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desperate charge of the Scottish lances. No sooner had they begun are situated upon the precipitous banks of the river 10 waver, than their own allies, the assured Borderers, who had Evan, about two miles above its junction with the been waiting the event, threw aside their red crosses, and, join-Clyde. It was dismantled, in the conclusion of the ing their countrynien, made a most merciless slaughter among the English fugitives, the pursuers calling upon each other to

Civil Wars, during the reign of the unfortunate “ remember Broomhouse!"-LESLEY, p. 478.

Mary, to whose cause the house of Hamilton devoted In the baltle fell Lord Evers, his son, together with Sir themselves with a generous zeal, which occasioned Brian Latoun, and 800 Englishmen, many of whom were persons their temporary obscurity, and, very nearly, their of rank. A thousand prisoners were taken. Among these was a patriotic alderman of London, Read by name, who, having contu. total ruin. The situation of the ruins, embosomed maciously refused to pay his portion of a benevolence, demanded in wood, darkened by ivy and creeping shrubs, and from the city by Henry VIII. was sent by royal authority to serve overhanging the brawling torrent, is romantic in the against the Scots. These, at settling his ransom, he found still highest degree. In the immediate vicinity of Cadyow more exorbitant in their exactions than the monarch.-REDPATO'S Border History, p. 563.

is a grove of immense oaks, the remains of the CaEvers was much regretted by King Henry, who swore to avenge ledonian Forest, which anciently extended through his death upon Angus, against whom he conceived himself to have the south of Scotland, from the eastern to the Atparticular grounds of resentment, on account of favours received Jantic Ocean. Some of these trees measure twentyby the earl at his hands. The answer of Angus was worthy of a Douglas : “ Is our brother-in-law offended," · said he,“ that I, five feet, and upwards, in circumference; and the as a good Scotsman , have avenged my ravaged country, and the state of decay, in which they now appear, shows that defaced tombs of my ancestors, upon Ralph Evers? They were they may have witnessed the rites of the Druids. better men than he, and I was bound to do no less- and will The whole scenery is included in the magnificent and he take my life for that? Lilile knows King Henry the skirts of Kirnetable: I can keep myself there against all his English hust." extensive park of the Duke of Hamilton. There was -GODSCROFT

long preserved in this forest the breed of the Scottish Such was the noted battle of Ancram Moor. The spot, on wild cattle, until their ferocity occasioned their being which it was fought, is called Lilyard's Edge, from an Amazonian Scottish woman of that name, who is reported, by tradition, to extirpated, about forty years ago. Their appearance have distinguished herself in the same manner as Squire Wilher

was beautiful, being milk-wbite, with black muzzles, ington. 3 The old people point out her monument, now broken horns, and hoofs. The bulls described by ancient and defaced. The inscription is said to have been legible within authors as having wbite manes; but those of latter this century, and to have run thus :

days had lost that peculiarity, perhaps by intermix" Fair maiden Lylliard lies under this stane,

ture with the tame breed. Little was ber stature, but great was her fame; Upon the English louns she laid mong thamps,

In detailing the death of the Regent Murray, which And, when her legs were cutted off, she fought upon her stumps." is made the subject of the following ballad, it would Vide Account of the Parish of Melrose.

be injustice to my reader to use other words than It appears, from a passage in Slowe, that an ancestor of Lord | those of Dr. Robertson, whose account of that meEvers held also a grant of Scottish lands from an English monarch. morable event forms a beautiful piece of historical " I have seen," says the historian," under the broad-seale of the

painting. said King Edward I., a manor, called Ketnes, in the county of Forlare, in Scotland, and neere the furthest part of the same

“Hamilton of Bothwellbaugh was the person who nation northward, given to John Ure and his heires, ancestor lo committed this barbarous action. He had been conthe Lord Ure, that now is, for his service done in these partes, demned to death soon after the battle of Langside, with market, etc., dated at Lanercost, the 2014 day of October, anno regis, 34." –Stowe's Annals, p. 210. This grant, like that Regent's clemency. But part of bis estate had been

as we have already related, and owed his life to the of Henry, must have been dangerous to the receiver.

bestowed upon one of the Regent's favourites,' who

seized his house, and turned out bis wife, naked, in CADYOWCASTLE.

a cold night, into the open fields, where, before next morning, she became furiously mad. This injury made a deeper impression on him than the benefit he

had received, and from that moment he vowed to be LADY ANNE HAMILTON. 4

revenged of the Regent. Party rage strengthened and inflamed bis private resentment. His kinsmen,

the Hamiltons, applauded the enterprise. The maxims The ruins of Cadyow, or Cadzow Castle, the an- of that age justified the most desperate course he cient baronial residence of the family of Hamilton, could take to oblain vengeance. He followed the Re




year preceding the battle,) the whole lands belonging to Buc- ! the head of Douglasdale. (See Notes to Castle Dangerous, Wacleuch, in West Teviotdale, were harried by Evers; the outworks, verley Novels, vol. xlvii.)

