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SCENE JV.

And then to show me at what slight expense

Who conjure Hebrew into Anglo-Saxon, Of manhood I might master thee and it.

To cheat starved barons with, can little guess at. Black. I'll take the risk of that—This goblin business Flo. If he begin so roundly with my father, Came rather unexpected; the best horse

His madness is not like to save his bones. Will start at sudden sights. Try me again,

Gull. Sirs, midnight came, and with it came the And if I prove not true to bonny Katleen,

goblin. Hang me in mine own bowstring.

I had reposed me after some brief study;
(Exeunt.

But as the soldier, sleeping in the trench,
Keeps sword and musket by him, so I had
My little Hebrew manual prompt for service.

Flo. Sausagian sows’d-face; that much of your HeThe Scene returns to the Apartment at the beginning | Even I can bear in memory.

[brew of Act Second. Oswald and DURWARD are discovered Gull.

We counter'd, with ELEANOR, FLORA, and LEONARD. DURWARD shuts a

The goblin and myself, even in mid-chamber, Prayer-book, which he seems to have been reading.

And each stepp'd back a pace, as 'twere to study Dur. 'Tis true—the difference betwixt the churches, The foe he had to deal with !-1 bethought me, Which zealots love to dwell on, to the wise

Ghosts ne'er have the first word, and so I took it, Of either flock are of far less importance

And fired a volley of round Greek at him. Than those great truths to which all Christian men

He stood his ground, and answer'd in the Syriac; Subscribe with equal reverence.

I flank'd my Greek with Hebrew, and compellid himOs. We thank thee, father, for the holy office,

[A noise heard.

Os. Peace, idle prater !-Hark-what sounds are Still best performed when the pastor's tongue

Amid the growling of the storm without, [these? Is echo to his breast; of jarring creeds It ill beseems a layman's tongue to speak.

I hear strange notes of music, and the clash

Of coursers' trampling feet. Where have you stowed yon prater ?

[To FLORA.

Voices (without). We come, dark riders of the night,

And flit before the dawning light;
Flo. Safe in the goblin-chamber.
El.

Hill and valley, far aloof,
The goblin-chamber!

Shake to hear our chargers’ hoof;
Maiden, wert thou frantic?-if his Reverence
Have suffer'd harm by waspish Owlspiegle,

But not a foot-stamp on the green

At morn shall show where we have been.
Be sure thou shalt abuy it.
Flo.
Here he comes,

Os. These must be revellers belated-
Can answer for himself!

Let them pass on; the ruin'd halls of Devorgoil

Open to no such guests.Enter GULLCRAMMER, in the fashion in which OWLSPIEGLE (Flourish of trumpets at a distance, then nearer. had put him : haring the fool's-cap on his head, and

They sound a summons; towel about his neck, etc. His manner through the What can they lack at this dead hour of night? scene is wild and extravagant, as if the fright had a Look out, and see their number, and their bearing. little affected his brain.

Leo. (goes up to the window.) 'Tis strange-one single Dur. A goodly spectacle !—Is there such a goblin ? shadowy form alone (To Os.) Or has sheer terror made him such a figure ?

Is hovering on the drawbridge—far apart Os. There is a sort of wavering tradition

Flit through the tempest banners, horse, and riders, Of a malicious imp who teazed all strangers;

In darkness lost, or dimly seen by lightning.My father wont to call him Owlspiegle.

Hither the figure moves --the bolts revolveGull, Who talks of Owlspiegle?

The gate uncloses to bim. He is an honest fellow for a devil,

El.

Heaven protect us! So is his son, the hopeful Cockle’moy.

The PALMER enters—GULLCRAMMER runs off. (Sings.)

Os. Whence and what art thou ?-for what end " My hope, my joy,

come hither?

[not, My Cockledemoy!"

