that her scoth of Queererning Wotes. Theidable

ed in conseq disposed totally Ralph Eve

An aged knight, to danger steeled,

Court was by no means enhanced by his new With many a moss-trooper, came on ;

honours. But probably the latest instance of And azure in a golden field,

knighthood, conferred by a subject, was in the The stars and crescent graced his shield,

case of Thomas Ker, knighted by the Earl of Without the bend of Murdieston.

Huntley, after the defeat of the Earl of Argyle,

--St. ix, p. 15. in the battle of Belrinnes. The family of Harden are descended from a

When English blood suelled Ancram ford. younger son of the laird of Buccleuch, who

-St. xxiii, p. 16. flourished before the estate of Murdieston was acquired by the marriage of one of those chief The battle of Ancram Moor, or Peniel-heuch, tains with the heiress in 1296. Hence they bear | was fought A.D. 1545. The English, commanded the cognizance of the Scotts upon the field: by Sir Ralph Evers and Sir Brian Latou, were whereas those of the Buccleuch are disposed totally rooted, and both their leaders slain in upon a bend dexter, assumed in consequence of the action. The Scottish army was commanded

by Archibald Douglas, Earl of Angus, assisted Walter Scott of Harden. who flourished by the laird of Buccleuch and Norman Lesly. during the reign of Queen Mary, was a renowned Border freebooter, concerning whom tradition

The blanche lion.-St. XXVII, p. 17 has preserved a variety of anecdotes. The bugle This was the cognizance of the noble house of horni, said to have been used by this formidable

Howard in all its branches. The crest, or bearleader, is preserved by his descendant, the pre

ing, of a warrior, was often used as a nomwe sent Mr. Scott of Harden. His castle wasi

de guerre. Thus, Richard II acquired his wellsituate upon the very brink of a dark and pre

known epithet, the Boar of York. cipitous dell, through which a scanty rivulet steals to meet the Borthwick. In the recess of

Let Musgrave meet fierce Deloraine this glen he is said to have kept his spoil, which

In single fight.-St. XXVII, p. 17. served for the daily maintenance of his retainers, until the production of a pair of clean spurs, in a

It may easily be supposed, that trial by singie covered dish, announced to the hungry band

combat, so peculiar to the feudal system, was that they must ride for a supply of provisions. common on the Borders. He was married to Mary Scott, daughter of Philip Scott of Dryhope, and called in song the

He, the jovial harper.--St. XXXI, p. 17. Flower of Yarrow. He possessed a very exten The person here alluded to is one of our sive estate, which was divided among his five ancient Border minstrels, called Rattling, Roarsons. There are numerous descendants of this ing Willie. The soubriquet was probably derived old marauding Baron.

from his bullying disposition; being, it would Their gathering-word was Bellenden.-St. x, p. 15.

seem, such a roaring boy as is frequently men

tioned in old plays. While drinking at Newmill, Bellenden is situated near the head of Borth

upon Tevoit, about five miles above Hawick, wick water; and being in the centre of the

Willie chanced to quarrel with one of his own possessions of the Scotts, was frequently used

profession, who was usually distinguished by as their place of rendezvous and gathering

the odd name of Sweet Milk, from a place on word.

Rule Water, so called. They retired to a meadow A gauntlet on a spear.-St. XVIII, p. 16.

on the opposite side of the Tevoit, to decide the A glove upon a lance was the emblem of faith

contest with their swords, and Sweet Milk was among the ancient Borderers, who were wont.

killed on the spot. A thorn-tree marks the scene when any one broke his word, to expose this

of the murder, which is still called Sweet Milk emblem, and proclaim him a faithless villain at

Thorn. Willie was taken and executed at Jedthe first Border meeting. The ceremony was

burgh, bequeathing his name to the beautiful much dreaded.

Scotch air, called " Rattling, Roaring Willie." We claim from thee William of Deloraine,

Black Lord Archibald's battle laus, That he may suffer march treason pain.

In the old Douglas' day.-St. XXXI, p. 17.