3 (See Chevy Chase.] or barmkin, of the tower of Branxholm burued; eight Scotts slain, á (Eldest daughter of Archibald, 91h Duke of Hamilion.--Ed.) thiriy made prisoners, and an immense prey of horses, cattle, 5 ( The breed has not been entirely extirpated. There remained and sheep, carried off. The lands upon Kale Water belonging to certainly a magnificent herd of these calde in Cadyow Forest the same chieftain, were also plundered, and much spoil obtain- within these few years. 1833.-ED.) ed; 30 Scotts slain, and the Moss Tower (a fortress near Eckford) 6 They were formerly kept in the park at Drumlanrig, and are smoked very sore. Thus Buccleuch bad a long account to settle still to be seen at Chillingham Castle, in Northumberland. For at Ancram Moor.-MURDIN's State Papers, pp. 45, 46.

their nature and ferocity, see Notes. 1 Angus had married the widow of James IV., sister to King 7 This was Sir James Bellenden, Lord Justice-Clerk, whose Henry VIII.

shameful and inhuman rapacity occasioned the catastrophe in the • Kirnetable, now called Cairntable, is a mountainous tract at text.--SPOTTISWOODE.

gent for some time, and watched for an opportunity , dices. The triumph of Blackwood is unbounded. to strike the blow. He resolved, at last, to wait till He not only extols the pious feat of Bothwellhaugh, his enemy should arrive at Linlithgow, through which "who,” he observes, "satisfied, with a single ounce he was to pass, in his way from Stirling to Edin- of lead, him, whose sacrilegious avarice had stripped burgh. He took his stand in a wooden gallery,' which the metropolitan church of St. Andrews of its cohad a window towards the street; spread a feather-vering;” but he ascribes it to immediate divine inbed on the floor, to hinder the noise of his feet from spiration, and the escape of Hamilton to little less being heard; bung up a black cloth behind him, that than the miraculous interference of the Deity.his shadow might not be observed from without; JEBB, vol. ii. p. 263. With equal injustice, it was, and, after all this preparation, calmly expected the by others, made the ground of a general national reRegent's approach, who had lodged, during the night, flection; for, when Mather urged Berney to assassiin a house not far distant. Some indistinct infor nate Burleigh, and quoted the examples of Poltrot mation of the danger which threatened him had been and Bothwellhaugh, the other conspirator answered, conveyed to the Regent, and he paid so much regard " that neyther Poltrot nor Hambleton did attempt to it, that be resolved to return by the same gate their enterpryse, without some reason or considerathrough which he had entered, and to fetch a com tion to lead them to it; as the one, by hyre, and pass round the town. But, as the crowd about the promise of preferment or rewarde; the other, upon gate was great, and he himself unacquainted with desperate mind of revenge, for a lyttle wrong done fear, he proceeded directly along the street; and the unto him, as the report goethe, according to the vyle throng of people obliging him to move very slowly, trayterous dysposysyon of the hoole natyon of the gave the assassin time to take so true an aim, that Scottes."-Nurdin's State Papers, vol. i. p. 197. he shot him, with a single bullet, through the lower part of his belly, and killed the horse of a gentleman who rode on his other side. His followers instantly

CADYOW CASTLE. endeavoured to break into the house, whence the blow had come: but they found the door strongly When princely Hamilton's abode barricadoed, and, before it could be forced open, Ha Ennobled Cadyow's Gothic towers, milton had mounted a fleet horse,' which stood ready The song went round, the goblet flow'd, for him at a back passage, and was got far beyond And revel sped the laughing hours. their reach. The Regent died the same night of his

Then thrilling to the harp's gay sound, wound."--History of Scotland, book v. Bothwellhaugh rode straight to Hamilton, where

So sweetly rung each vaulted wall,

And echoed light the dancer's bound, he was received in triumph; for the ashes of the

