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NOTE 0, p 85,-CLAVERHOUSE'S CHARGKR. church, but the same supremacy which Presbytery had to

quired in Scotland after the treaty of Rippon, betwixt Charla It appears, from the letter of Claverhouse afterwards quoted, 1. and his Scottish subjects, in 1640. that the horse on which he rode at Drumelog was not black, The fact is, that they conceived themselves a chosen people, bus sorrel. The author has been misled as to the colour by the sent forth to extirpate the heathen, like the Jews of old, and many extraordinary traditions current in Scotland concerning under a similar charge to show no quarter. Clavcrhouse's famous black charger, which was generally be- The historian of the Insurrection of Bothwell makes the follieved to have been a gift to its rider from the Author of Evil, lowing explicit avowal of the principles on which their General who is said to have performed the Cæsarean operation upon its acted: dam. This horse was so fleet, and its rider so expert, that they “ Mr Hamilton discovered a great deal of bravery and valoar, are said to have outstripped and coted, or turned, a hare upon both in the conflict with, and pursuit of, the enemy; but when the Bran-Law, near the head of Moffat Water, where the de. he and some other were pursuing the enemy, others flew too scent is so precipitous, that no merely earthly horse could keep greedily upon the spoil, small as it was, instead of pursuing its feet, or merely mortal rider could keep the saddle.

the victory; and some, without Mr Hamilton's knowledge, and There is a curious passage in the testimony of John Dick, directly contrary to his express command, gave five of those one of the suffering Presbyterians, in which the author, by de- bloody enemies quarter, and then let them go; this gratis scribing each of the persecutors by their predominant quallties grieved Mr Hamilton when he saw some of Babel's brats spared, or passions, shows how little their best-loved attributes would after that the Lord had delivered them into their hands, that avail them in the great day of judgment. When he introduces they might dash them against the stones. Psalm cxxxvii. 9. In Claverhouse, it is to reproach him with his passion for horses his own account of this, he reckons the sparing of these en in general, and for that steed in particular, which was killed at mies, and letting them go, to be among their first stepping Drumclog in the manner described in the text:

aside, for which he feared that the Lord would not honour them As for that bloodthirsty wretch, Claverhouse, how thinks to do much more for him; and says, that he was neither for he to shelter himself that day? Is it possible the pitiful thing taking favours from, nor giving favours to the Lord's enernies." can be so mad as to think to secure himself by the fleetness of See Å true and impartial Account of the persecuted Prixbytes his horse (a creature he has so much respect for, that he re- rians in Scotland, their being in arms, and defeat at Bothed! garded more the loss of his horse at Drumclog, than all the Brig), in 1679, by William Wilson, late Schoolmaster in the men that fell there, and sure there fell prettier men on either parish of Douglas. The reader who would authenticate the side than himself?) No, sure - Could he fall upon a chemist quotation, must not consult any other edition than that of 167 that could extract the spirit out of all the horses in the world, for somehow or other the publisher of the last edition lias nutand infuse them into his one, though he were on that horse ted this remarkable part of the narrative. never 80 well mounted, le need not dream of escaping."The Sir Robert Hamilton himself felt neither remorse nor share Testimony to the Doctrine, Worship, Discipline, and Govern- for having put to death one of the prisoners after the battle ment of the Church of Scotland, &c. as it was left in write by with his own hand, which appears to have been a charge ains that truly pious and eminently faithful, and now glorified him, by some whose fanaticism was less exalted than his own Martyr, Mr John Dick. To which is added, his last Speech " As for that accusation they bring against me of killing that and Behavior on the Scaffold, on 5th March 1684, which day poor man (as they call him) at Drumclog, I may easily gues he sealed this testimony. 57 pp. 4to. No year or place of publi- that my accusers can be no other but some of the house of Saal cation.

or Shimei, or some such risen again to espouse that poor antle The reader may perhaps receive some farther information on man (Saul) his quarrel against honest Samuel, for his offering the subject of Cornet Grahame's death and the flight of Claver- to kill that poor man Agag, after the king's giving him qua house, from the following Latin lines, a part of a poem entitled ter. But I, being to command that day, gave out the word Bellum Bothuellianum, by Andrew Guild, which exists in ma- that no quarter should be given ; and returning from pursuing Duscript in the Advocates' Library :

