“The White Hare”
Near Oldham town lived an old white hare that has escaped beagles and greyhounds. Jim Smith or Jemmy the huntsman and Tom the whipper-in take out horsemen and beagles to hunt this hare. "There was twenty good beagles that caused this hare to die"
The town in the Bodleian broadsides is Maxfield or Maxwell. Oldham is in Lancashire, England. I don't know about Maxwell or Maxfield. - BS
- cf. "The Creggan White Hare" (subject)
- cf. "The Innocent Hare" (theme: fatal hare hunt)
- cf. "The Hare of Kilgrain" (theme: fatal hare hunt)
- cf. "The Granemore Hare" (theme: fatal hare hunt)
- cf. "The White Hare" (theme: fatal hare hunt)
- Bodleian, Harding B 16(306a), "White Hare," unknown, n.d.; also Harding B 11(3425), Firth c.19(105), Harding B 11(1725), "White Hare"
- Joseph Taylor, "The White Hare" (on Voice18)
- Roud #1110
- BI, RcTWhiHa