As mirth and music cheer'd the hall. houses in Clydesdale, which had been burned by Murray's army, were yet smoking; and party preju But Cadyow's towers, in ruins laid, dice, the habits of the age, and the enormity of the And vaults, by ivy mantled o'er, provocation, seemed to his kinsmen to justify his Thrill to the music of the shade, deed. After a short abode at Hamilton, this fierce Or echo Evan's hoarser roar. and determined man left Scotland, and served in

Yet still, of Cadyow's faded fame, France, under the patronage of the family of Guise,

You bid me tell a minstrel tale, to whom he was doubtless recommended by having

And tune my harp, of Border frame, avenged the cause of their niece, Queen Mary, upon

On the wild banks of Evandale. her ungrateful brother. De Thou has recorded, that an attempt was made to engage him to assassinate For thou, from scenes of courtly pride, Gaspar de Coligni, the famous Admiral of France, From pleasure's lighter scenes, canst turn, and the buckler of the Huguenot cause.

But the To draw oblivion's pall aside, character of Both wellhaugh was mistaken. He was And mark the long-forgotten urn. no mercenary trader in blood, and rejected the offer

Then, noble maid! at thy command, with contempt and indignation. He had no autho

Again the crumbled halls shall rise ; rity, he said, from Scotland to commit murders in

Lo! as on Evan's banks we stand, France; he had avenged his own just quarrel, but he would neither, for price nor prayer, avenge that of

The past returns—the present flies. another man.-Thuanus, cap. 46.

Where, with the rock's wood-cover'd side, The Regent's death happened 23 January, 1569.

Were blended late the ruins green, It is applauded or stigmatized, by contemporary his Rise turrets in fantastic pride, torians, according to their religious or party preju And feudal banners flaunt between :

This projecting gallery is still shown. The house, to which it was attached, was the property of the Archbishop of St. Andrews, a natural brother to the Duke of Chatellerault, and uncle to Bothwellhaugh. This, among many other circumstances, seems to

evince the aid which Bothwellhaugh received from his clan in effecting his purpose.

• The gift of Lord John Hamillon, Commendator of Arbroathi.

Where the rude torrent's brawling course

Was shagg’d with thorn and tangling sloe, The ashler buttress braves its force,

And ramparts frown in battled row. 'Tis night—the shade of keep and spire

Obscurely dance on Evan's stream; And on the wave the warder's fire

Is chequering the moonlight beam. Fades slow their light; the east is grey ;

The weary warder leaves his tower : Steeds snort; uncoupled stay-hounds bay,

And merry hunters quit the bower. The drawbridge falls—they hurry out

Clatters each plank and swinging chain, As, dashing o'er, the jovial rout

Urge the shy steed, and slack the rein. First of his troop, the Chief rode on;'

His shouting merry-men throng behind; The steed of princely Hamilton

Was fleeter than the mountain wind. From the thick copse the roebucks bound,

The startled red-deer scuds the plain, For the hoarse bugle's warrior sound

Has roused their mountain haunts again. Through the huge oaks of Evandale,

Whose limbs a thousand years have worn, What sullen roar comes down the gale,

And drowns the hunter's pealing horn ? Mightiest of all the beasts of chase,

That roam in woody Caledon, Crashing the forest in his race,

The Mountain Bull comes thundering on.
Fierce, on the hunter's quiver'd band,

He rolls his eyes of swarthy glow,
Spurns, with black hoof and horn, the sand,

And tosses high his mane of snow.

Aim'd well, the Chieftain's lance has flown;

Struggling in blood the savage lies;
His roar is sunk in hollow groan-

Sound, merry huntsmen : sound the pryse! 'Tis noon-against the knotted oak

The hunters rest the idle spear;
Curls through the trees the slender smoke,

Where yeomen dight the woodland cheer.
Proudly the Chieftain mark’d his clan,

On greenwood lap all careless thrown,
Yet miss'd his eye the boldest man,

That bore the name of Hamilton.
“Why fills not Bothwellhaugh his place,

Still wont our weal and woe to share?
Why comes he not our sport to grace ?

Why shares he not our hunter's fare?”—
Stern Claud replied, ' with darkening face,

(Grey Paisley's haughty lord was be,) At merry feast, or buxom chase,

No more the warrior wilt thou see.

“Few suns have set since Woodhouselees

Saw Both wellhaugh's bright goblets foam, When to his hearths, in social glee,

The war-worn soldier turn'd him home.
“There, wan from her maternal throes,

His Margaret, beautiful and mild,
Sate in her bower, a pallid rose,

And peaceful nursed her new-born child.
“O change accursed ! past are those days;

False Murray's ruthless spoilers came,
And, for the hearth's domestic blaze,

Ascends destruction's volumed flame.
“What sheeted phantom wanders wild,

Where mountain Eske through woodland flows, Her arms enfold a shadowy child

Oh! is it she, the pallid rose?

