The History of Leith

June 21, 2011

Broadside entitled ‘Confessions, Lamentations, & Reflections of William Burke’

WILLIAM BURKE, late of Portsburgh, who is to be Executed at Edinburgh, on the 28th January, 1829, for Murder, and his body given for Public Dissection.

[The writer of the following Lines, at the solitary hour of one o’clock the other morning, took walk to the Calton Hill, and laid himself down on the south side, opposite the Jail, rolled up in his mautle, reflecting on the vicissitudes of life, and on the scene before him, when be heard, or imagined he heard, the follewing Effusions from the cell of the wretched Burke.] for more click here

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