Pal. I come from a far land, where the storm howls Leo. The fool's bewitch'd—the goblin hath furnishid And the sun sets not, to pronounce to thee, A cap which well befits his reverend wisdom. [him Oswald of Devorgoil, thy house's fate. [to

Flo. If I could think he had lost his slender wits, Dur. I charge thee in the name we late have kneelid I should be sorry for the trick they play'd him.

Pal. Abbot of Lanercost, I bid thee

peace! Leo. O fear him not; it were a foul reflection Uninterrupted let me do mine errand : On any fiend of sense and reputation,

Baron of Devorgoil, son of the bold, the proud, To filch such petty wares as his poor brains.

The warlike and the mighty, wherefore wear'st thou Dur. What saw'st thou, sir? What heard'st thou? The habit of a peasant?-Tell me, wherefore Gull. What was't I saw and heard ?

Are thy fair halls thus waste--thy chambers bareThat which old greybeards,

Where are the tapestries, wheretheconquer'd banners,

Trophies, and gilded arms, that deck'd the walls Of plunder'd Aglionby, whose mighty wealth,
of once proud Devorgoil?

Ravish'd in evil hour, lies yonder piled-
(He advances, and places himself where the Ar- | And not his hand prevails without the key
mour hung, so as to be nearly in the centre of Of Black Lord Erick-brief space is given
the Scene.

To save proud Devorgoil.–So wills bigh Heaven. Dur. Whoe'er thou art-ifthou dost know so much,

[Thunder--he disappears. Needs must thou know

Dur. Gaze not so wildly—you have stood the trial Os. Peace! I will answer here ; to me he spoke.- That his commission bore—and Heaven designs, Mysterious stranger, briefly I reply:

If I may spell his will, to rescue Devorgoil A peasant's dress befits a peasant's fortune; Even by the Heir of Aglionby-Behold him And 'twere vain mockery to array these walls In that young forester, unto whose hand In trophies, of whose memory nought remains, Those bars shall yield the treasures of his house, Save that the cruelty outvied the valour

Destined to ransom yours.-Advance, young Leonard, Of those who wore them.

And prove the adventure.
Pal.
Degenerate as thou art,

Leo. (advances and altempts the grate.) It is fast Knowst thou to whom thou sayst this?

As is the tower, rock-seated.
(He drops his mantle, and is discovered armed Os. We will fetch other means, and prove its strength,

as nearly as may be to the suit which hung on Nor starve in poverty with wealth before us.
the wall; all express terror.

Dur. Think what the vision spoke;
Os. It is himself—the spirit of mine Ancestor! The key-the fated key-
Er. Tremble not, son, but hear me!

Enter GULLCRAMMER.
(He strikes the wall, it opens and discovers
the Treasure-Chamber.

| Gull. A key ?–I say a quay is what we want,

There lies piled Thus by the learn'd orthographized-Q, u, a, y. The wealth I brought from wasted Cumberland, The lake is overflow'd !- A quay, a boat, Enough to reinstate thy ruin’d fortunes.

Oars, punt, or sculler, is all one to me!Cast from thine high-born brows that peasant bonnet, We shall be drown'd, good people!!! Throw from thy noble grasp the peasant's staff,

Enter KATLEEN and BLACKTHORN. O'er all, withdraw thine band from that mean mate,

Kat.

Deliver us! Whom in an hour of reckless desperation Thy fortunes cast thee on. This do,

Haste, save yourselves-the lake is rising fast. And be as great as ere was Devorgoil,

Black. 'T has risen my bow's height in the last five And still is swelling strangely.

[minutes, When Devorgoil was richest ! Dur. Lord Oswald, thou art tempted by a fiend,

Gull. (who has stood astonished upon seeing them.) Who doth assail thee on thy weakest side,

We shall be drown'd without your kind assistance. Thy pride of lineage, and thy love of grandeur.

