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Horse Wynd aff the Coogate

The auld lintel depictit here belanged a door in the Horse Wynd aff the Coogate o Embra ('Edinburgh'). It cairries a saw in Aulder Scots spelling that reads 'Gif Ve Deid As Ve Sovld Ve Myght Haif As Ve Vald', or, in Modren Scots 'Gin we did as we shuid we micht hae as we wad'. It is taen fae 'Memorials of Edinburgh in the Olden Time', editor Daniel Wilson (1886 ootgie).

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Taken on September 16, 2020