The History of Leith

October 17, 2006

The last speech of the ‘Cross of Edinburgh’

This broadside begins: ‘The Last Speech and Dying Words, OF THE CROSS of EDINBURGH Which was hang’d drawn and quarter’d, on Monday the 15th March, 1756, for the horrid Crime of being an Incumbrance to the Street.’ The last speech begins: ‘You sons of Scotia, mourn and weep, / Express your grief with sorrow deep’. for more click here

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