Wad ne'er twin wi' him e're he got his pae.
Mast. And yet no sooner he begins to act,
Twae sweeter Birds ne'er chirl'd in an Age, Than in a Moment Marshal's at his Back.
Or sed more frequent in an Iron Cage; Nought wanting but the Word to casthim o'f
From which, by no Means they could be re- And make him croka, e're the Clock stric -
Til goal the Gallows gave them to be wean'd. Which shall be granted, against May the Fir ,
'Tis Fact at first, they feigned faithsae Gaets, When on a Scassel James is poorly hors'd.
Which for a wi' While haid their thieving Eats' And gaen about, like an of Hangie's Client,
Indwellers both in Dirleton due East, By his twae Wives, and their twae Set
Each Wife and Children, had yet neither Wieans.
ceas'd. Syne train'd through Time, to tell his Tri\ill\,
To rob their Neighbours of their Horse and him sell,
Sheep, May God hae Mercy on his greedy Saul.
And steal their Victual while their vail'd wi'
Sleep. . F I N I S.
Corn, Kiln, ana Barn, kindled to a Flame,