-St. XXI, p. 16. The title to the most ancient collection of BorSeveral species of offences, peculiar to the | der regulations runs thus: Border, constituted what was called march "Be it remembored, that on the 18th day of treason. Ainong others, was the crime of riding,

December, 1468, Earl William Douglas assembled or causing to ride, against the opposite country

the whole lords, freeholders, and eldest Borduring the time of truce.

derers, that best knowledge had, at the college

of Linclouden; and there he cansed those lords ---William of Deloraine

and Borderers bodily to be sworn, the Holy Will cleanse him, by oath, of march-treason stain. Gospel tonched, that they justly and truly, after

-St. XXIII, p. 16. | their cunning, should decrete, decern, deliver, In dubious cases, the innocence of Border and put in order and writing, the statutes, ordicriminals was occasionally referred to their own nances, and uses of marche, that were ordained oath.

in Black Archibald of Douglas's days, and Archi

bald his son's days, in time of warfare," &c. Knighthood he took of Douglas' sword.

--St. XXIII, p. 16. The dignity of knighthood, according to the original institution, had this peculiarity, that it did not fiow from the monarch, but could be conferred by one who himself possessed it, upon

NOTES ON CANTO V. any squire who, after due probation, was found to merit the honour of chivalry. Latterly, this

The Bloody Heart blazed in the ran, power was confined to generals, who were wont Announcing Douglas, dreaded name!

-St. iv, p. 18. engagement. Even so late as the reign of Queen The chief of this potent race of heroes, about Elizabeth, Essex highly offended his jealous the date of the poem, was Archibald Douglas, sovereign by the indiscriminate exertion of this seventh Earl of Angus, a man of great courage privilege. Amongst others, he knighted the and activity. The bloody heart was the wellwitty Sir John Harrington, whose favour at known cognizance of the house of Douglas, ass

on thest with their A thorn-tre called S

hibald' of Orche, that wentutes, orat:

The chief of thSoem, was Ar of great cou power we knights bannare as the roiemsfjellous the date Earl of Ao Foody heart wasongas, as

sumed from the time of Good Lord James, to

Cheer the dark bloodhound on his way, whose care Robert Bruce committed his heart,

And toith the bugle rouse the fray. to be carried to the Holy Land.

-St. xxix, p. 21.

The pursuit of Border marauders was followed - The Seven Spears of Wedderburne.

by the injured party and his friends with blood---St. iv, p. 18.

hounds and bugle horn, and was called the hotSir David Home of Wedderburne, who was trod. He was entitled, if his dog could trace slain in the fatal battle of Flodden, left seven the scent, to follow the invaders into the opposons by his wife, Isabel, danghter of Hoppringle site kingdom ; a privilege which often occaof Galashiels (now Pringle of Whitebank). They

sioned bloodshed. In addition to what has been were called the Seven Spears of Wedderburne.

said of the bloodhound, I may add, that the breed was kept up by the Buccleuch family on

their Border estates till within the 18th century. And Suinton placed the lance in rest, That humbled erst the sparkling crest

A person was alive in the memory of man, who

remembered a bloodhound being kept at EldinOf Clarence's Plantagenet.-St. IV, p. 18.

hope, in Ettricke Forest, for whose maintenance At the battle of Bougé, in France, Thomas, the tenant had an allowance of meal. At that Duke of Clarence, brother to Henry V, was un time the sheep were always watched at night. horsed by Sir John Swinton of Swinton, who Upon one occasion, when the duty had fallen distinguished him by a coronet set with pre I on the narrator, then a lad, he became excious stones, which he wore around his helmet. hausted with fatigue, and fell asleep upon a The name of Swinton is one of the most ancient bank near sunrising. Suddenly he was awain Scotland, and produced many celebrated kened by the tread of horses, and saw five men, Warriors.

well mounted and armed, ride briskly over the

edge of the hill. They stopped and looked at Beneath the crest of old Dunbar,

the flock; but the day was too far broken to And Hepburn's iningled banners come, admit the chance of their carrying any of them Down the steep mountain glittering far,

off. One of them, in spite, leaped from his And shouting still, " A Home! a Home.'"' horse, and, coming to the shepherd, seized him

-St. iv, p 18.

by the belt he wore round his waist; and, set

ting his foot upon his body, pulled it till it The Earls of Home, as descendants of the

broke, and carried it away with him. They Dunbars, ancient Earls of March, carried a lion

rode off at the gallop; and, the shepherd giving rampant, argent; but, as a difference, changed

the alarm, the bloodhound was turned loose, the colour of the shield from gules to vert, in

and the people in the neighbourhood alarmed. allusion to Greenlaw, their ancient possession.

The marauders, however, escaped, notwithThe slogan, or war-cry, of this powerful family

standing a sharp pursuit. This circumstance was, "A Home ! a Home !" It was anciently

serves to show how very long the license of the placed in an escrol above the crest. The helinet

| Borderers continued in some degree to manifest is armed with a lion's head erased gules, with a i itself. cap of state gules, turned up ermine.

