The History of Leith

January 8, 2014

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

[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 tollewing Effusions from the cell of the wretched

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