Talk:Burke and Hare murders

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What are we doing with this...[edit]

"Burke had met Margaret on previous trips to Edinburgh, but it is not known whether he was previously acquainted with Hare. Once Burke arrived in the close, they became good friends."? It was kinda stuck out there all on its own and looks like it was moved during a copy edit (possibly mine) and not put back. CassiantoTalk 22:34, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

Is that the line you took out earlier? If so, I'm happy to leave it out if you are! - Gavin (talk) 10:54, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
Yeah. Well, I think it might be useful to point out that they had no prior association before moving in to the close; but then I think we've said that elsewhere, so there maybe no need for this. CassiantoTalk 21:30, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

Quote[edit]

"could not sleep at night without a bottle of whisky by his bedside, and a twopenny candle to burn all night beside him; when he awoke he would take a drink from the bottle—sometimes half a bottle at a draught—and that would make him sleep." -- was he talking about Hare then? He talks in the third person all the way through this? CassiantoTalk 20:52, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

  • My mistake on saying it was a quote from Burke, but it's still a quote, so if we get rid of the quote marks, we need to re-word the remainder. – Gavin (talk) 20:59, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
Ah, got ya. Just seen it in the book. CassiantoTalk 21:08, 23 September 2016 (UTC)