The History of Leith

October 12, 2013

Broadside entitled ‘Trial And Sentence Of The Gilmerton Monsters’

This report begins: ‘How now! Ye secret black and midnight fiends! / What’s this ye do? A deed without a name! — Shakespeare. Wi?mair o? horrible an? awfu? / That even to name would be unlawfu?! — Burns. High Court of Justiciary. — July 12, 1830.’ Printed by Forbes and Owen. The opening quotations to this broadside by Shakespeare and Burns are from ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Tam O?Shanter’. for more click here

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