Flowered calico, lilac-sprigged,
the fabric worn by Betty Burke,
reproduced for Jacobite ladies
by an enterprising manufacturer in Leith;
and, after Culloden, a sute of new highland cloaths
the better to disguise him –
Lady Borrodale’s Gift
to the young Pretender – her bonnie tartan.
In the bedroom on Skye, sheets of fine linen
reaching the mud of the earth when it rains,
kept by his conductress, and buried with her.