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and the whole baggage, artillery, and military | Berwick before he's sorted, to rin after spuilzie, stores of the regular army remained in possession deil be wi' me if I do not give your craig a of the victors. Never was a victory more com-thraw. He then stroked with great complaplete. Scarce any escaped from the battle, cency the animal which had borne him through excepting the cavalry, who had left it at the the fatigues of the day, and having taken a very onset, and even these were broken into tender leave of him,- Weel, my good young different parties, and scattered all over the friends, a glorious and decisive victory,' said country. So far as our tale is concerned, we he; 'but these loons of troopers fled ower soon. have only to relate the fate of Balmawhapple, I should have liked to have shown you the true who. mounted on a horse as headstrong and points of the prælium equestre, or equestrian stiff-necked as his rider, pursued the flight of combat, whilk their cowardice has postponed, the dragoons above four miles from the field and which I hold to be the pride and terror of of battle, when some dozen of the fugitives warfare. Weel, I have fought once more in this took heart of grace, turned round, and, cleaving old quarrel, though I admit I could not be so his skull with their broadswords, satisfied the far ben as you lads, being that it was my point world that the unfortunate gentleman had actu- of duty to keep together our handful of horse. ally brains, the end of his life thus giving proof And no cavalier ought in any wise to begrudge of a fact greatly doubted during its progress. honour that befalls his companions, even though His death was lamented by few. Most of those they are ordered upon thrice his danger, whilk, who knew him agreed in the pithy observation another time, by the blessing of God, may be of Ensign Maccombich, that there 'was mair tint his own case. — But, Glennaquoich, and you, (lost) at Sheriffmuir.' His friend Lieutenant Mr. Waverley, I pray ye to give me your best Jinker, bent his eloquence only to exculpate his advice on a matter of mickle weight, and which favourite mare from any share in contributing to deeply affects the honour of the house of Bradthe catastrophe. “He had tauld the laird a wardine. — I crave your pardon, Ensign Macthousand times,' he said, 'that it was a burning combich, and yours, Inveraughlin, and yours, shame to put a martingale upon the puir thing, Edderalshendrach, and yours, sir.' when he would needs ride her wi' a curb of half The last person he addressed was Ballena-yard lang; and that he could na but bring keiroch, who, remembering the death of his himsel (not to say her) to some mischief, by son, lowered on him with a look of savage flinging her down, or otherwise; whereas, if he defiance. The Baron, quick as lightning at had had a wee bit rinnin ring on the snaffle, she taking umbrage, had already bent his brow, wad ha' rein'd as cannily as a cadger's pownie.' when Glennaquoich dragged his major from

Such was the elegy of the Laird of Balma the spot, and remonstrated with him, in the whapple.*

authoritative tone of a chieftain, on the madness of reviving a quarrel in such a moment.

The ground is cumbered with carcases,' said CHAPTER XLVIII.

the old mountaineer, turning sullenly away;

one more would hardly have been kenn'd upon AN UNEXPECTED EMBARRASSMENT. it; and if it wasna for yoursel', Vich Ian Vöhr,

that one should be Bradwardine's or mine.' WHEN the battle was over, and all things The chief soothed while he hurried him away; coming into order, the Baron of Bradwardine, and then returned to the Baron. “It is Ballenreturning from the duty of the day, and having keiroch,' he said; in an under and confidential disposed those under his command in their voice, 'father of the young man who fell eight proper stations, sought the Chieftain of Glenna- years since in the unlucky affair at the Mains.' quoich and his friend Edward Waverley. He 'Ah!' said the Baron, instantly relaxing the found the former busied in determining disputes doubtful sternness of his features, 'I can take among his clansmen about points of precedence mickle frae a man to whom I have unhappily and deeds of valour, besides sundry high and rendered sic a displeasure as that. Ye were doubtful questions concerning plunder. The right to apprize me, Glennaquoich; he may look most important of the last respected the pro- as black as midnight at Martinmas ere Cosmo perty of a gold watch, which had once belonged Comyne Bradwardine shall say he does him to some unfortunate English officer. The party wrang. Ah! I have nae male lineage, and I against whom judgment was awarded consoled should bear with one I have made childless, himself by observing, 'She (i.e. the watch, though you are aware the blood-wit was made which he took for a living animal) died the up to your ain satisfaction by assythment, and very night Vich Ian Vohr gave her to Murdock;' that I have since expedited letters of slains.the machine having, in fact, stopped for want of Weel, as I have said, I have no male issue, and winding up.

