Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 282–85.

Anecdotes of the Fife Gypsies. No. I  [1/4]

W S, pseud.  [Walter Simson] *


Letter, Serial


Dissection, Death, Crime

    Recalls an incident in which, after the hanging of a gypsy for theft, his lover 'put his corpse into hot lime, then buried them [sic], and sat on his grave in a state of intoxication, till his body was rendered unfit for the use of medical gentlemen, it being reported that he was to be taken out of his grave for the purpose of dissection' (285).

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