Sweet Master Owlspiegle, your dragonflyStand fast-resist-contemn his fatal offers! Your straw, your bean-stalk, gentle Cockle’moy! El. Urge him not, father; if the sacrifice

Leo. (looking from the shot-hole.) 'Tis true, by all Of such a wasted woe-worn wretch as I am,

that's fearful! The proud lake Can save him from the abyss of misery,

Peers, like ambitious tyrant, o'er his bounds, Upon whose verge he's tottering, let me wander

And soon will whelm the castle-even the drawbridge

Is under water now.
An unacknowledged outcast from his castle,
Even to the humble cottage I was born in.

Kal. Let us escape! Why stand you gazing there? Os. No, Ellen, no-it is not thus they part,

Dur. Upon the opening of that fatal grate Whose hearts and souls, disasters borne in common

Depends the fearful spell that now entraps us, Have knit together, close as summer saplings

The key of Black Lord Erick_ere we find it, Are twined in union by the eddying tempest.

The castle will be whelm'd beneath the waves, Spirit of Erick, while thou bear'st his shape,

And we shall perish in it! I'll answer with no ruder conjuration

Kat. (giring the key.) Here, prove this; Thy impious counsel, other than with these words,

A chance most strange and fearful gave it me. Depart, and tempt me not!

(grate,

(Oswald puts it into the lock, and attempts Er. Then Fate will have her course-Fall, massive

to turn it--a loud clap of thunder.

Flo. The lake still rises faster.—Leonard, Leonard, Yield them the tempting view of these rich treasures,

Canst thou not save us! But bar them from possession!

(LEONARD tries the lock-it opens with a violent (A portcullis falls before the door of

noise, and the Portcullis rises. A loud strain the Treasure Chamber.

of wild music.--There may be a Chorus here. Mortals, hear!

Oswald enters the apartment, and brings out No hand may ope that grate, except the Heir

a scroll,

(MS." And he as rich as ere was Devorgoil,

Wben Derorgoil was proudest." ]

» If it could be managed to render the rising of the lake visible, it would answer well for a coup-de-théâtre.

Leo. The lake is ebbing with as wondrous haste Os. Nor shall kind Katleen, lack As late it rose-the drawbridge is left dry!

Her portion in our happiness.

[fix'd— Os. This may explain the cause.

Kat. Thanks, my good lord, but Katleen's fate is (GULLCRAMMER offers to take it. There is a certain valiant forester,

But soft you, sir, Too much afear'd of ghosts to sleep anights We'll not disturb your learning for the matter; Io his lone cottage, without one to guard him.Yet, since you've borne a part in this strange drama, Leo. If I forget my comrade's faithful friendship, You shall not go unguerdon'd. Wise or learn’d, May I be lost to fortune, hope, and love! [scroll Modest or gentle, Heaven alone can make thee, Dur. Peace, all! and hear the blessing which this Being so much otherwise; but from this abundance Speaks unto faith, and constancy, and virtue. Thou shalt have that shall gild thine ignorance,

No more this castle's troubled guest, Exalt thy base descent, make thy presumption

Dark Erick's spirit hath sound rest. Seem modest confidence, and find thee hundreds

The storms of angry Fate are pastReady to swear that saine fool's-cap of thine

For Constancy defies their blast. Is reverend as a mitre.

[one! Of Devorgoil the daughter free Gull. Thanks, mighty baron, now no more a bare Shall wed the Heir of Aglionby; I will be quaint with him, for all his quips.

Nor ever more dishonour soil
(Aside. The rescued house of Devorgoil!'

