A man is woken by the ghost of a friend calling to him: he crosses his bedroom in a nightshirt and holding a candle, and is annoyed to find it is a cat. Engraving, 1801.
- 24t jany. 1801
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The concluding episode of "The ghost: a tale", a poem printed in 1799 in The European magazine and in The Scots mgazine (loc. cit.) The tale refers to two tailors called Ned and Mayo who share a room in a garret. Mayo departs to sea. Ned is woken at night by a cat repeatedly saying "Miao" which Ned thinks is the ghost of his friend Mayo calling out his name. The setting is "near famed St Giles' towering fane": St Giles' cathedral in Edinburgh or church in London?
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