Claverhouse, one or two of these fellows were standing in the “ Mons est occiduus, surgit qui celsus in oris,

midst of a company of our friends, and some were debating for (Nomine Loudunum) fossis puteisque profundis

quarter, others against it. None could blame me to decide the Quot scatet hic tellus, et aprico gramine tectus:

controversy, and I bless the Lord for it to this day. There were Huc collecta (ait), numeroso milite cincta,

five more that without my knowledge got quarter, who WERE Turba ferox, matres, pueri, innuptæque puellæ,

brought to me after we were a mile from the place as having Quam parat egregia Græmus dispersere turma.

got quarter, which I reckoned among the first steppings aside; Venit et primo campo discedere cogit;

and seeing that spirit amongst us at that time, I then told is Post hos et alios, cæno provolvit inerti:

to some that were with me to my best remembrance, it At numerosa cohors, campum dispersa per omnem,

honest old John Nisbet), that I feared the Lord would not hom Circumfusa, ruit; turmasque, indagine captar,

nour us to do much more for him. I shall only say this, - ! Aggreditur; virtus non hic, nec profuit ensis;

desire to bless his holy name, that since ever he helped me to

set my face to his work, I never bad, nor would take, a favour Corripuere fugam, viridi sed gramine tectis,

from enemies, either on right or left hand, and desired to give Precipitata perit, fossis, pars ultima, quorum

as few."
Cornipedes hæsere luto, sessore rejecto:
Tum rabiosa cohors, misereri nescia, stratos

The preceding passage is extracted from a long vindication of
Invadit laceratque viros : hic signifer, elieu !

his own conduct, sent by Sir Robert Hamilton, 7th December

1685, addressed to the anti-Popish, anti-Prelatic, anti-ErasTrajectus globulo, Græmus, quo fortior alter, Inter Scotigenas fuerat, nec justior ulus:

tian, anti-sectarian true Presbyterian remnant of the Church lun: manibus rapuere feris, faciemque virilem

of Scotland; and the substance is to be found in the work or Fadarunt, lingua, auriculis, manibusque resectis,

collection, called, " Faithful Contendings Displayed, collected Aspera diffuso spargentes saxa cerebro:

and transcribed by John Howie." Vix dux ipse fuga salvo, namque exta trahebat

As the skirmish of Drumclog has been of late the subject of Vulnere tardatus sonipes generosus hiante:

some inquiry, the reader may be curious to see Claverhouse's Insequitur clamore cohors fanatica, namque

own account of the affair, in a letter to the Earl of Linlithgow,

written immediately after the action. Crudelis semper timidus, si vicerit unquam.

This gazette, as it may be called, occurs in the volume called Dundee's Letters, printed MS. Bellum Bothuellianum. by Mr Smythe of Methven, as a contribution to the Bannatyne

Club. The original is in the library of the Duke of Bucking Note P, p. 68,- SKIRMISH AT DRUMCLOG.

ham. Claverhouse, it may be observed, spells like a chamber

maid. This affair, the only one in which Claverhouse was defeated, or the insurgent Cameronians successful, was fought pretty

“ FOR THE EARLE OF LINLITHGOW. much in the manner mentioned in the text. The Royalists lost about thirty or forty men. The commander of the Presbyte

(COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF KING CHARLES U 'S FORCES rian, or rather Covenanting party, was Mr Robert Hamilton, of

IN SCOTLAND. ) the honourable House of Preston, brother of Sir William Ha

Glaskow, Jun, the I, 1679. milton, to whose title and estate he afterwards succeeded; but, “MY LORD,–Upon Saturday's night, when my Lord Raise according to his biographer, Howie of Lochgoin, he never took came into this place, I marched out, and because of the inse possession of either, as he could not do so without acknowledg. lency that had been done tue nights before at Ruglen, I went ing the right of King William (an uncovenarted monarch) to thither and inquyred for the names. So soon as I got them, the crown. Hamilton had been bred by Bishop Burnet, while the latter lived at Glasgow; his brother, Sir Thomas, having those rogues, but also ane intercomend minister called King.

sent our partys to sease on them, and found not only three of married a sister of that historian. He was then," says the We had them at Strevan about six in the morning yesterday i Bishop, “a lively, hopeful, young man; but getting into that and resolving to convey them to this, I thought that we might company, and into their notions, he became a crack-brained make

a little tour to see if we could fall upon a conventice; enthusiast."

