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Peacock. Mary

A friend of 'Clarinda's who later became the second wife of James Gray, a master in the High School, Edinburgh. Burns, in a letter to 'Clarinda' of 29th January 1788, referred to Mary as 'a charming girl, and highly worthy of the noblest love'. Burns wrote her several times, the third time being on 6th December 1792, the anniversary of his parting with 'Clarinda'. Writing to 'Clarinda' during March 1793, he mentioned his letters to Mary Peacock: 'There is a fatality attends Miss Peacock's correspondence and mine. Two of my letters, it seems, she never received; and her last, which came when I was in Ayrshire, was unfortunately mislaid, and only found about ten days or a fortnight ago, on removing a desk of drawers.'

Chambers said that Mary Peacock died in India.

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