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coat, whose appearance hovered between that of their fancies), he has done naething but dance an upper servant and gardener ; his red nose up and down about the toun, without doing a and ruffled shirt belonging to the former pro- single turn, unless trimming the laird's fishingfession ; his hale and sun-burnt visage, with his wand or busking his flies, or maybe catching a green apron, appearing to indicate

dish of trouts at an orra-time. But here comes

Miss Rose, who, I take burden upon me for her, Old Adam's likeness, set to dress this garden.

will be especially glad to see one of the house The major domo-for such he was, and indis- of Waverley at her father's mansion at Tullyputably the second officer of state in the barony Veolan.' (nay, as chief minister of the interior, superior But Rose Bradwardine deserves better of her even to Bailie Macwheeble, in his own depart- unworthy historian, than to be introduced at ment of the kitchen and cellar)—the major domo the end of a chapter. In the meanwhile it may laid down his spade, slipped on his coat in haste, be noticed, that Waverley learned two things and with a wrathful look at Edward's guide, from this colloquy; that in Scotland a single probably excited by his having introduced a house was called a town, and a natural fool an stranger while he was engaged in this laborious, innocent. and, as he might suppose it, degrading office, requested to know the gentleman's commands. Being informed that he wished to pay his respects

CHAPTER X. to his master, that his name was Waverley, and so forth, the old man's countenance assumed a great deal of respectful importance. He could take it upon his conscience to say, his honour Miss BRADWARDINE was but seventeen ; yet, would have exceeding pleasure in seeing him. at the last races of the county town of Would not Mr. Waverley choose some refresh- upon her health being proposed among a round ment after his journey ? His honour was with of beauties, the Laird of Bumperquaigh, perthe folk who were getting doon the dark hag; manent toast-master and croupier of the Bautherthe twa gardener lads (an emphasis on the word whillery Club, not only said More to the pledge twa) had been ordered to attend him ; and he in a pint bumper of Bourdeaux; but, ere pouring had been just amusing himself in the mean time forth the libation, denominated the divinity to with dressing Miss Rose's flower-bed, that he whom it was dedicated, 'the Rose of Tullymight be near to receive his honour's orders, if Veolan ;' upon which festive occasion, three need were : he was very fond of a garden, but cheers were given by all the sitting members of had little time for such divertisements.'

that respectable society, whose throats the wine 'He canna get it wrought in abune twa days had left capable of such exertion. Nay, I am in the week at no rate whatever,' said Edward's well assured, that the sleeping partners of the fantastic conductor.

company snorted applause, and that although A grim look from the butler chastised his in- strong bumpers and weak brains had consigned terference, and he commanded him by the name two or three to the floor, yet even these, fallen of Davie Gellatley, in a tone which admitted no as they were from their high estate, and welterdiscussion, to look for his honour at the dark ing—I will carry the parody no farther—uttered hag, and tell him there was a gentleman from divers inarticulate sounds, intimating their assent the south had arrived at the Ha'.

to the motion. Can this poor fellow deliver a letter ?' asked Such unanimous applause could not be exEdward.

torted but by acknowledged merit; and Rose With all fidelity, sir, to anyone whom he Bradwardine not only deserved it, but also the respects. I would hardly trust him with a long approbation of much more rational persons than message by word of mouth—though he is more the Bautherwhillery Club could have mustered, knave than fool.'

even before digcussion of the first magnum. Waverley delivered his credentials to Mr. She was indeed a very pretty girl of the Scotch Gellatley, who seemed to confirm the butler's cast of beauty, that is, with a profusion of hair last observation, by twisting his features at him, of paley gold, and a skin like the snow of her when he was looking another way, into the re

own mountains in whiteness. Yet she had not semblance of the grotesque face on the bowl of a a pallid or pensive cast of countenance ; her German tobacco pipe ; after which, with an odd features, as well as her temper, had a lively congé to Waverley, he danced off to discharge expression ; her complexion, though not florid, his errand.

was so pure as to seem transparent, and the “He is an innocent, sir,' said the butler ; slightest emotion sent her whole blood at once “there is one such in almost every town in the to her face and neck. Her form, though under country, but ours is brought far ben.* He used the common size, was remarkably elegant, and to work a day's turn weel eneugh ; but he help'd her motions light, easy, and unembarrassed. Miss Rose when she was flemit with the Laird She came from another part of the garden to of Killancureit's new English bull, and since receive Captain Waverley, with a manner that that time we ca' him Davie Do-little ; indeed hovered between bashfulness and courtesy. we might ca' him Davie Do-naething, for since The first greetings past, Edward learned from he got that gay clothing, to please his honour her that the dark hag, which had somewhat and my young mistress (great folks will have puzzled him in the butler's account of his

master's avocations, had nothing to do either (A glossary of provincial terms and foreign phrases will be found at the end of the volume.]

