The History of Leith

October 18, 2006

1599 Newly Invented Neat Irish Lies

This broadside begins: ‘The particular account of old Mother Clifton’s door, that was locked by the roasted rib of a chew of tobacco, and burst open by a gale of wind from a sow gelder’s horn, and blew the old woman seven hundred and [s]eventy-seven miles beyond the moon.’ It was published by Sanderson of the High Street, Edinburgh, and probably sold for one penny. for more click here

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