E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Jamie or Jemmie Duffs.
Weepers. So called from a noted Scotchman of the 18th century, who lived at Edinburgh. His great passion, like that of Old Q., was to follow funerals in mourning costume, with orthodox weepers. I myself know a gentleman of a similar morbid passion. (Kay: Original Portraits, i. 7, and ii. 9, 17, 95.)