The Hepburns, a powerful family in East Lothian, were usually in close alliance with the Homes. The chief of this clan was Hepburn, Lord of Hailes; a family which terminated in the

CANTO VI. too famous Earl of Bothwell.

She wrought not by forbidden spell. Pursued the foot-ball play.--St. vi, p. 18.

--St. v, p. 23. The foot-ball was anciently a very favourite

Popular belief, though contrary to the doctrines sport all through Scotland, but especially upon

of the Church, made a favourable distinction bethe Borders. Sir John Carmichael of Carmi

twixt magicians and necromancers, or wizards: chael, warden of the middle marches, was killed

the former were supposed to command the evil in 1600 by a band of the Armstrongs, returning

spirits, and the latter to serve, or at least to be from a foot-ball match, Sir Robert Carey, in his

in league and compact with, those enemies of Memoirs, mentions a great meeting appointed

mankind. by the Scottish riders to be held at Kelso, for

A merlin sat upon her wrist.-St. v, p. 23. the purpose of playing at foot-ball, but which terminated in an incursion upon England. At

A merlin, or sparrow-hawk, was usually present, the foot-ball is often played by the in

carried by ladies of rank, as a falcon was, in habitants of adjacent parishes, or of the oppo

time of peace, the constant attendant of a site banks of a stream. The victory is contested

knight or baron. Godscroft relates, that when with the utmost fury, and very seriolis acci

Mary of Lorraine was regent, she pressed the dents have sometimes taken place in the

Earl of Angus to admit a royal garrison into his struggle.

Castle of Tantallon. To this he returned no

direct answer; but, as if apostrophising a gossTuirt truce and war, such sudden change

hawk which sat on his wrist, and which he was was not unfrequent, nor held strange,

feeding during the Queen's speech, he exclaimed, In the old Border day.-St. VII, p. 19.

“The devil's in this greedy glade, she will never

be full." Barclay complains of the common and Notwithstanding the constant wars upon the indecent practice of bringing hawks and hounds Borders, and the occasional cruelties which into churches. marked the mutual inroads, the inhabitants on either side do not appear to have regarded each

And princely peacock's gilded train.-St. VI, p. 23. other with that violent and personal animosity The peacock, it is well known, was considered, which might have been expected. On the con during the times of chivalry, not merely as an trary, like the ont posts of hostile armies, they exquisite delicacy, but as a dish of peculiar often carried on something resembling friendly solemnity. After being roasted, it was again de. intercourse, even in the middle of hostilities; corated with its plumage, and a sponge, dipped and it is evident, from varions ordinances in lighted spirits of wine, was placed in its bill against trade and intermarriages between En When it was introduced on days of grand festiglish and Scottish Borderers, that the govern val, it was the signal for the adventurous knights ments of both countries were jealous of their I to take upon them vows to do some leed of cherishing too intimate a connexion.

chivalry, before the peacock and the ladies."

Inate the facroft

strecant parishes played bland.

ing the esional e inhabited each

other wiight have been cop hostile armiesiendly

The si st. Classtrait and st.

And o'er the boar-head garnished brave. impunity; for as both warders accounted them

St. VI, p. 23. the proper subjects of their own prince, neither

inclined to demand reparation for their excesses The boar's head was also a usual dish of feudal

from the opposite officers, which would have splendour. In Scotland, it was sometimes sur

been an acknowledgment of his jurisdiction over rounded with little banners, displaying the

them. The Debateable Land was finally divided colours and achievements of the baron at whose

betwixt England and Scotland by commissioners board it was served.

appointed by both nations. And cygnet from St. Mary's wave.-St. VI, P. 23.

The sun shines fair on Carlisle wall. St. XI, p. 23. There are often flights of wild swans upon St.

This burden is adopted, with some alteration, Mary's Lake, at the head of the river Yarrow.

| from an old Scottish song, beginning thus:Smote, with his gauntlet, stout Hunthill.

She leaned her back against a thorn, --St. VII, p. 23.

The sun shines fair on Carlisle wo'; The Rutherfords of Hunthill were an ancient And there she has her young babe born ; race of Border lairds, whose names occur in

And the lyon shall be lord of a'. history, sometimes as defending the frontier

Who has not heard of Surrey's fame? against the English, sometimes as disturbing the peace of the country Dickon Draw-the-Sword

-St. XIII, p. 24. was son to the ancient warrior, called in tradi

The gallant and unfortunate Henry Howard, tion the Cock of Hunthill.

