The History of Leith

November 9, 2006

Timely Hint to Anatomical Practitioners and their Associates – the Resurrectionists

Verse 1 begins: ‘What is our land at last come to? / Our ancestors would weep’. This song was written by Wag Phil to the tune ‘MacPherson’s Farewell’. There is a small introduction to the piece and a woodcut of ‘Jamie’, a Burke and Hare victim. This illustration could be bought from W. Smith of 3 Bristo Port, Edinburgh. The Editor talks about himself but does not give his names. There are also no publication details included. for more click here

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