yet it is needful that I maintain the honour of It was just when this important question was my house; and it is on that score I prayed ye decided, that the Baron of Bradwardine, with a for your peculiar and private attention.' careful and yet important expression of counte- | The two young men awaited to hear him in nance, joined the two young men. He descended anxious curiosity. from his reeking charger, the care of which he 'I doubt na, lads,' he proceeded, but your recommended to one of his grooms. 'I seldom education has been sae seen to, that ye underban, sir,' said he to the man; but if you play stand the true nature of the feudal tenures ?' any of your hound's-foot tricks, and leave puir Fergus, afraid of an endless dissertation,

answered, 'Intimately, Baron,' and touched * Note EE. Laird of Balmawhapple.

| Waverley, as a signal to express no ignorance.

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* And ye are aware, I doubt not, that the sandals or brogues; and to pull off, as we say holding of the Barony of Bradwardine is of a vernacularly concerning boots. Yet I would nature alike honourable and peculiar, being we had more light; but I fear there is little blanch (which Craig opines ought to be Latin- chance of finding hereabout any erudite author ated blancum, or rather francum, a free holding) de re vestiaria.' pro servitio detrahendi, seu exuendi, caligas regis 'I should doubt it very much,' said the Chiefpost battalliam.' Here Fergus turned his falcontain, looking around on the straggling Higheye upon Edward, with an almost imperceptible landers, who were returning loaded with spoils rise of his eyebrow, to which his shoulders cor- of the slain, though the res vestiaria itself responded in the same degree of elevation. Now, seems to be in some request at present.' twa points of dubitation occur to me upon this This remark coming within the Baron's idea topic. First, whether this service, or feudal of jocularity, he honoured it with a smile, but homage, be at any event due to the person of immediately resumed what to him appeared the Prince, the words being, per expressum,

very serious business. caligas REGIS, the boots of the king himself; • Bailie Macwheeble indeed holds an opinion, and I pray your opinion anent that particular that this honorary service is due, from its very before we proceed further.'

nature, si petatur tantum ; only if his Royal Why, he is Prince Regent,' answered Mac- Highness shall require of the great tenant of Ivor, with laudable composure of countenance ; the crown to perform that personal duty; and and in the court of France all the honours are indeed he pointed out the case in Dirleton's rendered to the person of the Regent which are Doubts and Queries, Grippet versus Spicer, due to that of the King. Besides, were I to pull anent the eviction of an estate ob non solutum off either of their boots, I would render that canonem, that is, for non-payment of a feu-duty service to the young Chevalier ten times more of three pepper-corns a-year, whilk were taxt to willingly than to his father.'

be worth seven-eighths of a penny Scots, in Ay, but I talk not of personal predilections. whilk the defender was assoilzied. But I deem However, your authority is of great weight as to it safest, wi' your good favour, to place myself the usages of the court of France : and doubtless in the way of rendering the Prince this service, the Prince, as alter ego, may have a right to and to proffer performance thereof; and I shall claim the homagium of the great tenants of the cause the Bailie to attend with a schedule of a crown, since all faithful subjects are commanded, protest, whilk he has here prepared (taking out in the commission of regency, to respect him as a paper), intimating, that if it shall be his the king's own person. Far, therefore, be it Royal Highness's pleasure to accept of other from me to diminish the lustre of his authority, assistance at pulling off his caligæ (whether the by withholding this act of homage, so peculiarly same shall be rendered boots or brogues) save calculated to give it splendour; for I question if that of the said Baron of Bradwardine, who is the Emperor of Germany hath his boots taken in presence ready and willing to perform the off by a free baron of the empire. But here same, it shall in no wise impinge upon or prelieth the second difficulty.--The Prince wears no judice the right of the said Cosmo Comyne boots, but simply brogues and trews.'

