The History of Leith

October 6, 2006

Lines Supposed to have Been Written by Mrs Wilson, Daft Jamie’s Mother

HARE’S WIFE–Monday about mid-day this miserable wretch was recognised in London Street, Glasgow, near to Great Hamilton Street. A crowd of persons soon collected, and she was hooted at and pelted with stones, and pursued through several streets. She had her child in her arms, and altogether exhihited the most dismal picture of despair possible. She took refuge in several closes and shops, but was speedily ejected, every one more than another afraid to give her the least protection, so great was teh violence and infuriated disportition of the mob. for more click here

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