The History of Leith

June 19, 2006

An Epitaph on Mr Samuel Smith, Minister of Newgate

This epitaph begins: ‘UNDER this Stone / Lies a reverend Drone, / Who preach’d against sin / with a terrible Grin, / In which some may think / that he acted but Odly / Since he liv’d by the wicked / and not by the Godly.’ A note at the foot of this sheet states that it was originally printed in London, then ‘Reprinted at the Foot of the Horse-weynd’, in Edinburgh. for more click here

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