"Edinburghshire (or mid-Lothian), maritime co. in SE. of Scotland; is
bounded E. by Haddington (or East-Lothian), Berwick, and Roxburgh; S. by
Selkirk and Peebles; SW. by Lanark; and NW. by Linlithgow (or West-Lothian);
coast-line, 12 miles; 231,724 ac., pop. 389,164. The surface is finely diversified.
The Moorfoot Hills, a continuation of Lammermuirs, occupy the SE.; the Pentland
Hills stretch across the co. from the SW" from The New London Gazetteer 1826