The History of Leith

May 10, 2006

John of Landwart’s Dream upon the High-Cock-Upps; or, his Sentments of the Vain Apparel of the Female Sex

To Edinburgh Town where he did come once,
At first blink he espyed some ones,
Who high upon their Snout did wear things,
And at their Luges he saw Gould Ear rings ?
At which the man was so amazed,
He in their Faces stair’d and gazed?
All what they wore right well he notes,
How they had Frienges at their Coats,
All which he to his Wife rehearses
And then he writes these following Verses,

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