which we did, little to our advantage; for when we came in sigte Several well-meaning persons have been much scandalized at of them, we found them drawn up in batell, upon s most ad the manner in which the victors are said to have conducted ventageous ground, to which there was no coming but through themselves towards the prisoners at Drun.clog. But the prin- mosses and lakes. They wer not preaching, and had got away ciple of these poor fanatics (I mean the high-flying, or Came- all there women and childring. They consisted of four best ronian party) was to obtain not merely toleration for their millons of foot, and

all well armed with fusils and pitchforka, and

three squadrons of horse. We sent both partys to skirmish, they The royalists celebrated their victory in stauzas of equal me. of foot and we of dragoons; they run for it, and sent down & rit. Specimens of both may be found in the curious collection battaillon of foot against them; we sent threescore of dragoons, of Fugitive Scottish Poetry, principally of the Seventeenth who made them run again shamfully; but in end they percai: Century, printed for the Messrs Laing, Edinburgh. ving that we had the better of them in skirmish, they resolved a generall engadgment, and imediatly advanced with there foot, Note T, p. 104,- MODERATE PRESBYTERIANS. the horse folowing; they came throght the lotche; the greatest body of all made up against my troupe ; we keeped our fyre till The author does not, by any means, desire that Poundtext they wer within ten pace of us: they recaived our fyr, and ad- should be regarded as a just representation of the moderate vanced to shok; the first they gave us broght down the Coronet | presbyterians, among whom were many ministers whose couMr Crafford and Captain Bleith, besides that with a pitchfork rage was equal to their good sense and sound views of religion. they made such an openeing in my rone horse's belly, that his Were he to write the tale anew, he would probably endeavour guts hung out half an elle, and yet he caryed me af an myl; to give the character a higher turn. It is certain, however, that which so discoraged our men, that they sustained not the shok, the Cameronians imputed to their opponents in opinion conbut fell into disorder. There horse took the occasion of this, and cerning the Indulgence, or others of their strained and fanatical purseued us so hotly that we had no tym to rayly. I saved the notions, a disposition not only to seek their own safety, but to standarts, but lost on the place about aight or ten men, besides enjoy themselves. Hamilton speaks of three clergymen of this wounded; but the dragoons lost many mor. They ar not com description as follows: esily af on the other side, for I sawe severall of them fall befor “They pretended great zeal against the Indulgence; but we cam to the shok. I mad the best retraite the confusion of alas! that was all their practice, otherwise being but very gross, our people would suffer, and I am now laying with my Lord which I shall but hint at in short. When great Cameron and Rosse. "The toun of Streven drew up as we was making our those with him were taking many a cold blast and storm in the retrait, and thoght of a pass to cut us off, but we took courage fields, and among the cot-houses in Scotland, these three han and fell to them, made them run, leaving a dousain on the place. for the most part their residence in Glasgow, where they found What these rogues will dou yet I know not, but the contry was good quarter and a full table, which I doubt not but some beflocking to them from all hands. This may be counted the be- stowed upon them from real affection to the Lord's cause; and gining of the rebellion, in my opinion.

when these three were together, their greatest work was who “I am, my lord,

should make the finest and sharpest roundel, and breathe the '" Your lordship's most humble servant, quickest jests upon one another, and to tell what valiant acts

" J. GRAHAME. they were to do, and who could laugh loudest and most heartily “ My lord, I am so wearied, and so sleaps that I have wry

among them; and when at any time they came out to the counton this very confusedly."

try, whatever other things they liad, they were careful each of them to have a great task of brandy with them, which was

very heavy to some, particularly to Mr Cameron, Mr Cargill, NOTE Q, p. 93,- FEUDS.

and Henry Hall - I shall name no more."-Faithful ContendThese feuds, which tore to pieces the little army of insurgents, | ings, p. 198. turned merely on the point whether the king's interest or royal authority was to be owned or not, and whether the party in Note V, p. 106,- GENERAL DALZELL, USUALLY CALLED arms were to be contented with a free exercise of their own re

TOM DALZELL. ligion, or insist upon the re-establishment of Presbytery in its supreme authority, and with full power to predominate over

In Crichton's Memoirs, edited by Swift, where a particular all other forms of worship. The few country gentlemen who

account of this remarkable person's dress and habits is given, joined the insurrection, with the most sensible part of the cler

he is said never to have worn boots. The following account of gy, thought it best to limit their demands to what it might be

his rencounter with John Paton of Meadowhead, showed, that possible to attain. But the party who urged these moderate

in action at least he wore pretty stout ones, unless the reader views were termed by the more zealous bigots, the Erastian

be inclined to believe in the truth of his having a charm, which party,-men, namely, who were willing to place the church un

made him proof against lead. der the influence of the civil government, and therefore they