† Note F. Kept Fools.

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with a black cat or a broomstick, but was simply gave additional importance to his language and a portion of oak copse which was to be felled deportment. that day. She offered, with diffident civility, At his first address to Waverley, it would to show the stranger the way to the spot, which, seem that the hearty pleasure he felt to behold it seems, was not far distant; but they were the nephew of his friend had somewhat discomprevented by the appearance of the Baron of posed the stiff and upright dignity of the Baron Bradwardine in person, who, summoned by David of Bradwardine's demeanour, for the tears stood Gellatley, now appeared, 'on hospitable thoughts in the old gentleman's eyes, when, having first intent,' clearing the ground at a prodigious rate shaken Edward heartily by the hand in the with swift and long strides, which reminded English fashion, he embraced him à la mode Waverley of the seven-league boots of the nursery française, and kissed him on both sides of his fable. He was a tall, thin, athletic figure; old face; while the hardness of his grip, and the indeed, and grey-haired, but with every muscle quantity of Scotch snuff which his accolade comrendered as tough as whip-cord by constant municated, called corresponding drops of moisture exercise. He was dressed carelessly, and more to the eyes of his guest. like a Frenchman than an Englishman of the Upon the honour of a gentleman,' he said, period, while, from his hard features and per- but it makes me young again to see you here, pendicular rigidity of stature, he bore some Mr. Waverley! A worthy scion of the old stock resemblance to a Swiss officer of the guards, of Waverley-Honour-spes altera, as Maro hath who had resided some time at Paris, and caught it—and you have the look of the old line, Captain the costume, but not the ease or manner of its Waverley, not so portly yet as my old friend Sir inhabitants. The truth was, that his language Everardmais cela viendra avec le temps, as my and habits were as heterogeneous as his external Dutch acquaintance, Baron Kikkitbroeck, said appearance.

of the sagesse of Madame son épouse.—And so Owing to his natural disposition to study, or ye have mounted the cockade ? Right, right; perhaps to a very general Scottish fashion of though I could have wished the colour different, giving young men of rank a legal education, he and so I would ha' deemed might Sir Everard. had been bred with a view to the bar. But the But no more of that; I am old, and times are politics of his family precluding the hope of changed. — And how does the worthy knight his rising in that profession, Mr. Bradwardine baronet, and the fair Mrs. Rachel ? —Ah, ye travelled with high reputation for several years, laugh, young man ! In troth she was the fair and made some campaigns in foreign service. Mrs. Rachel in the year of grace seventeen After his démêlé with the law of high treason hundred and sixteen; but time pa in 1715, he had lived in retirement, conversing singula prædantur anni—that is most certain. almost entirely with those of his own principles But once again, ye are most heartily welcome in the vicinage. The pedantry of the lawyer, to my poor house of Tully-Veolan !-Hie to the superinduced upon the military pride of the house, Rose, and see that Alexander Saunderson soldier, might remind a modern of the days of looks out the old Chateau Margaux, which I the zealous volunteer service, when the bar-gown sent from Bourdeaux to Dundee in the year of our pleaders was often flung over a blazing 1713.' uniform. To this must be added the prejudices Rose tripped off demurely enough till she of ancient birth and Jacobite politics, greatly turned the first corner, and then ran with the strengthened by habits of solitary and secluded speed of a fairy, that she might gain leisure, authority, which, though exercised only within after discharging her father's commission, to put the bounds of his half-cultivated estate, was her own dress in order, and produce all her little there indisputable and undisputed. For, as he finery—an occupation for which the approaching used to observe, the lands of Bradwardine, dinner-hour left but limited time. Tully-Veolan, and others, had been erected into We cannot rival the luxuries of your English a free barony by a charter from David the First, table, Captain Waverley, or give you the epulæ cum liberali potest. habendi curias et justicias, lautiores of Waverley - Honour - I say epulæ cum fossa et furca (LIE pit and gallows) et saka rather than prandium, because the latter phrase et soka, et thol et theam, et infang-thief et outfang- is popular ; Epulo ad senatum, prandium vero thief, sive hand-habend. sive bak-barand. The ad populum attinet, says Suetonius Tranquillus. peculiar meaning of all these cabalistical words But I trust ye will applaud my Bourdeaux ; few or none could explain ; but they implied, c'est d'une oreille, as Captain Vinsauf used to upon the whole, that the Baron of Bradwardine say–Vinum primo notoe, the Principal of St. might, in case of delinquency, imprison, try, Andrews denominated it. And, once more, and execute his vassals at his pleasure. Like Captain Waverley, right glad am I that ye James the First, however, the present possessor are here to drink the best my cellar can make of this authority was more pleased in talking forthcoming.' about prerogative than in exercising it; and, This speech, with the necessary interjectional excepting that he imprisoned two poachers in answers, continued from the lower alley where the dungeon of the old tower of Tully-Veolan, they met, up to the door of the house, where where they were sorely frightened by ghosts, four or five servants in old-fashioned liveries, and almost eaten by rats, and that he set an headed by Alexander Saunderson, the butler, old woman in the jougs (or Scottish pillory) for who now bore no token of the sable stains of the saying there were mair fules in the laird's ha' garden, received them in grand costume, house than Davie Gellatley,' I do not learn that he was accused of abusing his high powers. Still,

