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Midloʹthian

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Sir Walter Scott’s Heart of Midlothian is a tale of the Porteous riot, in which are introduced the interesting incidents of Effie and Jeanie Deans. Effie is seduced while in the service of Mrs. Saddletree, and is imprisoned for child-murder; but her aister Jeanie obtains her pardon through the intercession of the queen, and marries Reuben Butler.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Microcosm
Mid-Lent Sunday
Midas
Midas-eared
Midden
Middle Ages
Middlesex
Midgard
Midgard Sormen (earth’s monster)
Midi
Midlothian
Midnight Oil
Midrashim (sing. Midrash)
Midsummer Ale
Midsummer Madness
Midsummer Men
Midsummer-Moon Madness
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Midwife (Anglo-Saxon, mid, with; wif, woman)
Miggs (Miss)
Mignon