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Halloween Poetry Friday: Janet Little

By Women's Voices For Change
Our  Halloween poem comes from a time two centuries after the Scottish witches, below, were first evoked. Janet Little (1759–1813), known to her readers as “the Scotch milkmaid,” wrote in literary Scots, a northern dialect of English — as did her contemporary and mentor, Robert Burns (familiar to many from perhaps his best-known lyric, Auld Lang Syne). According to critic…
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