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St. Anthony's Well

Sacred Well


'Even in Edinburgh, little bands of the faithful may be seen making their way through the King's Park to Arthur's Seat, and, as in the eighteenth century,
ON May-Day, in a fairy ring,
We've seen them round St. Anton's spring,
Frae grass the caller dew-drops wring,
To weet their een,
And water clear as crystal spring,
To synd them clean.'
From 'The Silver Bough Volume Two' by F.Marian McNeill (1959) Page 65.
Posted by Martin
3rd June 2002ce

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