The History of Leith

September 27, 2006

The Blockade of Edinburgh Castle; or, Captain Taylor in Livingston’s Yards

O were I ‘mong those safe Retreats conceal’d,
Which Arthur’s Seat, and rocky Caltoun yield!
In some dark Cavern funk, or Den profound !
Where I no more might hear th’ alarming Sound
Of those dire Engines, thund’ring in my Ears,
My Soul transfixing with a thousand Fears.

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