The History of Leith

October 24, 2006

Letter from a Gentleman in England to his Friend in Scotland, Concerning the Reports Upon Colonel Charters

This quirky broadside begins: ‘I am perswaded, That the World is turn’d up side down, and Lies or false Reports more Credited than Truth. I could not but a little strange at your last Letter concerning States Affairs.’ The ‘I’ of the first line has been illuminated with two thistles at either side. The letter, apparently sent from London, was written on March 23rd, 1718. It was reprinted in this form in Edinburgh in the same year. for more click here

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