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Victorian Ghosts, 1852-1907: EN 4573 Collection


Though most often seen as a surname or a type of garment, we can infer that Hester uses the Scottish pet name version—a derivative of the word lamb—to refer to Rosamond, especially so since Hester calls her a lamb in the prior paragraph. [LD]

Dictionary of the Scots Language:: SND :: Lamb N1 V1. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

"lammie | lammy, n." OED Online, Oxford University Press, September 2020, Accessed 21 October 2020.

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