The History of Leith

June 16, 2013

Broadside entitled ‘Life, Sufferings, and Death of Janet Fleming’

This narrative begins: ‘Daughter of a respectable Farmer near Dunse who was seduced by a profligate young Nobleman – – brought to Edinburgh, and kept in the greatest splendour [f]or sometime and then cruelly deserted and thrown upon the town’. A bedside-mourning woodcut has been included in the middle of the page to heighten the drama. for more click here

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