The History of Leith

October 20, 2006

Mansie Waugh’s Dream Concerning the Execution of Burke, Parts First and Second

The first part of this story begins: ‘MY old and faithful servant, Tommy Bodkin, has long been Thomas Bodkin, Master Tailor in Dalkeith, but removed to Edinburgh . . ‘ The second part of the story begins: ‘We had a long and jolly night of it, but my head began spinning like a peerie, and I thought a’ the room rinning round about . . .’ The broadside was published by W. Smith of 3 Bristo Port, Edinburgh. for more click here

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