Overheard post postscript…

May 21, 2009

Ever the sleuth, Lizzie has come up with more detective goods concerning WM Cadenhead’s Maggie, & Other Poems. Awaiting in my inbox on arrival this morning from DI MacGregor: “there is of course a poetry link to Cadenhead’s, as mentioned in their own website [viz: ‘Whilst not much is known of George Duncan, a great deal is on record about his brother-in-law, WM Cadenhead. It must be said that this is not because of his distinction as a vintner but because he was a local poet of renown throughout the Victorian era’.]  William Cadenhead was a popular poet. Here are the entries in which he appears on our catalogue.

His poem ‘Kitty Brewster’ was included in an anthology as recently as 2001. Kitty Brewster? The whisky merchant wrote a poem in praise of a brewer? Yes, he did: ‘Her dram was good, but O, her ale / ‘Twas it that did her credit.’ !”

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