1 The head of the family of Hamilton, at this period, was James, | remained unalterably attached to the cause of that unfortunale Earl of Arran, Duke of Chatelherault, in France, and first peer of princess. He led the van of her army at the falal battle of Langthe Scottish realm. In 1579, he was appointed by Queen Mary side, and was one of the commanders at the Raid of Stirling, which her lieutenant-general in Scotland, under the singular title of had so nearly given complete success to the Queen's faction. He her adopted father.

was ancestor of the present Marquis of Abercorn. • Pryse-The note blown at the death of the game. “ In Cale-1 4 This barony, stretching along the banks of the Esk, near “donia olim frequens erat sylvestris quidam bos, nunc vero Auchendinny, belonged to Bothwellhaugh, in right of his wise.

rarior, qui, colore candidissimo, jubam densam et demissam The ruins of the mansion, from whence she was expelled in the “ instar leonis gestat, truculentus ac ferus ab humano genere brutal manner which occasioned her death, are still to be seen in “ abhorrens, ut quæcunque homines vel manibus contrectårint, a hollow glen beside the river. Popular report tenants them with vel halitu pertlaverint, ab iis multos post dies omnino abstinue the restless ghost of the Lady Bothwellhaugh; whom, however, it " runt. Ad hoc tanta audacia huic bovi indita erat, ut non solum consounds with Lady Anne Bolhwell, whose Lament is so popular. “ irritatus equites furenter prosterneret, sed ne tantillum lacessi. This spectre is so tenacious of her rights, that, a part of the stones “ tus omncs promiscue homines cornibus ac ungulis peteret; of the ancient edifice having been employed in building or repair

ac canum, qui apud nos ferocissimi sunt, impetus plane con ing the present Woodhouselee, she has deemed it a part of her

lemneret. Ejus carne3 cartilaginosa, sed saporis suavissimi. privilege to haunt that house also; and, even of very lale years, “ Erat is olim per illam vastissimam Caledoniæ sylvam frequens, has exciled considerable disturbance and terror among the do“ sed humana ingluvie jam assumptus tribus tantum locis est mestics. This is a more remarkable vindication of the rights of reliquus, Strivilingii, Cumbernaldiæ, et Kincarniæ."-LESLÆUS, ghosts, as the present Woodhouselee, which gives his title to the Scotiæ descriptio, p. 43.—[ See a note on Castle Dangerous, Wa Honourable Alexander Fraser Tytler, a senator of the College of verley Novels, vol. xlvii.- Ep.)

Justice, is situated on the slope of the Pentland hills, distant at 3 Lord Claud Hamilton, second son of the Duke of Chatelhe least four miles from her proper abude. She always appears in rault, and commendator of the Abbey of Paisley, acled a dis- white, and with her child in lier arms. linguished part during the troubles of Qucen Mary's reign, and

“The wilder'd traveller sees her glide,

And hears her feeble voice with awe•Revenge,' she cries, 'on Murray's pride!

And woe for injured Bothwellhaugh! He ceased—and cries of rage and grief

Burst mingling from the kindred band, And half arose the kindling Chief,

And half unsheath'd his Arran brand. But who, o'er bush, o'er stream and rock,

Rides headlong, with resistless speed, Whose bloody poniard's frantic stroke

Drives to the leap his jaded steed; , Whose cheek is pale, whose eyeballs glare,

As one some vision'd sight that saw, Whose hands are bloody, loose his hair ?

'Tis he! 'tis he! 'tis Bothwellhaugh. From gory selle,' and reeling steed,

Sprung the fierce horseman with a bound, And, reeking from the recent deed,

He dash'd his carbine on the ground. Sternly he spoke—“'Tis sweet to hear

In good greenwood the bugle blown, But sweeter to Revenge's ear,

To drink a tyrant's dying groan. " Your slaughter'd quarry proudly trode,

At dawning morn, o'er dale and down, But prouder base-born Murray rode

Through old Linlithgow's crowded town.