Bradwardine to perform the said service in This last dilemmå had almost disturbed future ; nor shall it give any esquire, valet of Fergus's gravity

the chamber, squire, or page, whose assistance Why, said he, 'you know, Baron, the proverb it may please his Royal Highness to employ, tells us, “It's ill taking the breeks off a High- any right, title, or ground, for evicting from landman,”—and the boots are here in the same the said Cosmo Comyne Bradwardine the estate predicament.'

and barony of Bradwardine, and others held as *The word caligo, however, continued the aforesaid, by the due and faithful performance Baron, though I admit, that, by family tradi- thereof.' tion, and even in our ancient evidents, it is Fergus highly applauded this arrangement; explained lie Boots, means, in its primitive sense, and the Baron took a friendly leave of them, rather sandals; and Caius Cæsar, the nephew with a smile of contented importance upon his and successor of Caius Tiberius, received the visage. agnomen of Caligula, a caligulis, sive caligis Long live our dear friend the Baron,' exlevioribus, quibus adolescentior usus fuerat in claimed the Chief, as soon as he was out of exercitu Germanici patris sui. And the caligoe hearing, for the most absurd original that were also proper to the monastic bodies ; for we exists north of the Tweed! I wish to heaven I read in an ancient Glossarium, upon the rule of had recommended him to attend the circle this St. Benedict, in the Abbey of St. Amand, that evening with a boot-ketch under his arm. I caligo were tied with latchets.'

think he might have adopted the suggestion, if "That will apply to the brogues,' said Fergus. it had been made with suitable gravity.'

'It will so, my dear Glennaquoich ; and the And how can you take pleasure in making a words are express : Caligo dicto sunt quia man of his worth so ridiculous ?' ligantur ; nam socci non ligantur, sed tantum Begging pardon, my dear Waverley, you are intromittuntur ; that is, caligoe are denominated as ridiculous as he. Why, do you not see that from the ligatures wherewith they are bound; the man's whole mind is wrapped up in this whereas socci, which may be analogous to our ceremony? He has heard and thought of it mules, whilk the Englisń denominate slippers, since infancy, as the most august privilege and are only slipped upon the feet. The words of ceremony in the world, and I doubt not but the charter are also alternative,-exuere, seu the expected pleasure of performing it was a detrahere; that is, to undo, as in the case of principal motive with him for taking up arms.

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THE ENGLISH PRISONER.

Depend upon it, had I endeavoured to divert At this moment Fergus pushed into the him from exposing himself, he would have press. treated me as an ignorant conceited coxcomb, 'Come, Edward, come along; the Prince has or perhaps might have taken a fancy to cut my gone to Pinkiehouse for the night; and we throat; à pleasure which he once proposed to must follow, or lose the whole ceremony of the himself upon some point of etiquette, not half calige. Your friend, the Baron, has been guilty so important, in his eyes, as this matter of boots of a great piece of cruelty; he has insisted upon or brogues, or whatever the caligoe shall finally dragging Bailie Macwheeble out to the field of be pronounced by the learned. But I must go battle. Now you must know the Bailie's greatto headquarters to prepare the Prince for this est horror is an armed Highlander, or a loaded extraordinary scene. My information will be gun; and there he stands, listening to the well taken, for it will give him a hearty laugh Baron's instructions concerning the protest, at present, and put him on his guard against ducking his head like a sea-gull at the report of laughing, when it might be very mal-a-propos. every gun and pistol that our idle boys are firing So, au revoir, my dear Waverley.'

upon the fields; and undergoing, by way of penance, at every symptom of flinching, a severe rebuke from his patron, who would not admit

the discharge of a whole battery of cannon, CHAPTER XLIX.

within point-blank distance, as an apology for neglecting a discourse in which the honour of his family is interested.'

But how has Mr. Bradwardine got him to The first occupation of Waverley, after he venture so far?' said Edward. departed from the Chieftain, was to go in quest "Why, he had come as far as Musselburgh, I of the officer whose life he had saved, He fancy, in hopes of making some of our wills; and was guarded, along with his companions in the peremptory commands of the Baron dragged misfortune, who were very numerous, in a

him forward to Preston after the battle was over. gentleman's house near the field of battle. He complains of one or two of our ragamuffins

