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LEGEND OF ARGYLE.

LEGEND OF ARGYLE;

OR,

"TIS A HUNDRED YEARS SINCE.

ARGYLE, the State's whole thunder horn to wield,
And shake alike the Senate and the Field .

POPE.

IN THREE VOLU

VOL. III.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR G. & W. B. WHITTAKER,

AVE-MARIA LANE.

1963

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19 DEC 1963

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LONDON: SUACKELL AND ARROWSMITH, JOHNSON'S-COURT.

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LEGEND OF ARGYLE.

CHAPTER I.

Whose Tower is yon tbat shines sae bright;

Is it a hostile pile ;
Or holds it brave Earl Duncan's might,
The saviour of our isle ?

OLD BALLAD.

E laurels of the field of Sherriffmuir were equally claimed by both parties, and though the affair seems to have had much the resemblance of a drawn battle; yet it must be admitted, that when the disparity of force is taken into consideration, any thing short of a defeat might be esteemed a victory on the part of the Duke of Argyle. By this battle the heart of the rebellion was broke; the Earl of Mar was forced to aban

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