Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


The Cat Out of the Pock

This broadside story begins: ‘A Full, True and Particular Account of a most wonderful and Astonishing Catastrophe that took place a few evenings, in a gentleman’s house, in Fettes Row, ner Stockbridge, Edinburgh, when a Black Quadruped of the feline species absolutely swallowed a paper, containing many popular and learned Essays and dissertations on various subjects, too numerous to insert in out small limits . . . . but which must be interesting to all out readers.’ ‘Pock means’ ‘bag’. A note below the introduction states that this story was ‘Extracted from the New North Briton’, which was a weekly newspaper. for more click here

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