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Who is this person and where did she live?

March Question

In one of her many letters, she wrote of Haddington:   “ Here is no life, no variety. It is the dimmest, deadest spot (I verily believe) in the Creator’s Universe!  …. But it is my native place still and after all there is much in it that I love.

Who is she and where in Haddington did she live? See below for answer!

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Jane Welsh Carlyle is the author of this quote on Haddington which comes from one of her lively letters.  Her father, Dr John Welsh, had his surgery in the building now occupied by the Carlyle Café.  The family home was the house behind.  She married Thomas Carlyle.  The proposal took place in the room on the first floor looking on to the garden.