The History of Leith

December 23, 2005

The “Douglas”-John Home

The above scene from the “Douglas” from John Kay’s engraving shows Sarah Siddons as Lady Randolph at the Theatre Royal Edinburgh. The “Douglas” was written by John Home, a son of Alexander Home who was Town Clerk of Leith, and was born in Quality Street (now Maritime Street) Leith in 1722 and buried at South Leith Churchyard in 1808. Throughout his life he was friend with many of the people who created the Scottish Enlightment of the 18th century

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