"From the wild Border's humbled side, }

In haughty triumph, marched he,
While Knox relax'd his bigot pride,

And smiled, the traitorous pomp to see.
“But can stern Power, with all his vaunt,

Or Pomp, with all her courtly glare,
The settled heart of Vengeance daunt,

Or change the purpose of Despair?
"With hack but bent, my secret stand,

Dark as the purposed deed, I chose,
And mark’d, where, mingling in his band,

Troop'd Scottish pikes and English bows. “Dark Morton, girt with many a spear,

Murder's foul minion, led the van;
And clash'd their broadswords in the rear

The wild Macfarlanes' plaided clan.
“Glencairn and stout Parkhead? were nigh,

Obsequious at their Regent's rein,
And haggard Lindesay's iron eye,

That saw fair Mary weep in vain.S
“Mid pennon'd spears, a steely grove,

Proud Murray's plumage Boated high;
Scarce could his trampling charger move,

So close the minions crowded nigh.9
“ From the raised vizor's shade, his

eye, Dark-rolling, glanced the ranks along, And his steel truncheon, waved on high,

Seem'd marshalling the iron throng.

p. 18.

1 Birrel informs us, that Bothwellhaugh, being closely pursued, of the Queen's people, that he was a great cause of the disordering “after that spur and wand had failed him, he drew forth his of them. This Macfarlane had been lately before, as I have heard, dagger, and strocke his horse behind, whilk caused the horse to condemned to die, for some outrage by him committed, and obleap a very brode stanke [i. e. ditch ), by whilk means he escapit, tayning pardon through suyte of the Countess of Murray, he and gat away from all the rest of the horses."-BIRREL's Diary, recompensed that clemencie by this piece of service now at this

batayle." Calderwood's account is less favourable to the Macfara selle-Saddle. A word used by Spenser, and other ancient lanes. He states that “Macfarlane, with his Highlandmen, Ned authors.

from the wing where they were set. The Lord Lindsay, who 3 Murray's death took place shortly after an expedition to the stood nearest to them in the Regent's battle, said, “Let them go! Borders; which is thus commemorated by the author of his I shall fill their place better :' and so stepping forward, with a Elegy :

company of fresh men, charged the enemy, whose spears were So having stablischt all thing in this sort,

now spent, with long weapons, so that they were driven back by To Liddisdaill agane be did resort,

force, being before almost overthrown by the avaunt-guard and Throw Ew isdail, Eskdail, and all the daills rode he,

harquebusiers, and so were turned to Night."-CALDERWOOD's And also lay three nights in Cannabie,

MS. apud KEITI, p. 480. Melville mentions the flight of the Wbair na prince lay thir bundred yeiris before.

vanguard, but states it to have been commanded by Morton, and Nae thief durst stir, they did him feir sa soir; And, that thay suld na mair thair thift allege,

composed chiefly of commoners of the barony of Renfrew. Threescore and twell be brocht oftbame in pleilge,

7 The Earl of Glencairn was a steady adherent of the Regent, Syne wardit thame, whilk maid the rest keep ordour;

George Douglas of Parkhead was a natural brother of the Earl Than mycht ibe rascb-bus keep ky on the Border."

of Morton, whose horse was killed by the same ball by which Scollish Poems, 161h century, p. 232.

Murray fell 4 Hackbut bent-Gun cock'd. The carbine, with which the 8 Lord Lindsay, of the Byres, was the most ferocions and brutal Regent was shot, is preserved at Hamilton Palace. It is a brass of the Regent's faction, and, as such, was employed to extort piece, of a middling length, very small in the bore, and, what is Mary's signature to the deed of resignation presented to her in rather extraordinary, appears to have been rifled or indented in Lochleven castle. He discharged his commission with the most the barrel. It had a match-lock, for which a modern firelock has savage rigour; and it is even said, that when the weeping captive, been injudiciously substituted.

in the act of signing, averted her eyes from the fatal deed, he 5 of this noted person, it is enough to say, that he was active pinched her arm with the grasp of his iron glove. in the murder of David Rizzio, and at least privy to that of

9 Not only had the Regent notice of the intended attempt upon Darnley.

his life, but even of the very house from which it was threatened. 6 This clan of Lennox Highlanders were attached to the Regent

With that infatuation at which men wonder, after such events have Murray. Hollinshed, speaking of the battle of Langside, says, happened, he deemed it would be a sufficient precaution to ride “In this batayle the valiancie of an Heiland gentleman, named briskly past the dangerous spot. But even this was prevented by Macfarlane, stood the Regent's part in great steede; for, in the the crowd : so that Bothwellhaugh had time to take a deliberate hottest brunte of the fighte, be came up with two hundred of his aiin.-SPOTTISWOODE, p. 233. BUCHANAN. friendes and countrymen, and so manfully gave in upon the flankes