On entering the room where they stood having put him in peril of his life, by presenting crowded together, Waverley easily recognised their pieces at him; but as they limited his the object of his visit, not only by the peculiar ransom to an English penny,

don't think we dignity of his appearance, but by the appendage need trouble the provost-marshal upon that subof Dugald Mahony, with his battle-axe, who ject. So, come along, Waverley. had stuck to him from the moment of his cap- Waverley !' said the English officer, with tivity, as if he had been skewered to his side. great emotion; "the nephew of Sir Everard This close attendance was, perhaps, for the Waverley, of

-shire ?' purpose of securing his promised reward from “The same, sir,' replied our hero, somewhat Edward, but it also operated to save the English surprised at the tone in which he was addressed. gentleman from being plundered in the scene of I am at once happy and grieved,' said the general confusion ; for Dugald sagaciously argued, prisoner, 'to have met with you.' that the amount of the salvage which he might 'I am ignorant, sir,' answered Waverley, be allowed, would be regulated by the state of how I have deserved so much interest.' the prisoner, when he should deliver him over Did

your

uncle never mention a friend called to Waverley. He hastened to assure Waverley, Talbot ? therefore, with more words than he usually 'I have heard him talk with great regard of employed, that he had 'keepit ta sidier roy such a person,' replied Edward; 'a colonel, I haill, and that he wasna a plack the waur since believe, in the army, and the husband of Lady the ferry moment when his honour forbad her Emily Blandeville ; but I thought Colonel Talbot to gie him a bit clamhewit wi' her Lochaber axe.' had been abroad.'

Waverley assured Dugald of a liberal recom- 'I am just returned,' answered the officer ; pense, and, approaching the English officer, and being in Scotland, thought it my duty to expressed his anxiety to do anything which act where my services promised to be useful. might contribute to his convenience under his Yes, Mr. Waverley, I am that Colonel Talbot, present unpleasant circumstances.

the husband of the lady you have named; and I 'I am not so inexperienced a soldier, sir,' am proud to acknowledge that I owe alike my answered the Englishman, “as to complain of professional rank and my domestic happiness to the fortune of war. I am only grieved to see your generous and noble-minded relative. Good those scenes acted in our own island, which I God! that I should find his nephew in such a have often witnessed elsewhere with comparative dress, and engaged in such a cause !' indifference.'

'Sir,' said Fergus, haughtily, the dress and Another such day as this,' said Waverley, cause are those of men of birth and honour.' and I trust the cause of your regrets will be My situation forbids me to dispute your removed, and all will again return to peace and assertion,” said Colonel Talbot; otherwise it order.'

were no difficult matter to show, that neither The officer smiled and shook his head. 'I courage nor pride of lineage can gild a bad cause. must not forget my situation so far as to attempt But, with Mr. Waverley's permission, and yours, a formal confutation of that opinion ; but, not- sir, if yours also must be asked, I would willingly withstanding your success, and the valour which speak a few words with him on affairs connected achieved it, you have undertaken a task to with his own family.' which your strength appears wholly inadequate.' 'Mr. Waverley, sir, regulates his own motions.

-You will follow me, I suppose, to Pinkie,' said | Sir Everard Waverley, in the custody of a king's Fergus, turning to Edward, 'when you have messenger, in consequence of the suspicion finished your discourse with this new acquaint- | brought upon him by your conduct. He is my ance ?' So saying, the Chief of Glennaquoich oldest friend-how often shall I repeat it ?-my adjusted his plaid with rather more than his best benefactor; he sacrificed his own views of usual air of haughty assumption, and left the happiness to mine-he never uttered a word, he apartment.

never harboured a thought, that benevolence The interest of Waverley readily procured for itself ght not have thought or en. I Colonel Talbot the freedom of adjourning to a found this man in confinement, rendered harsher large garden belonging to his place of confine- to him by his habits of life, his natural dignity ment. They walked a few paces in silence, feeling, and—forgive me, Mr. Waverley—by Colonel Talbot apparently studying how to open the cause through which this calamity had come what he had to say; at length he addressed upon him. I cannot disguise from you my Edward.

feelings upon this occasion; they were most Mr. Waverley, you have this day saved my painfully unfavourable to you. Having, by my life ; and yet I would to God that I had lost it, family interest, which you probably know is cre I had found you wearing the uniform and not inconsiderable, succeeded in obtaining Sir cockade of these men.'

