The History of Leith

September 2, 2006

Broadside entitled ‘Elegiac Lines On the Tragical Murder of Poor Daft Jamie’

This crime report begins: ‘Gude people all, I pray give ear, to what I now do say, / And buy a copy o’ this Poem before I gang away; / It can’t now but melt the hardest heart, whoe’er d’ read it o’er, / How poor daft Jamie met his death, the like was ne’er before’. The poem was written by J.P. and the woodcut at the top reads ‘Alas! Jamie’s Pickled’. This second edition sheet was published by W. Smith of 3 Bristo Port, Edinburgh. for more click here

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