Earl of Surrey, was unquestionably the most

accomplished cavalier of his time, and his sonBut bit his glove, and shook his head.

nets display beauties which would do honour to --St. VII, p. 23.

a more polished age. He was beheaded on To bite the thumb, or the glove, seems not to Tower Hill, in 1546-a victim to the mean jealousy have been considered, upon the Border, as a of Henry VIII, who conld not bear so brilliant à gesture of contempt, though so used by Shak- 1 character near his throne. spere, but as a pledge of mortal revenge. It is | The song of the supposed bard is founded on yet remembered, that a young gentleman of an incident said to have happened to the Earl in Teviotdale, on the morning after a hard drink- his travels. Cornelius Agrippa, the celebrated ins-bout, observed, that he had bitten his glove. alchemist, showed him in a looking-glass the He instantly demanded of his companion, with lovely Geraldine, to whose service he had dewhom he had quarrelled? And learning that he voted his pen and his sword. The vision reprehad had words with one of the party, insisted sented her as indisposed, and reclined upon a on instant satisfaction; asserting, that though couch, reading her lover's verses by the light of he remembered nothing of the dispute, yet he a waxen taper. never would have bit his glove unless he had received some unpardonable insult. He fell in

The storm swept Orcades; the duel, which was fought near Selkirk, in

Where erst St. Clairs held princely sway, 1721.

O'er usle and islet, strait and bay.

--St. XXI, p. 24. --Arthur Fire-the-braes.-St. VIII, p. 23. The St. Clairs are of Norman extraction, The person bearing this redoubtable nomme de

being descended from William de St. Clair, guerre was an Elliot, and resided at Thorles

second son of Walderne Compte de St. Clair, and hope, in Liddisdale. He occurs in the list of

Margaret, daughter to Richard Duke of NorBorder riders, in 1597.

mandy. He was called, for his fair deportinent,

the Seemly St. Clair, and settling in Scotland Since old Buckleuch the name did gain,

during the reign of Malcolm Ceanmore, obtained When in the cleuch the buck was ta'en.

large grants of land in Mid-Lothian. These

--St. VIII, p. 23. domains were increased by the liberality of sucA tradition, preserved by Scott of Satchells, ceeding monarchs to the descendants of the gives the following romantic origin of that name. family, and comprehended the baronies of RosTwo brethren, natives of Galloway, having been line, Pentland, Cowsland, Cardaine, and several banished from that country for a riot, or insar others. It is said a large addition was obtained rection, came to Rankelburn, in Ettricke Forest,

from Robert Bruce, on the following occasion. where the keeper, whose name was Brydone, The king, in following the chase upon Pentland received them joyfully, on account of their skill hills, had often started a “white faunch deer," in winding the horn, and in the other mysteries which had always escaped from his hounds; and of the chase. Kenneth Mac-Alpin, then King of he asked the nobles, who were assembled arotund Scotland, came soon after to hunt in the royal him, whether any of them had dogs, which they forest, and pursued a buck from Ettricke-heuch thought might be more successful. No courtier to the glen now called Buckleuch, abont two would affirm that his hounds were fleeter than miles above the junction of Rankelburn with the those of the king, until Sir William St. Clair of river Ettricke. Here the stag stood at bay ; 1 Rosline unceremoniously said, he would wager and the King and his attendants, who followed

his head that his two favourite dogs, “ Help and on horseback, were thrown out by the steepness

Hold," would kill the deer before she could cross of the hill and the morass. John, one of the the March-burn. The king instantly canght at brethren from Galloway, had followed the chase his unwary offer, and betted the forest of Penton foot; and now coming in, seized the buck by land-moor against the life of Sir William St. the horns, and, being a man of great strength

Clair. All the hounds were tied up, except a and activity, threw him on his back, and ran few ratches, or slow-hounds, to put up the deer; with his burden about a mile up the steep hill, while Sir William St. Clair, posting himself in to a place called Cracra-Cross, where Kenneth the best situation for slipping his dogs, prayed had halted, and laid the buck at the sovereign's

devoutly to Christ, the blessed Virgin, and St. feet.