Everard's release, I set out for Scotland. I 'I forgive your reproach, Colonel Talbot; it is saw Colonel Gardiner, a man whose fate alone well meant, and your education and prejudices is sufficient to render this insurrection for ever render it natural. But there is nothing extra- execrable. In the course of conversation with ordinary in finding a man, whose honour has him, I found, that, from late circumstances, been publicly and unjustly assailed, in the situa- from a re-examination of the persons engaged in tion which promised most fair to afford him the mutiny, and from his original good opinion satisfaction on his calumniators.'

of your character, he was much softened towards 'I should rather say, in the situation most you; and I doubted not, that if I could be so likely to confirm the reports which they have fortunate as to discover you, all might yet be circulated,' said Colonel Talbot, 'by following well. But this unnatural rebellion has ruined the very line of conduct ascribed to you. Are all. I have, for the first time in a long and you aware, Mr. Waverley, of the infinite distress active military life, seen Britons disgrace themand even danger, which your present conduct selves by a panic flight, and that before a foe has occasioned to your nearest relatives ?' without either arms or discipline! and now I 'Danger !'

find the heir of my dearest friend—the son, I “Yes, sir, danger. When I left England, may say, of his affections—sharing a triumph, your uncle and father had been obliged to find for which he ought the first to have blushed. bail to answer a charge of treason, to which they Why should I lament Gardiner? his lot was were only admitted by the exertion of the most happy, compared to mine!' powerful interest. I came down to Scotland, There was so much dignity in Colonel Talbot's with the sole purpose of rescuing you from the manner, such a mixture of military pride and gulf into which you have precipitated yourself; manly sorrow, and the news of Sir Everard's nor can I estimate the consequences to your imprisonment was told in so deep a tone of family of your having openly joined the rebellion, feeling, that Edward stood mortified, abashed, since the very suspicion of your intention was and distressed, in presence of the prisoner, who so perilous to them. Most deeply do I regret owed to him his life not many hours before. that I did not meet you before this last and He was not sorry when Fergus interrupted their fatal error.'

conference a second time. 'I am really ignorant,' said Waverley in a His Royal Highness commands Mr. Wavertone of reserve, why Colonel Talbot should ley's attendance." Colonel Talbot threw upon have taken so much trouble on my account.' Edward a reproachful glance, which did not

'Mr. Waverley,' answered Talbot, 'I am dull escape the quick eye of the Highland Chief. at apprehending irony; and therefore I shall His immediate attendance,' he repeated, with answer your words according to their plain considerable emphasis. Waverley turned again meaning. I am indebted to your uncle for towards the colonel. benefits greater than those which a son owes to We shall meet again,' he said; 'in the meana father. I acknowledge to him the duty of a while, every possible accommodation' son; and as I know there is no manner in which 'I desire none,' said the colonel ; let me fare I can requite his kindness so well as by serving like the meanest of those brave men, who, on you, I will serve you, if possible, whether you this day of calamity, have preferred wounds and will permit me or no. The personal obligation captivity to flight; I would almost exchange which you have this day laid me under (although places with one of those who have fallen, to in common estimation as great as one human know that my words have made a suitable being can bestow on another) adds nothing to impression on your mind.' my zeal on your behalf; nor can that zeal be Let Colonel Talbot be carefully secured,' said abated by any coolness with which you may Fergus to the Highland officer, who commanded please to receive it.'

the guard over the prisoners; 'it is the Prince's 'Your intentions may be kind, sir,' said particular command; he is a prisoner of the Waverley, drily; 'but your language is harsh, utmost importance.' or at least peremptory.'

"But let him want no accommodation suitable 'On my return to England,' continued Colonel to his rank,' said Waverley. Talbot, "after long absence, I found your uncle, 'Consistent always with secure custody,' re

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iterated Fergus. The officer signified his acqui- | Edward? Dost think that the Elector's Ministers escence in both commands, and

Edward followed are such doves as to set their enemies at liberty Fergus to the garden-gate, where Callum Beg, at this critical moment, if they could or durst with three saddle-horses, awaited them. Turn. confine and punish them? Assure thyself that ing his head, he saw Colonel Talbot reconducted either they have no charge against your relations to his place of confinement by a file of Highlanders; on which they can continue their imprisonment, he lingered on the threshold of the door, and or else they are afraid of our friends, the jolly made a signal with his hand towards Waverley, cavaliers of old England. At any rate, you need as if enforcing the language he had held towards not be apprehensive upon their account; and him.

