The History of Leith

November 26, 2012

Broadside entitled ‘Awful Cruelty! Or, the Life of Miss Agnes Rae’

This report begins: ‘The particulars of the Life and Death of Miss AGNES RAE, a gentleman’s daughter, belonging to near Dunfermline, who was betrayed and seduced by a young gentleman ; she became pregnant to him ; his love turned to hatred for her, and ordered his servants to turn her out of doors ; she was then reduced to poverty and obliged to beg alms from door to door, and on Monday last was found in a deplorable condition, lying dead in a byre belonging to Mr Blackburn, between Dunfermline and Kinross : with a copy of a beautiful and interesting Letter, and a copy of Verses, which were found in her pocket-book, written in her own handwriting.’ Printed by Kirkwood in Glasgow. for more click here

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