constantly occupied by 'dealers and chapmen' with bales of goods
exposed for sale, it exhibits an ever-moving, ever-varying
general mart for all kinds of mercery, it is inhabited mostly by
tradesmen occupied in this business, and the resort of retail
dealers and private purchasers from all parts of the country.
represented in the annexed Engraving, the rolls, or bales of goods, are
often displayed on open stalls in the middle of the street and it thus
assumes the appearance of an English fair.
part of Edinburgh was formerly called the 'Land-market', but is now
corruptly termed the 'Lawn-market'.