Katherine. The deer was shortly after ronsed,

and the hounds slipped: Sir William following - old Albert Grceme,

on a gallant steed, to cheer his dogs. The hind, The Minstrel of that ancient name.

however, reached the middle of the brook, upon

--St. x, p. 23. which the hunter threw himself from his horse The residence of the Græmes being chiefly in | in despair. At this critical moment, however, the Debateable Land, so called because it was Hold stopped her in the brook; and Help coming claimed by both kingdoms, their depredations up, turned her back, and killed her on Sir extended both to England and Scotland with William's side. The king descended from the

moall the low-houlair, ponis dog

i agad hounds nas, to pning hir

hill. embraced Sir William, and bestowed on now the property of Sir James St. Clair Erskine him the lands of Kirkton, Logan House, Earn- (now Earl of Rosslyn), representative of the craig, &c., in free forestrie. Sir William, in family. It was long a principal residence of the acknowledgment of Saint Katherine's interces Barons of Roslin. sion, built the chapel of St. Katherine in the Hopes, the churchyard of which is still to be seen.

Seemed all on fire that chapel proud, The hill from which Robert Bruce beheld this

Where Roslin's chiefs uricoffined le; memorable chase is still called the King's Hill,

Each baron, for a sable shroud, and the place where Sir William hunted is called

Sheathed in his iron panoply. the Knight's Field.

-St. XXIV, p. 25.

The beantiful chapel of Roslin is still in toleStill nods their palace to its full,

rable preservation. It was founded in 1446 by Thy pride and sorrow, fair Kirkwall !

Williain St. Clair, Prince of Orkney, Duke of -St. XXI, p. 24.

Oldenbourgh, Earl of Caithness and Stratherne, The Castle of Kirkwall was built by the St. Lord Saint Clair, Lord Niddesdale, Lord Admiral Clairs while Earls of Orkney. It was dis- of the Scottish Seas, Lord Chief Justice of Scotmantled by the Earl of Caithness, about 1615, land, Lord Warden of the Three Marches, Baron having been garrisoned against the government of Roslin, Pentland, Pentland-moor, &c., Knigh by Robert Stewart, natural son to the Earl of J of the Cockle and of the Garter (as is affirmed), Orkney.

High Chancellor, Chamberlain, and Lieutenant

of Scotland. This lofty person, whose titles, says Kings of the main, their leaders brave,

Godscroft, might weary a Spaniard, built the Their barks the dragons of the wave.

Castle of Roslin, where he resided in princely --St. XXII, p. 24.

splendour, and founded the chapel, which is in The chiefs of the Vikingr, or Scandinavian the most rich and florid style of Gothic architecpirates, assumed the title of Sækonungr, or Sea ture. Among the profuse carvings on the pillars King's Ships; in the inflated language of the and buttresses, the rose is frequently introduced, Scalds, are often terined the serpents of the in allusion to the name, with which, however, ocean.

the power has no connexion; the etymology Of that Sea Snake, tremendous curled,

being Ross-linnhe, the promontory of the linn,

or waterfall. The chapel is said to appear on Whose monstrous circle girds the world.

fire previous to the death of any of his descen-St. XXIII, p. 24.

dants. This superstition, noticed by Slezer in The jormungandr, or Snake of the Ocean,

his Theatrum Scotice, and alluded to in the text, is whose folds surround the earth, is one of the

probably of Norwegian derivation, and may have wildest fictions of the Edda. It was very nearly been imported by the earls of Orkney into their caught by the god Thor, who went to fish for it

Lothian domains. The tomb-fires of the north with a hook baited with a bull's head. In the

are mentioned in most of the Sagas. battle betwixt the evil dæmons and the divinities The barons of Roslin were buried in a vault of Odin, which is to precede the Ragnarockr, or beneath the chapel floor, in their armour only, Twilight of the Gods, this Snake is to act a con-| and without coffins spicuous part.

----“ Gylbin come!!"St. XXVII, p. 25. Of those dread Mards, whose hideous yell See the story of Gilpin Horner, p. 32. Maddens the battle's bloody swell. -St. XXIII, p. 24.

For he was speechless, ghastly wan, These were the Valkyriur, or Selectors of the

Like him of whom the story ran,. Slain, despatched by Odin from Valhalla, to

Who spoke the spectre-hound in Man. choose those who were to die, and to distribute

-St. XXVII, p. 25. the contest. They are well known to the English The ancient castle of Peel-town, in the Isle of reader, as Gray's Fatal Sisters.

