The History of Leith

June 28, 2012

As the genial Ettrick Shepherd wrote

As the genial Ettrick Shepherd wrote :—
” After a youth by woes o’ercasf;
After a thousand sorrows past,
The lovely Mary once again
Set foot upon her native plain ;
Kneeled on the pier with modest grace,
And turned to heaven her beauteous face . . . . .
There rode the lords of France and Spain,
Of England, Flanders, and Lorraine ;
While serried thousands round them stood,
From shore of Leith to Holyrood.”

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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