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There is not, perhaps, upon record, a tale of horror which while the caitists of our day bend lo Mammon, the meanest gives us a more perfect picture than is afforded by the pre of the spirits who fell. The criminals, therefore, of former sent, of the violence of our ancestors, or the complicated times, drew their hellish inspiration from a loftier source crimes into which they were hurried, by what their wise, than is known to modern villains. The fever of unsated but ill-enforced laws, termed the heathenish and accursed ambition, the frenzy of ungratified revenge, the perfervidum practice of Deadly Feud. The author has tried to extract ingenium Scotorum, stigmatized by our jurists and our lesome dramatic scenes out of it; but he is conscious no exer gislators, held life but as passing breath; and such enormitions of his can increase the horror of that which is in itself ties as now sound like the acts of a madman, were then the so iniquitous. Yet if we look at modern events, we must familiar deeds of every offended noble. With these obsernot too hastily venture to conclude that our own times have vations we proceed to our story. so much the superiority over former days as we might at John Muir, or Mure, of Auchindrane, the contriver and first be tempted to infer. One great object bas indeed been executor of the following cruelties, was a gentleman of an obtained. The power of the laws extends over the country ancient family and good estate in the west of Scotland; universally, and if criminals at present sometimes escape bold, ambitious, treacherous to the last degree, and utterly punishment, this can only be by eluding justice,-not, as of unconscientious,-a Richard the Third in private life, inold, by defying it.

accessible alike to pity and to remorse. His view was to But the motives which influence modern rullians to com raise the power, and extend the grandeur, of his own famit actions at which we pause with wonder and horror, arise, mily. This gentleman had married the daughter of Sir in a great measure, from the thirst of gain. For the hope Thomas Kennedy of Barganie, who was, excepting the Earl of lucre, we have seen a wretch seduced to his fate, under of Cassilis, the most important person in all Carrick, the the pretext that he was to share in amusement and convi- district of Ayrshire which he inhabited, and where the name viality; and for gold, we have seen the meanest of wretches of Kennedy held so great a sway as to give rise to the popudeprived of life, and their miserable remains cheated of the lar rhyme,grave.

“'Twixt Wigton and the town of Air, Thc loftier, if equally cruel, feelings of pride, ambition,

Portpatrick and the Cruives of Cree,

No man need think for to bide there, and love of vengeance, were the idols of our forefathers,

Unless he court Saint Keppedie."

[ MS.-" The storms of angry Fale are post –

Constancy abides their blast.
of Devorgoil tbe daughler fair
Shall wed with Dacre's injured beir ;
The silver moou of Devorgoil." ]

("----Mommon led them on :

Mammon, the least erected spirit Ibat fell
From Heaven."-MILTON.

means.

Now, Mure of Aucblodrane, who had promised himself whose men were strongly posted and under cover. They high advancement by means of bis father-in-law Barganie, were received by a heavy fire. Barganie was slain. Mure saw, with envy and resentment, that his influence remained of Auchindrane, severely wounded in the thigh, became unsecond and inferior to the House of Cassilis, chief of all the able to sit his horse, and the leaders thus slain or disabled, Kennedys. The Earl was indeed a minor, but bis author- | their party drew off without continuing the action. It must ity was maintained, and his affairs well managed, by his be particularly observed, that Sir Thomas Kennedy remainuncle, Sir Thomas Kennedy of Cullayne, the brother to the ed neuter in this quarrel, considering his connexion with deceased Earl, and tutor and guardian to the present. This Auchindrane as too intimate to be broken even by his desire worthy gentleman supported his nephew's dignity and the lo assist his nephew. credit of the house so essectually, that Barganie's conse For this temperate and honourable conduct he met a quence was much thrown into the shade, and the ambi- vile reward; for Auchindrane, in resentment of the loss of tious Auchindrane, his son-in-law, saw no better remedy bis relative Barganie, and the downfall of his ambitious than to remove so formidable a rival as Cullayne by violent bopes, continued his practices against the life of Sir Thomas

