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Lament of Mr Taylor
The lament reads: 'As I was walking one evening of late, / A Reverend old man I chanced for to meet ; / His name was Michael Taylor I must let you know, / But his fate was overshadowed with great grief and woe.' Taylor's lament was 'For his wife and daughter, who were cruelly poisened by the daughters husband, / DR PRITCHARD, / who is now lying under sentence of death, in the Prison of Glasgow to be executed on the 28th July, 1865.'
Lament of Peter Mclean, now lying under the Sentence of Death
This lamentation begins: 'Come all kind hearted Christians, likewise my comrades dear, / Unto my lamentation I pray you lend an ear ; / I am a poor unfortunate man, I've brought myself to shame, / By straying in the ways of vice, myself I have to blame.'
Lamentation of Elizabeth Banks
This broadside begins: 'Lamentation of Elizabeth Banks, Presently lying under Sentence of Death in the Calton-Hill Jail, and who is to be Executed at Edinburgh on Monday the 3d day of August next, for the Horrid and Barbarous Murder of PETER BANKS, her husband, at Pathhead, by giving him a quantity of Arsenic in a dose of Epsom Salts on the 28th of April last, of which he died the same day in great agony.' It was published by Sanderson of Edinburgh in 1835.
Lamentation of Elizabeth Banks
This execution notice begins: 'Presently lying under Sentence of Death in the Calton-Hill Jail, and who is to be Executed at Edinburgh on Monday the 3d day of August next'. It was published by Sanderson of the High Street, Edinburgh.
Lamentation of Mary Braid
This broadside begins: 'LAMENTATION OF MARY BRAID, Who is to be Executed at Edinburgh, on Monday the 17th day of February'. After a futher description of the crime, there follow two verses, one bemoaning recent crimes in Scotland, the other apparently a lamentation by the condemned woman, which begins, 'Oh, all who hear of my sad state / Oh, pity my poor case' This broadside was published by Sanderson of Edinburgh, in 1834.
Lamentations As of John Thomson & David Dobie
This report begins: 'The two unfortunate men now under sentence of Death in the Calton Jail, and who are to be executed at Edinburgh, on the 18th of August 1830,and their bodies to be given to Dr. Monro for dissection, for the assault, murder and robbery of Margaret Paterson.'
Lamentations of McFarlane, Blackwood and Young
The lamentation begins: 'Come all you young people a warning take by us three, / We are unhappy creatures that are condemned to die, / All for that horrid murder that we have lately done. / On the body of Alexander Boyd on the twelfth day of June.' It was to be sung to the air, the 'Husband's Dream'. The text under the title informs the reader that the three accused were 'At present lying in Glasgow Jail, under the awful sentence of Death for the murder of / ALEXANDER BOYD, / In the New Vennel, Glasgow, on Sunday Morning, 12th June, 1853'.
This execution notice continues: 'of Mr Robert Irvine, who was Execute May 1st, 1717. near Brughtoun, between Leith and Edinburgh; for Murdering John and Alexander Gordons, Sons to James Gordon of Allan, on Sunday the 28th of April 1717.'
Last dying words of Elizabeth Warriner
This broadside begins: 'THE LAST DYING WORDS, SPEECH, & CONFESSION OF ELIZABETH WARRINER, Who was Convicted at the last Lincoln Assizes, for the Horrid Murder of her Step-Son, J. Warriner, by poison, and who was Executed at the City of Lincoln, on Saturday the 27th of Oct. 1821.' It was printed by John Muir of Glasgow and probably sold for one penny.
This broadside begins: 'Confession, and dying declaration of MORT COLLINS, Soldier in the 27th Regiment of foot, who was execute at Glasgow on Wednesday the 7th of November 1792, and his Body given to the doctors, for the murder of John Panton, keeper of Bridewell.'
This report begins: 'THE LAST SPEECH Confession and Dying Words of Donald M'Craw, who was executed at Perth, and his body given to the Doctors for dessection, on Friday the 13th Nov. 1795, for the horrid murder of his wife Ann Adam, when she was within a month of being delivered of a child.' It was published in Perth on 12th November 1795.
This execution notice begins: 'THE LAST / SPEECH / AND / DYING WORDS/ Of Janet Hutchie, who was execute in the Grass-market of Edinburgh, upon the 30th of August 1721, for the Murder of her own Child.' This sheet stops mid-sentence suggesting there was more of the speech on another sheet.
This report begins: 'Confession and dying words of the Lives of John Smith, and George Stevenson, who were Executed at the West End of the Tolbooth of Edinburgh, this day the 21st of January, 1807. For the crime of horse stealing.' The name of the publisher is not included.
Last speech and confession of Margaret Anderson
This confessional text begins: 'THE LAST / Speech and Confession / OF / Margaret Anderson, who was Executed at Edinburgh, on Wednesday being the Twenty 2d. of April 1713. for the murdering of her own Child.'
Last Speech and Dying Words
This execution notice continues: 'Of Mr John Andouin, who was executed at Dublin, on Wednesday the 29th of May last 1728. for the Murder of his Maid Margaret Kief; at the place of execution he delivered the following Paper to the Sheriffs.' The speech is 'signed' by John Andouin and was reprinted in Edinburgh in 1728.
Last Speech and Dying Words of James Thomson Tincklar
This broadside begins: 'The last Speech and Dying Words of James Thomson Tincklar. Who was Executed for the Murder of Helen Currie, upon the 2d of Aprile, in the Year 1719. At Adincraw, in the Shire of Berwick.' Tincklar's speech begins: ' I AM brought here this Day to suffer, for the horrid and and Unnatural Murder of my fellow Creature.' There is an old Scots word 'tinclarian' meaning 'tinker-like', so 'Tincklar' in this context may be an alternative Scos word for 'tinker'.