“ Dalzell," says Paton's biographer, “ advanced the whole accounted them, a snare upon Mizpah, and a net spread upon

left wing of his army on Colonel Wallace's right. Here Captain Tabor." See the Life of Sir Robert Hamilton in the Scottish

Paton behaved with great courage and gallantry. Dalzell, Worthies, and his account of the battle of Bothwell Bridge, knowing him in the former wars, advanced upon him himself, passim.

thinking to take him prisoner. Upon his approach, each pre

sented his pistol. On their first discharge, Captain Paton, perNote R, p. 96,- GIBBET.

ceiving his pistol ball to liop upon Dalzell's boots, and know

ing what was the cause (he having proof), put his hand in his The Cameronians had suffered persecution, but it was with

pocket for some small pieces of silver he had there for the purout learning mercy. We are informed by Captain Crichton, pose, and put one of them into his other pistol. But Dalzell, that they had set up in their amp a huge gibbet, or gallows, having his eye upon him in the meanwhile, retired behind liia having many hooks upon it, with a coil of new ropes lying be

own man, who by that means was slain." side it, for the execution of such royalists as they might make prisoners. Guild, in his Bellum Bochucllianum, describes this

Note V, p. 119,- HAXTON. machine particularly.

David Hackston of Rathillet, who was wounded and made NOTE 8, p. 103,— ROYAL ARMY AT BOTHWELL BRIDGE.

prisoner in the skirmish of Air's-Moss, in which the celebrated

Cameron fell, was, on entering Edinburgh, “ by order of the A Cameronian muse was awakened from slumber on this Council, received by the Magistrates at the Watergate, and set doleful occasion, and gave the following account of the mus

on a horse's bare back with his face to the tail, and the other ter of the royal forces, in poetry nearly as melancholy as the

three laid on a goad of iron, and carried up the street, Mr Casu hject:

meron's head being on a halberd before them."
“ They marched east through Lithgow town
For to enlarge their forces;

Note W, p. 121,- GENERAL DALZELL.
And sent for all the north country
To come, both foot and horses.

The General is said to have struck one of the captive whigs,

when under examination, with the hilt of his sabre, so that the Montrose did come and Athole both,

blood gushed out. The provocation for this unmanly violence And with them many more;

was, that the prisoner had called the fierce veteran" a MusAnd all the Highland Amorites

covy beast, who used to roast men." Dalzell had been long in That had been there before.

the Russian service, which in those days was no school of hu

The Lowdien Mallisha 1 they

Care with their coats of blew;
Five hundred men from London came,

Claid in a reddish hue.

This incident is taken from a story in the History of AppariWhen they were assembled one and all.

tions written by Daniel Defoe, under the assumed name of MorA full brigade were they ;

ton. To abridge the narrative, we are under the necessity of Like to a pack of hellish hounds,

omitting many of those particular circumstances which give the Roreing after their prey.

fictions of this tuost ingenious author such a lively air of truth.

A gentleman married a lady of family and fortune, and had When they were all provided well,

one son by her, after which the lady died. The widower afterIn armour and amonition,

wards united himself in a second marriage ; and his wife proved Then thither wester did they come,

such a very stepmother to the heir of the first marriage, that, Most cruel of intention."

discontented with his situation, he left his father's house, and set out on distant travels. His father heard from him ocrasion

ally, and the young man for some time drew regularly for cer1 Lothian Milita.

tain allowances which were settled upon him. Ai length, owing said, “ Lads, you are very busy enlarging and repairing that “ This martyre was by Peter Inglis shot,

to the instigation of his mother-in-law, one of his draughts was Thus was the head which was to wear the croun, refused, and the bill returned dishonoured.

A foot-ball made by a profane dragoon." After receiving this affront, the youth drew no bills, and wrote no more letters, nor did his father know in what part of In Dundee's Letters, Captain Inglish, or Inglis, is repeatedly the world he was The stepmother seized the opportunity to mentioned as commanding a troop of horse. represent the young man as deceased, and to urge her husband to settle his estate anew upon her children, of whom she had

NOTE Z, p. 144,- THE RETREATS OF THE COVENANTEMA. several. The father for a length of time positively refused to disinherit his son, convinced as he was, in his own mind, that

The severity of persecution often drove the sufferers to hide he was still alive.