“But yet his sadden'd brow confess'd

for the purpose of giving it that peculiar interest, A passing shade of doubt and awe;

which is often found to arise from ungratified curioSome fiend was whispering in his breast;

sity. On the contrary, it was the Editor's intention Beware of injured Bothwellhaugh!

to have completed the tale, if he had found himself “The death-shot parts—the charger springs

able to succeed to his own satisfaction. Yielding to Wild rises tumult's startling roar!

the opinion of persons, whose judgment, if not biassed And Murray's plumy helmet rings

by the partiality of friendship, is entitled to deference, -Rings on the ground, to rise no more.

he has preferred inserting these verses as a fragment,

to his intention of entirely suppressing them. " What joy the raptured youth can feel,

The tradition, upon which the tale is founded, reTo hear her love the loved one tell

gards a house upon the barony of Gilmerton, near Or he, who broaches on his steel

Lasswade, in Mid-Lothian. This building, now The wolf, by whom bis infant fell !

called Gilmerton Grange, was originally named Burn“But dearer to my injured eye

dale, from the following tragic adventure. The baTo see in dust proud Murray roll;

rony of Gilmerton belonged, of yore, to a gentleman And mine was ten times trebled joy,

named Heron, who had one beautiful daughter. To hear him groan bis felon soul.

This young lady was seduced by the Abbot of New“My Margaret's spectre glided near;

battle, a richly endowed abbey, upon the banks of With pride her bleeding victim saw;

the South Esk, now a seat of the Marquis of Lothian. And shriek'd in his death-deafen'd ear,

Heron came to the knowledge of this circumstance,

and learned also, that the lovers carried on their Remember injured Bothwellhaugh!'

guilty intercourse by the connivance of the lady's “ Then speed thee, noble Chatlerault!

nurse, who lived at this house of Gilmerton Grange, Spread to the wind thy banner'd tree !!

or Burndale. He formed a resolution of bloody Each warrior bend his Clydesdale bow!

vengeance, undeterred by the supposed sanctity of Murray is fall'n, and Scotland free.”

the clerical character, or by the stronger claims of Vaults every warrior to his steed;

natural affection. Choosing, therefore, a dark and Loud bugles join their wild acclaim

windy night, when the objects of bis vengeance were 'Murray is fall'n, and Scotland freed !

engaged in a stolen interview, he set fire to a stack Couch, Arran! couch thy spear of flame!”

of dried thorns, and other combustibles, which he

had caused to be piled against the house, and reduced But, see! the minstrel vision fails

to a pile of glowing ashes the dwelling, with all its The glimmering spears are seen no more;

inmates." The shouts of war die on the gales,

The scene with which the ballad opens, was sugOr sink in Evan's lonely roar.

gested by the following curious passage, extracted For the loud bugle, pealing high,

from the Life of Alexander Peden, one of the wanderThe blackbird whistles down the vale,

ing and persecuted teachers of the sect of CameroAnd sunk in ivied ruins lie

nians, during the reign of Charles II. and his sucThe banner'd towers of Evandale.

cessor, James. This person was supposed by his For Chiefs, intent on bloody deed,

followers, and, perhaps, really believed himself, to And Vengeance shouting o'er the slain,

be possessed of supernatural gifts; for the wild scenes

which they frequented, and the constant dangers Lo! high-born Beauty rules the steed,

wbich were incurred through their proscription, Or graceful guides the silken rein.

deepened upon their minds the gloom of superstiAnd long may Peace and Pleasure own

tion, so general in that age. The maids who list the minstrel's tale;

“ About the same time he (Peden) came to Andrew Nor e'er a ruder guest be known

Normand's house, in the parish of Alloway, in the On the fair banks of Evandale!

shire of Ayr, being to preach at night in his barn. After he came in, he balted a little, leaning upon a

chair-back, with his face covered ; when he listed up THE GRAY BROTHER.

his head, he said, “They are in this house that I have not one word of salvation unto;' he halted a little again, saying, “ This is strange, that the devil will

not go out, that we may begin our work !' Then The imperfect state of this ballad, which was writ- there was a woman went out, ill-looked upon almost ten several years ago, is not a circumstance affected all her life, and to her dying hour, for a witch, with



* An oak, half-sawn, with the motto through, is an ancient remembered by posterity, as having taught the Genius of Britain cognizance of the family of Hamilton.

to concentrate her Thunders, and to launch them against her foes This tradition was communicated to me by John Clerk, Esq. with an unerring aim. of Eldin, author of an Essay upon Naval Tactics, who will be

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