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Broadside detailing the Lamentation of Nicol Mucshet of Boghall
T H E
NICOL MUCSHET of BOGHALL.
Who was execute in the Grass-Market of Edinburgh, on the 6th. of January, 1721. For
AIL People how both far and near
I lately coming to the Town,]
Till Burnbank, he councell'd me
To take away her Life.
He said, He must have fiftie Pounds
To carry on the Plot;
Which I consented for to give :
When I had murder'd my dear Wife,
With Horror, Grief and Woe :
My Soul with hellish Fear was fill'd,
I knew not where to go.
From Place to Place I could not stay,
Nor Place of Safety found :
Her Groans and Cries me thinks I hear
Within my Ears to found.
At Length I apprehended Was,
And brought to Prison strong :
Like a poor guilty murdering Wretch,
left there to sigh and moan :
Untill the noble Lords was pleas'd
To call and panel me :
I was found guilty, and condemned
To hang upon a Tree.
When I had left my Father's House
( Being Chirurgion ) came to Town :
Burnbank, he often led me where
Vile Sin did much abound.
In wicked Harlots Company
We stay'd both Night and Day;
Which makes my murdering Heart to bleed,
When I did court my loving Wife,
She was both kind and free,
And soon to me did condescend,
That we should married be.
Soon after that we married was,
I did contrive her Fall :
To murder my dear Bosom Friend :
My loving Margaret Holl.
In black debauched Ways I spent
My Gold, whereof I'd Store :
All for to murder my dear Wife ;
Which Nature does abhorr.
I bargain'd with three Ruffians rude,
And gave them Gold all three,
For to compleat that Bloody Fact :
For which I am to die.
Burnbank, James Mucshet and his Wife,
Burnbank, he must have fiftie Pounds.
And then James Mucshet arid his Wife
James Mucshet and his Wicked Wife,
A great large Hammer they prepar'd,
To murder the young married, Wife,
But finding all our hellish Plots
We did contrive another Way,
I sent a Cadie straight away
I told her she must take a Walk,
In the Dukes Walk, that fatal Place,
Crying, My Love be mercifull
To me, your tender Wife.
Then I did drage her by the Hair,
Date of publication:
1721 shelfmark: Ry.III.c.36(054)