The History of Leith

April 15, 2006

Lamentation of Mary Braid

This broadside begins: ‘LAMENTATION OF MARY BRAID, Who is to be Executed at Edinburgh, on Monday the 17th day of February’. After a futher description of the crime, there follow two verses, one bemoaning recent crimes in Scotland, the other apparently a lamentation by the condemned woman, which begins, ‘Oh, all who hear of my sad state / Oh, pity my poor case’ This broadside was published by Sanderson of Edinburgh, in 1834. for more click here

Some Text