The History of Leith

October 15, 2006

Elegie

This memorial notice begins: ‘Elegie On the Much to be Lamented Death of the Right Honourable, Alexander Lord Reath, One of His Majesties Most Honourable Privy Council, and Exchequer, &c. Departed this Life, March 21 1698.’ The elegy begins: ‘It seems the Heavens begins to frown, the World draws near an end / When Wisdom drops down to the Grave, that did this Land defend’. for more click here

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