The History of Leith

May 30, 2006

The Last Speech, Confession and Dying Words of the Bogs: A Farce

This ballad has a preface which reads: The last SPEECH, Confession, and dying Words, o[f] the Bogs, who were burnt in the Pleasance, on Monday the 25th of May, 1767. For the horrid Crime of Blood-sucking, A FARCE.’ The ballad begins: ‘HOW do you think your works will after thrive? / What cruelly to burn us all alive?’ The broadside carries no publication details. for more click here

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