BELL, BESSY


BELL, BESSY
   and MARY GRAY
   the "twa bonnie lassies" of a Scotch ballad, daughters of two Perthshire gentlemen, who in 1666 built themselves a bower in a spot retired from a plague then raging; supplied with food by a lad in love with both of them, who caught the plague and gave it to them, of which they all sickened and died.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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