of Cullayne, though totally innocent of contributing to For this purpose, in the year of God 1597, he came with either. Chance favoured his wicked purpose. a party of followers to the town of Maybole, (where Sir The Knight of Cullayne, finding bimself obliged to go to Thomas Kennedy of Cullayne then resided, and lay in am- Edinburgh on a particular day sent a message by a servant bush in an orchard, through which he knew his destined to Mure, in wbich he told him, in the most unsuspecting victim was to pass, in returning homewards from a house confidence, the purpose of his journey, and named the road where he was engaged to sup. Sir Thomas Kennedy came which he proposed to take, inviting Mure to meet him at alone, and unattended, when he was suddenly fired upon Duppill, to the west of the town of Ayr, a place appointed, by Auchindrane and his accomplices, who, having missed for the purpose of giving bim any commissions which he their aim, drew their swords, and rushed upon him to slay might have for Edinburgh, and assuring his treacherous ally him. But the party thus assailed at disadvantage, had the he would attend to any business which he might bare in the good fortune to hide himself for that time in a ruinous house, Scottish metropolis as anxiously as to his own. Sir Thomas where he lay concealed till the inhabitants of the place came Kennedy's message was carried to the town of Maybole, to his assistance.

where his messenger, for some trivial reason, bad the imSir Thomas Kennedy prosecuted Mure for this assault, port committed to writing by a schoolmaster in that town, who, finding himself in danger from the law, made a sort and despatched it to its destination by means of a poor stuof apology and agreement with the Lord of Cullayne, lo dent, named Dalrymple, instead of carrying it to the house whose daughter he united his eldest son, in testimony of the of Auchindrane in person. closest friendship in future. This agreement was sincere This suggested to Mure a diabolical plot. Having thus on the part of Kennedy, who, after it had been entered into, received tidings of Sir Thomas Kennedy's motions, he conshowed himself Auchindrane's friend and assistant on all oc ceived the infernal purpose of having the confiding friend casions. But it was most false and treacherous on that of who sent the information, waylaid and murdered at the Mure, who continued to nourish the purpose of murdering place appointed to meet with him, not only in friendship, his new friend and ally on the first opportunity.

but for the purpose of rendering him service. He dismissed Auchindrane's first attempt to effect this, was by means The messenger Dalrymple, cautioning the lad to carry back of the young Gilbert Kennedy of Barganie, (for old Barga- the letter to Maybole, and to say tbat he had not found him, nie, Auchindrane's father-in-law, was dead,) whom he per- | Auchindrane, in his house. Having taken this precaution, suaded to brave the Earl of Cassilis, as one who usurped an he proceeded to instigate the brother of the slain Gilbert of undue influence over the rest of the name. Accordingly, Barganie, Thomas Kennedy of Drum-urghie by name, and this hot-headed youth, at the instigation of Auchindrane, Walter Mure of Cloncaird, a kinsman of his own, to take rode past the gate of the Earl of Cassilis, without waiting this opportunity of revenging Barganie's death. The fiery on his chief, or sending him any message of civility. This young men were easily induced to undertake the crime. lcd to mutual defiance, being regarded by the Earl, accord- They waylaid the unsuspecting Sir Thomas of Cullayne at ing to the ideas of the time, as a personal insult. Both par- the place appointed to meet the traitor Auchindrane, and tics took the field with their followers, at the head of about the murderers having in company five or six servants, well two hundred and fisty men on each side. The action which mounted and armed, assaulted and cruelly murdered him epsued was shorter and less bloody than might have been with many wounds. They then plundered the dead corpse expected. Young Barganie, with the rashness of headlong of his purse, containing a thousand merks in gold, cut courage, and Auchindrane, fired by deadly enmity to the off the gold buttons which he wore on his coat, and desHouse of Cassilis, made a precipitate attack on the Earl, 1 poiled the body of some valuable rings and jewels.'

["No papers which have hitherto been discovered appear to afford so striking a picture of the savage state of barbarism into which ibat country must have sunk, as the following Bond by the Earl of Cassilis, to his brother and beir-apparent, Hew, Master of Cassilis. The uncle of Ibese young men, Sir Thomas Kennedy of Cuizean, Tutor of Cassilis, as tbo reader will recollect, was murdered, May 11th, 1602, by Aucbindrane's accomplices.

