*J. F. L. (Auth.); *[James Fleming Leishman] (Auth.)
*The Dying Guizard [Hogmanay play from Scotland]
31st Dec.1902, p.8a-b
Article on the history and decline of Guizards in Scotland.
It includes an unlocated Hogmanay full text (101 lines) of
"The New Year Mummers' Tale of Golishan". The characters are:
Bol Bendo, King of France, King of Spain, Sir Alexander, Golishan,
and Doctor/Doctor Beelzebub/Hector Protector.
In "Galoshins: The Scottish Folk Play" (1990, pp.114-115),
Brian Hayward ascribes this text to Berwickshire but only quotes
exceptional fragments from a later reprint, stating:
"Leishman is an unreliable witness, and his information cannot
be assumed to be of Scottish origin". Hayward does not give
his reasons for this opinion.
Guizards; Hogmanay; Play; Full Text; New Year; "The New Year Mummers' Tale of Golishan"; Bol Bendo; King of France; King of Spain; Sir Alexander; Golishan; Doctor; Doctor Beelzebub; Hector Protector
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00795;
* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
Last Updated Mar 2005 by Peter Millington.