Last Speech and Dying Words of Margaret Millar
This crime report begins: 'The last Speech and dying Words of Margaret Millar, Coal-bearer at Golden-cleugh who was execute 10. February 1726 at the Gibbet of Dalkeith, for Murdering her own Child.' The speech begins: ' My Friends, THE present Age is so degenerate into Vice and Immorality, That they have the Ascendant over Godliness and Vertue; whereas Religion and Piety are run down by manifest Profanity, Dissimulation and Hypocrisy'.
Last Speech and Dying Words of Neil Cordey
This crime report begins: 'THE LAST SPEECH AND DYING WORDS, Of Neil Cordey Sentinel in the Fuziliers, who was Execute in the Grass-Market of Edinburgh on the 25th Instant; for Murdering John Anderson Coachman in the Cannongate.' It was published in 1719 by Robert Brown of Edinburgh.
Last speech, confession and dying words
This report begins: 'THE LAST SPEECH, CONFESSION and DYING WORDS of JOHN M'MILLAN, Who was executed at the Cross of Glasgow, on Wednesday, 16th of May, 1798, for the horrid Crime of Murder, committed on the Body of ALEXANDER MOODIE, late Gardener in Glasgow.'
Last Speech, Confession and Dying Words of Ann Morison
This crime report begins: 'THE LAST SPEECH Confession and dying Words, of ANN MORISON, who was execute in the Grass-Market of Edinburgh, on the 7th of March, 1759. for the horrid Crime of mudering her own Child.' The broadside carries no publication details.
Last words of James Dick
This account begins: 'The LAST SPEECH, Confession, and dying Words of JAMES DICK, who was executed at Glasgow on Wednesday the 16th of May 1792, and his Body given to the Professor of Anatomy to be dissected. For the horrid and cruel murder of his own Wife.' Published in Glasgow by Joseph Galbraith.
Last words of James Dick
This account begins: 'The SECOND PART / Of the Last SPEECH, Confession and dying Words of JAMES DICK, who was executed at Glasgow on Wednesday the 16th of May 1792, and his Body given to the Professor of Anatomy to be dissected, For the horrid and cruel murder of his own Wife. ------To which is added, an account of his behaviour in Prison, and on the Scaffold.'
Last Words of James Mackpherson Murderer
This ballad begins: 'I spent my time in rioting, / debauch'd my health and strength, / I pillag'd, plundered, murdered, / but now alas! at length, / I'm brought to punishment condign, / pale Death draws near to me, / The end I ever did project / to hang upon a Tree.'
This report concerning a convicted murderer begins: 'A Copy of a Letter regarding that unfortunate man, John M'Court, who is to be executed on Monday week, for the murder of his wife. Janet M'Lauchlane or M'Court; together with a melancholy Lamentation on the occasion, in which you have a serious warning to both husbands and wives. to beware of Drunkenness and inordinate passions.' This was published in Edinburgh by Forbes & Co.
Letter from Lady Boghall to Nicol Mushet
This broadside begins: 'A true Copy of a Letter sent by the Lady Boghall to her Son Nicol Mushet, Prisoner within the Tolbooth of Edinburgh, for the Murder of his own Wife.' The letter is dated the 21st November 1720. This broadside was printed in Edinburgh by Robert Brown in 1720.
Letter from Robert Emond to Magdalene Munro
This broadside begins: 'LETTER / Directed to Magdalene Munro, North Berwick, from Robert Emond, present prisoner in the Calton Jail, on suspicion of the Murder Mrs Franks and her Daughter.' The letter is dated the 18th November 1829.
Life and Transactions of the Murderer Burke, and his Associates
This crime report begins: 'The following columns will be found to contain the substance of all the horrid atrocities committed by Burke and his associates, and of all the circumstances connected with that tragical affair.' The broadside also contains four captioned woodcuts, depicting Burke, Hare, Burke's common-law wife Helen McDougal, and one of their victims, 'Daft Jamie'. The sheet cost threepence to buy, and was published by Glass of 9 South Niddry Street, Edinburgh.
Life of Charles McEwan, convicted of murder
This report begins: 'A correct account of the hardened and deplorable behaviour of Charles McEwan (now under sentence of death in Edinburgh) since his condemnation ; with a sketch of his life and transactions in the north, since he left Ireland, about ten years ago.' Published in Edinburgh by the booksellers.
Lines On The Gilmerton Murder
This ballad begins: 'There was these murderers Emond, Stewart, Burk and Hare, / These men to take men?s lives they did not care ; / Their victims by some means speedily dispatched away, / But the female in torture a long time did lay. / When her murderers forced their lust to fulfil, / Afterwards the wretches the body would kill ; / But the soul was far beyond these wretches reach, / A lesson to all such heathens for to teach.' Published by Robert Hodge, Edinburgh.
Lines Supposed to have Been Written by Mrs Wilson, Daft Jamie's Mother
Following on from the title, the prologue continues: 'On ascertaining the Way and Manner her son had been basely murdered in the [W]est Port, by WILLIAM BURKE and WILLIAM HARE.' The ballad begins: 'O my son, why did you wander, / Why so far away from home'. Although there are no publication details included on this sheet, the subject matter suggests that it was almost certainly published in Edinburgh, in 1829. To the left of the ballad is an eye-witness report, describing how a Glasgow mob pelted William Hare's wife with stones.