Man, is surrounded by four churches, now rui

nous. Through one of these chapels there was Ransacked the graves of warrior's old,

formerly a passage from the guard-room of the Their faulchions wrenched from corpses' hold. garrison. This was closed, it is said, upon the

--St. XXIII, p. 25. following occasion :The northern warriors were usually entombed

“They say that an apparition, called, in the with their arms, and their other treasures,

Mankish language, the Mauthe Doog, in the shape Thus, Angantyr, before cominencing the duel in

of a large black spaniel, with curled shaggy hair, which he was slain, stipulated that, if he fell,

was used to haunt Peel-castle; and has been his sword Tyrfing should be buried with him.

frequently seen in every room, but particularly His daughter, Hervor, afterwards took it from

in the guard-chamber, where, as soon as candles his tomb. The dialogue which passed betwixt

were lighted, it caine and lay down before the her and Angantyr's spirit on this occasion has

fire, in presence of all the soldiers, who, at been often translated. Indeed, the ghosts of the

length, by being so much accustomed to the northern warriors were not wont tamely to

sight of it, lost great part of the terror they were suffer their tombs to be plundered; and hence

seized with at its first appearance. They still, the mortal heroes had an additional temptation

however, retained a certain awe, as believing it to attempt such adventures; for they held no

was an evil spirit, which only waited permission thing more worthy of their valour than to en

to do them hurt; and, for that reason, forbore counter supernatural beings.

swearing, and all profane discourse, while in its

company. But thongh they endured the shock --- Rosabelle.-St. XXIV, p. 25.

of stich a guest when all together in a body, none This was a family name in the house of St. cared to be left alone with it. It being the cusClair. Henry St. Clair, the second of the line, tom, therefore, for one of the soldiers to lock the married Rosabelle, fourth daughter of the Earl gates of the castle at a certain hour, and carry of Stratherne.

the keys to the captain, to whose apartment, as

I said before, the way led through the church, -- Castle Rarensheuch.-St. XXIV, p. 25.

they agreed among themselves, that whoever A large and strong castle, now ruinous, situa- was to succeed the ensuing night his fellow in ted betwixt Kirkaldy and Dysart, on a steep this errand, should accompany him that went crag, washed by the Frith of Forth. It was first, and by this means no man wonld be exconferred on Sir William St. Clair, as a slight posed singly to the danger: for I forgot to mencompensation for the Earldom of Orkney, by a tion, that the Mauthe Doog was always seen to charter of King James III, dated in 1471, and is come out from that passage at the close of day,

and return to it again as soon as the morning i tion of his limbs and features, it might be guessed dawned: which made them look on this place as that he died in agonies more than is common in its peculiar residence.

a natural death. "One night, a fellow being drunk, and by the "The Mauthe Doog was, however, never after strength of his liquor rendered more daring than seen in the castle, nor would any one attempt to ordinarily, laughed at the simplicity of his com go through that passage; for which reason it panions; and though it was not his turn to go was closed up, and another way made. This with the keys, would needs take that office upon accident happened about threescore years since: him, to testify his courage. All the soldiers en and I heard it attested by several, but especially deavoured to dissuade him; but the more they by an old soldier, who assured me he had seen said, the more resolute he seemed, and swore | it oftener than he had then hoirs on his head." that he desired nothing more than that the Mauthe Doog would follow him, as it had done

And he'a solemn sacred plight the others; for he would try if it were dog or

Did to St. Bryde of Douglas make. devil. After having talked in a very reprobate

-St. XXVIII, p. 25. manner for some time, he snatched up the keys, and went ont of the guard-room; in some tiine This was a favourite saint of the house of after his departure, a great noise was heard, but Douglas, and of the Earl of Angus in particular, nobody had the boldness to see what occasioned as we learn from the following passage. The it, till, the adventurer returning, they demanded Queen-Regent had proposed to raise a rival the knowledge of him ; but as loud and noisy as noble to the ducal dignity; and discoursing of he had been at leaving them, he was now be her purpose with Angus, he answered, “Why come sober and silent enough, for he was never not, madam? We are happy that have such a heard to speak more: and though all the time princess, that can know and will acknowledge he lived, which was three days, he was en men's service, and is willing to recompense it. treated by all who came near him, either to But, by the might of God (this was his oath speak, or, if he could not do that, to make some when he was serious and in anger; at other signs, by which they might understand what times, it was by Saint Bride of Donglas), if he had happened to him, yet nothing intelligible be a Duke, I will be a Drake!"-So she desisted could be got from him, only that, by the distor-1 from prosecuting of that purpose.

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