we will find some means of conveying to them Horses,' said Fergus, as he mounted, 'are assurances of your safety. now as plenty as blackberries ; every man may

Edward was silenced but not satisfied with have them for the catching. Come, let Callum these reasons. He had now been more than adjust your stirrups, and let us to Pinkie-house once shocked at the small degree of sympathy as fast as these ci-devant dragoon-horses choose which Fergus exhibited for the feelings even of carry us.

those whom he loved, if they did not correspond with his own mood at the time, and more espe

cially if they thwarted him while earnest in a CHAPTER L.

favourite pursuit.

Fergus sometimes indeed observed that he had offended Waverley, but, always intent upon some favourite plan or project

of his own, he was never sufficiently aware of the 'I was turned back,' said Fergus to Edward extent or duration of his displeasure, so that as they galloped from Preston to Pinkie-house, the reiteration of these petty offences somewhat ‘by a message from the Prince. But, I suppose cooled the volunteer's extreme attachment to his you know the value of this most noble Colonel officer. Talbot as a prisoner. He is held one of the best The Chevalier received Waverley with his usual officers among the red-coats ; a special friend and favour, and paid him many compliments on his favourite of the Elector himself, and of that distinguished bravery. He then took him apart, dreadful hero the Duke of Cumberland, who made many inquiries concerning Colonel Talbot, has been summoned from his triumphs at and when he had received all the information Fontenoy, to come over and devour us poor which Edward was able to give concerning him Highlanders alive. Has he been telling you how and his connections, he proceeded,-'I cannot the bells of St. James's ring? Not“ turn again, but think, Mr. Waverley, that since this gentleWhittington," like those of Bow, in the days of man is so particularly connected with our worthy

and excellent friend, Sir Everard Waverley, and Fergus !' said Waverley, with a reproachful since his lady is of the house of Blandeville, look.

whose devotion to the true and loyal principles Nay, I cannot tell what to make of you,' of the Church of England is so generally known, answered the Chief of Mac-Ivor, "you are blown the colonel's own private sentiments cannot be about with every wind of doctrine. Here have unfavourable to us, whatever mask he may have we gained a victory, unparalleled in history-and assumed to accommodate himself to the times.' your behaviour is praised by every living mortal 'If I am to judge from the language he this to the skies—and the Prince is eager to thank day held to me, I am under the necessity of you in person—and all our beauties of the White differing widely from your Royal Highness. Rose are pulling caps for you,—and you, the "Well, it is worth making å trial at least. I preux chevalier of the day, are stooping on your therefore entrust you with the charge of Colonel horse's neck like a butter - woman riding to Talbot, with power to act concerning him as you market, and looking as black as a funeral.' think most advisable ;—and I hope you will find

'I am sorry for poor Colonel Gardiner's death: means of ascertaining what are his real disposihe was once very kind to me.'

tions towards our Royal Father's restoration.' Why, then, be sorry for five minutes, and I am convinced,' said Waverley, bowing, then be glad again; his chance to-day may be that if Colonel Talbot chooses to grant his ours to-morrow. And what does it signify ?- parole, it may be securely depended upon; but the next best thing to victory is honourable if he refuses it, I trust your Royal Highness will death ; but it is a pis-aller, and one would devolve on some other person than the nephew rather a foe had it than one's self.'

of his friend, the task of laying him under the But Colonel Talbot has informed me that necessary restraint.' my father and uncle are both imprisoned by 'I will trust him with no person but you,' government on my account.'

said the Prince smiling, but peremptorily repeat"We'll put in bail, my boy; old Andrew ing his mandate : 'it is of importance to my Ferrara + shall lodge his security; and I should service that there should appear to be a good like to see him put to justify it in Westminster intelligence between you, even if you are unable Hall.'

to gain his confidence in earnest. You will Nay, they are already at liberty, upon bail therefore receive him into your quarters, and in of a more civic disposition.'

case he declines giving his parole, you must • Then why is thy noble spirit cast down, apply for a proper guard. I beg you will go

about this directly. We return to Edinburgh * Charles Edward took up his quarters after the battle at Pinkie-house, adjoining to Musselburgh.

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