" The Master of Cassilis, for many years previous so that event, was in open bostility to his brother. During all ibat period, bowever, the Master maintained habits of the closest intimacy with Auchindrane and his dissolule associates, and actually joined bim in various hostile enterprises against his brother the Earl. The occurrence of tbe Laird of Culzean's murder was embraced by their mutual friends, as a fitting opportunity to effect a permanent reconciliation between tbe brothers ; .bot' (as the Historie of the Kennedies,' p. 59, quaintiy informs us ) the cuntry thocht ibat he wald not be eiroest in that cause, for the auld luist betuis bim and Aucbindrayne. The unprincipled Earl, I whose sobriquet, and ibat of some

of his ancestors, was King of Carrick, to denote the boundless sway which he exercised over his own vassals and ibe inhabitants of that district.) relying on bis brother's necessities, held out the infamous bribe contained io the following Bond, to joduce his brotber, the Master of Cass!lis, to murder his former friend, the old Laird of Aucbindrane. Though there be honour among thieves, it would secm that tbere is pone among assassins ; for the younger brother insisted upon having tbe price of blood assured to bim by a written document, drawn up in the form of a regular Bond!

“ Judging by ibe Earl's former and subsequent bistory, be probably Ibonght ibat, in either event, bis purposes would be attained, by killing two birds with one stone. On the other hand, however, it is but doing justice to the Master's acuteness, and the experience acquired under his quondam preceptor, Auchiudrane, that we sbould liken ise conjecture that, on bis part, be would hold firm possession of tbe Boud, to be used as a checkinate against his brother, should be think it afterwards to turn bis heel upon bim, or attempt to betray him into the bands of Justice.

The revenge due for his uncle's murder was keenly pur- | James Bannatyne. This man he commissioned to meet sued by the Earl of Cassilis. As the murderers fled from him at ten o'clock at night on the sea-sands near Girvan, trial, they were declared outlaws; which doom, being pro- and bring with him the unfortunate Dalrymple, the object nounced by three blasts of a horn, was called "being put of his fear and dread. The victim seems to have come with to the horn, and declared the king's rebel.” Mure of Au- Bannatyne without the least suspicion, though such might chindrane was strongly suspected of having been the insti- bave been raised by the time and place appointed for the gator of the crime. But he conceived there could be no meeting. When Bannatyne and Dalrymple came to the evidence to prove his guilt if he could keep the boy Dal-appointed spot, Auchindrane met them, accompanied by rymple out of the way, who delivered the letter which made bis eldest son, James. Old Auchindrade, baving taken him acquainted with Cullayne's journey, and the place at Bannatyne aside, imparted his bloody purpose of ridding which he meant to halt. On the contrary, he saw, that if himself of Dalrymple for ever, by murdering bim on the the lad could be produced at the trial, it would afford ground spot. His own life and honour were, he said, endangered of fatal presumption, since it could be then proved that per by the manner in which this inconvenient witness repeatedly sons so nearly connected with him as Kennedy and Clon thrust himself back into Ayrshire, and nothing could secaird had left his house, and committed the murder at the cure his safety but taking the lad's life, in which action very spot which Cullayne had fixed for their meeting. he requested James Bannatyne's assistance. Bannatyne

To avoid this imminent danger Mure brought Dalrymple felt some compunction, and remonstrated against the cruel to his house, and detained bim there for several weeks. expedient, saying, it would be better to transport Dalrymple But the youth tiring of this confinement, Mure sent him to to Ireland, and take precautions against bis return. While reside with a friend, Montgomery of Skellmorly, who main- old Auchindrane seemed disposed to listen to this proposal, tained him under a borrowed name, amid the desert regions his son concluded that the time was come for accomplishing of tbe then almost savage island of Arran. Being confident the purpose of their meeting, and, without waiting the terin the absence of this material witness, Auchindrane, in mination of his father's conference with Bannatyne, he rushstead of flying, like his agents Drum-urghie and Cloncaird, ed suddenly on Dalrymple, beat bim to the ground, and, presented himself boldly at the bar, demanded a fair trial, kneeling down on him, with his father's assistance accomand offered his person in combat to the death against any plished the crime, by strangling the unhappy object of their of Lord Cassilis's friends who might impugn his innocence. fear and jealousy. Bannatyne, the witness, and partly the This audacity was successful, and he was dismissed with accomplice, of the murder, assisted them in their attempt to out trial.