themselves in dens and caves of the earth, where they had not At length, worn out by his wife's importunities, he agreed

only to struggle with the real dangers of damp, darkness, and to execute the new deeds, if his son did not return within a

famine, but were called upon, in their disordered imaginations, year. During the interval, there were many violent disputes be

to oppose the infernal powers by whom such caverns were be

lieved to be haunted. Å very romantic scene of rocks, thickets, tween the husband and wife, upon the subject of the family and cascades, called Creehope Linn, on the estate of Mr Men, settlements. In the midst of one of these altercations, the lady

teath of Closeburn, is said to have been the retreat of some of was startled by seeing a hand at a casement of the window :

these enthusiasts, who judged it safer to face the apparitions by but as the iron hasps, according to the ancient fashion, fastened which the place was thought to be haunted, than to expose in the inside, the hand seemed to essay the fastenings, and being themselves to the rage of their mortal enemies. unable to undo them, was immediately withdrawn. The lady,

Another remarkable encounter betwixt the Foul Fiend and forgetting the quarrel with her husband, exclaimed that there

the champions of the Covenant, is preserved in certain rode was some one in the garden. The husband rushed out, but

rhymes, not yet forgotten in Ettrick Forest. Two men, it is could find no trace of any intruder, while the walls of the gar

said, by name Halbert Dobson and David Dun, constructed den seemed to render it impossible for any such to have made

for themselves a place of refuge in a hidden ravine of a Fery his escape. He therefore taxed his wife with having fancied that which she supposed she saw. She maintained the accuracy of

savage character, by the side of a considerable waterfall, near

the head of Moffat water. Here, concealed from human foes, her sight; on which her husband observed, that it must have

they were assailed by Satan himself, who came upon them QTİDbeen the devil, who was apt to haunt those who had evil con

ning and making mouths, as if trying to frighten them, and sciences. This tart remark brought back the matrimonial dia

disturb their devotions. The wanderers, more incensed than logue to its original current. “It was no devil," said the lady,

astonished at this supernatural visitation, assailed their ghostly “ but the ghost of your son come to tell you he is dead, and that

visitor, buffeted him soundly with their Bibles, and compelled you may give your estate to your bastards, since you will not settle it on the lawful heirs."-" It was my son," said he,

him at length to change himself into the resemblance of a pack " come to tell me that he is alive, and ask you how you can be shape which he assumed was probably desimed to excite the

of dried hides, in which shape he rolled down the cascade. The such a devil as to urge me to disinherit him;" with that he started up and exclaimed, “ Alexander, Alexander ! if you are

cupidity of the assailants, who, as Souters of Selkirk, might alive, show yourself, and do not let me be insulted every day good leather.' Thus,

have been disposed to attempt something to save a package of with being told you are dead." At these words, the casement which the hand had been seen

“ Hab Dab and David Din, at, opened of itself, and his son Alexander looked in with a full

Dang the Deil ower Dabson's Linn." face, and,

staring directly on the mother with an angry countenance, cried, “Here!" and then vanished in a moment. The popular verses recording this feat, to which Burns seems The lady, though much frightened at the apparition, had wit

to have been indebted for some hints in his “ Address to the enough to make it serve her own purpose; for, as the spectre Deil," may be found in the Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, appeared at her husband's summons, she made affidavit that he

vol. ii. had a familiar spirit who appeared when he called it. To escape

It cannot be matter of wonder to any one at all acquainted from this discreditable charge, the poor husband agreed to make with human nature, that superstition should have aggravated, the new settlement of the estate in the terms demanded by the by its horrors, the apprehensions to which men of enthusiastie unreasonable lady.

character were disposed by the gloomy haunts to which they A meeting of friends was held for that purpose, the new deed

had fled for refuge. was executed, and the wife was about to cancel the former settlement by tearing the seal, when on a sudden they heard a NOTE 2 A, rusling noise in the parlour in which they sat, as if something

, p. 146,- PREDICTIONS OF THE COVENANTERS. had come in at the door of the room which opened from the The sword of Captain John Paton of Meadowhead, a Came hall, and then had gone through the room towards the garden- ronian famous for his personal prowess, bore testimony to his door, which was shut; they were all surprised at it, for the sound exertions in the cause of the Covenant, and was typical of the was very distinct, but they saw nothing.

oppressions of the times. “ This sword or short shabble" (sctaThis rather interrupted the business of the meeting, but the bla, Italian) “yet remains," says Mr Howie of Lochgoin." It persevering lady brought them back to it. "I am not fright- was then by his progenitors" (meaning descendants, a rather ened,” said she, “not I. - Come," said she to her husband, unusual use of the word) 'counted to have twenty-eight gaps haughtily, “I'll cancel the old writings if forty devils were in in its edge; which made them afterwards observe, that there the room;" with that she took up one of the deeds, and was

were just as many years in the time of the persecution as there about to tear off the seal. But the double-ganger, or Eidolon, were steps or broken pieces in the edge thereof."-Scottish Porn of Alexander, was as pertinacious in guarding the rights of his thics, edit. 1797, p. 419. principal, as his stepmother in invading them.

