He was just reading it as it appeared on autocue and quite enjoyed the royal references to Balmoral and Dumfries House.
The Dumfries coach had reached Moffat, where it became snowed up.
He was educated at the Dumfries academy and Edinburgh University.
On the 18th July he left Brow, and returned to Dumfries in a small spring cart.
Their affairs were in the hands of a notable firm of solicitors in Dumfries.
Never before did a chaise rattle so furiously along the streets of Dumfries.
I could not help hoping that it might not be any plot of the lawyers in Dumfries to get him away.
When the news spread in Dumfries that Burns had returned from Brow and was dying, the whole town was deeply moved.
None of the young men, therefore, could be spared to carry a message to Dumfries.
Dumfries is the only locality in Scotland from which it has been reported.