make a hole in the sand with a spade which they had brought Still, however, Mure did not consider himself safe, so on purpose, in order to conceal the dead body. But as the long as Dalrymple was within the realm of Scotland; and tide was coming in, the holes which they made filled with the danger grew more pressing, when he learned that the water before they could get the body buried, and the ground lad had become impatient of the restraint which he sustain seemed, to their terrified consciences, to refuse to be accesed in the island of Arran, and returned to some of his friends sory to concealing their crime. Despairing of hiding the in Ayrshire. Mure no sooner heard of this than he again corpse in the manner they proposed, the murderers carried oblained possession of the boy's person, and a second time it out into the sea as deep as they dared wade, and there concealed bim at Aucbindrane, until he found an opportu abandoned it to the billows, trusting that a wind, which nity to transport him to the Low Countries, where he con was blowing off the shore, would drive these remains of trived to have him enlisted in Buccleuch's regiment; trust their crime out to sea, where they would never more be ing, doubtless, that some one of the numerous chances of heard of. But the sea, as well as the land, seemed unwillwar might destroy the poor young man whose life was so ing to conceal their cruelty. After floating for some hours, dangerous to him.

or days, the dead body was, by the wind and tide, again But after five or six years' uncertain safety, bought at the driven on shore, near the very spot where the murder bad espence of so much violence and cunning, Auchindrane's been committed. fears were exasperated into frenzy, when he found this dan This altracted general attention, and when the corpse was gerous witness, baving escaped from all the perils of climate known to be that of the same William Dalrymple whom and battle, had lest, or been discharged from, the Legion Auchindrane bad so often spirited out of the country, or of Borderers, and had again accomplished bis return to concealed when he was in it, a strong and general suspicion Ayrshire. There is ground to suspect that Dalrymple knew rose, that this young person had met with foul play from the nature of the hold which he possessed over Aucbin the bold bad man who had shown himself so much interested drane, and was desirous of extorting from bis fears some in his absence. It was always said, or supposed, that the better provision than he had found either in Arran or the dead body had bled at the approach of a grandchild of Mure Netherlands. But if so, it was a fatal experiment to tamper of Auchindrane, a girl who, from curiosity, had come to look with the fears of such a man as Auchiudrane, who deter at a sight which others crowded to see. Thc bleeding of a mined to rid himself effcctually of this unhappy young murdered corpse at the touch of the murderer, was a thing at man.

that time so much believed, that it was admitted as a proof of Mure now lodged him in a house of his own, called Cha guilt; but I know no case, save that of Auchindrane, in wbich peldonan, tenanted by a vassal and connexion of his called the phenomenon was supposed to be extended to the approach

"The following is a correct copy of the Bond granted by the Earl :- We, Johne, Earle of Cassilis, Lord Kennedy, etc., biodis and oblissis ws, that bowsovne our broder, llew Kennedy of Brounstoun, with his complices, taikis the Laird of Aucbindraneis lyf, that we sall mak guid and thankfull payment to bim and Ibame, of the sow me of tuellt huudred merkis, logidder with corne to sex borsis, ay and qub!ll' we ressaw thame in boushald wilb our sell : Beginning the tirst payment immediatlle efter tbair commit

ting of tbe said deid. Attour, howsovne we ressaw thame io houshald, we sall pay to the lwa serwing genuillmen the fels, yelrlie, as vor awin houshald serwandis. And heirto we obliss ws, ypoun our bonour. Subseryvit with our band, at Maybole, the ferd day of September, 1602.

JOUNE ERLE OFF CASSILIS.""

PITCAIRN's Criminal Trials of Scolland, vol. ill. p. 622. )

"Aye and until.

* Receive.

3. Moreover.

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