The persecuted party, as their circumstances led to their The same moment she raised the paper to destroy it, the placing a due and sincere reliance on heaven, when earth was casement flew open, though it was fast in the inside just as it

scarce permitted to bear them, fell naturally into enthusiastic was before, and the shadow of a body was seen as standing in the garden without, the face looking into the room, and staring

credulity, and, as they imagined, direct contention with the

powers of darkness, so they conceived some amongst them to directly at the woman with a stern and angry countenance. be possessed of a power of prediction, which,

though they did “ HOLD!" said the spectre, as if speaking to the lady, and im not exactly call it inspired prophecy, seems to have approached, mediately closed the window and vanished. After this second in their opinion, very nearly to it. The subject of these pre interruption, the new settlement was cancelled by the consent dictions was generally of a melancholy

nature ; for it is during of all concerned, and Alexander, in about four or five months such times of blood and confusion that after, arrived from the East Indies, to which he had gone four years before from London in a Portuguese ship. He could “ Pale-eyed prophets whisper fearful change." give no explanation of what had happened, excepting that he dreamed his father had written liim an angry letter, tlireaten

The celebrated Alexander Peden was haunted by the terror ing to disinherit him. --The History and Reality of Appari.

of a French invasion, and was often heard to exclaim, “Oh, tions, chap. viii.

the Monzies, the French Monzies” (for Monsieurs, doubtless,

“how they run! How long will they run ? Oh Lord, cut their NOTE Y, p. 142,- INGLIS.

houghs, and stay their running!" He afterwards declared that

French blood would run thicker in the waters of Ayr and Clyde The deeds of a man, or rather a monster, of this name, are than ever did that of the Highlandmen. Upon another octarecorded upon the tombstone of one of those martyrs which it

sion, he said he had been made to see the French marching was Old Mortality's delight to repair. I do not remember the with their armies through the length and breadth of the land name of the murdered person, but the circumstances of the in the blood of all ranks, up to the bridle reins, and that for a crime were so terrible to my childish imagination, that I am

burned, broken, and buried covenant. confident the following copy of the Epitaph will be found nearly

Gabriel Semple

also prophesied. In passing by the house of correct, although I have not seen the original for forty years at

Kenmure, to which workmen were making some additions, be least.

house, but it will be burned like a crow's nest in a misty May

morning;" which accordingly came to pass, the house being By birth a tiger rather than a Scot; Who, that his hellish offspring might be seen,

burned by the English forces in a cloudy May morning. Other Cut off his head, then kick'd it o'er the green;

instances might be added, but these are enough to show ue

character of the people and times. 816


P. 522.

NOTE 2 B, p. 160,- JONN BALFOUR, CALLED BURLEY. to the law of the Lord, Gen. fx. 8, Whoso sheddeth man's

blood, by man shall his blood be shed."-Scottish Worthies, The return of John Balfour of Kinloch, called Burley, to Scotland, as well as his violent death in the manner described, It was reserved for this historian to discover that the modeis entirely fictitious. He was wounded at Bothwell Bridge, ration of King William, and his prudent anxiety to prevent when he uttered the execration transferred to the text, not that perpetuating of factious quarrels, which is called in momuch in unison with his religious pretensions. He afterwards dern times Reaction, were only adopted in consequence of the escaped to Holland, where he found refuge, with other fugitives death of John Balfour, called Burley. of that disturbed period. His biographer seems simple enough The late Mr Wemyss of Wemyss Hall, in Fifeshire, sucto believe that he rose high in the Prince of Orange's favour, ceeded to Balfour's property in late times, and had several acand observes, “That having still a desire to be avenged upon counts, papers, articles of dress, &c. which belonged to the old those who persecuted the Lord's cause and people in Scotland, homicide. it is said he obtained liberty from the Prince for that purpose, His name seems stin to exist in Holland or Flanders; for in but died at sea before his arrival in Scotland; whereby that de- the Brussels papers of 28th July 1828, Lieutenant-Colonel Balsign was never accomplished, and so the land was never cleansed four de Burleigh, is named Commandant of the troops of the by the blood of them who had shed innocent blood, according King of the Netherlands in the West Indies




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