The History of Leith

November 10, 2006

Apparition

This account begins: ‘AT Mid-night Hours, when Nature seems to nod, / And Sleep triumphs upon the Works of God, / Tormented Souls awake, and Spirits fly abroad, / Appear’d, with smiling Face, a Female’s Ghost’. This broadside was published in Edinburgh by James Ross. A handwritten note at the top reads: ‘This was made on Mrs McLeod who was hanged & falsly said to appear aga[in?]’. The date ‘1727’ has also been added to the bottom of the sheet.for more click here

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