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Victorian Ghosts, 1852-1907: EN 4573 Collection


A Scottish word for a child. Not always indicative of age. This tells us the shepherd likely had Scottish origins. [LD]

"bairn, n." OED Online, Oxford University Press, September 2020, Accessed 21 October 2020.

Definition of BAIRN. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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