In an old hall hung round with pikes and with bows,

With old bucklers and corslets that had borne many however, the conscious pride of possessing them

shrewd blows.

With much ceremony, and still more real kind- | Macwheeble, is the fourth on our list. There is ness, the Baron, without stopping in any inter- a question, owing to the incertitude of ancient mediate apartment, conducted his guest through orthography, whether he belongs to the clan of several into the great dining parlour, wainscoted Wheedle or of Quibble, but both have produced with black oak, and hung round with the persons eminent in the law.'pictures of his ancestry, where a table was set

As such he described them by person and name, forth in form for six persons, and an old-fashioned

They entered, and dinner was served as they came. beaufet displayed allthe ancient and massive plate of the Bradwardine family. A bell was now heard at the head of the avenue ; for an old man, who acted as porter on gala days, had caught the alarm

CHAPTER XI. given by Waverley's arrival, and repairing to his post, announced the arrival of other guests.

THE BANQUET. These, as the Baron assured his

young friend, were very estimable persons.

There was the The entertainment was ample and handsome, young Laird of Balmawhapple, a Falconer by according to the Scotch ideas of the period, and surname, of the house of Glenfarquhar, given the guests did great honour to it. The Baron right much to field sports-gaudet equis et canibus ate like a famished soldier, the Laird of Balmabut a very discreet young gentleman. Then whapple like a sportsman, Bullsegg of Killanthere was the Laird of Killancureit, who had cureit like a farmer, Waverley himself like a devoted his leisure untill tillage and agriculture, traveller, and Bailie Macwheeble like all four and boasted himself to be possessed of a bull of together ; though, either out of more respect, or matchless merit, brought from the county of in order to preserve that proper declination of Devon (the Damnonia of the Romans, if we can person which showed a sense that he was in the trust Robert of Cirencester). He is, as ye may presence of his patron, he sat upon the edge of well suppose from such a tendency, but of yeo his chair, placed at three feet distance from the man extraction-servabit odorem testa diu-and table, and achieved a communication with his I believe, between ourselves, his grandsire was plate by projecting his person towards it in a from the wrong side of the Border-one Bullsegg, fine, which obliqued from the bottom of his who came hither as a steward, or bailiff

, or spine, so that the person who sat opposite to ground-officer, or something in that department, him could only see the foretop of his riding to the last Girnigo of Killancureit, who died of periwig. an atrophy. After his master's death, sir- -ye This stooping position might have been inwould hardly believe such a scandal,- but this convenient to another person, but long habit Bullsegg, being portly and comely of aspect, made it, whether seated or walking, perfectly intermarried with the lady dowager, who was easy to the worthy Bailie. In the latter

posture, young and amorous, and possessed himself of it occasioned, no doubt, an unseemly projection the estate, which devolved on this unhappy of the person towards those who happened to woman by a settlement of her umwhile husband, walk behind ; but those being at all times his inin direct contravention of an unrecorded taillie, feriors (for Mr. Macwheeble was very scrupulous and to the prejudice of the disponer's own flesh in giving place to all others), he cared very little and blood, in the person of his natural heir and what inference of contempt or slight regard they seventh cousin, Girnigo of Tipperhewit, whose might derive from the circumstance. Hence, family was so reduced by the ensuing lawsuit, when he waddled across the court to and from that his representative is now serving as a private his old grey pony, he somewhat resembled a gentleman-sentinel in the Highland Black Watch. turnspit walking upon its hind legs. But this gentleman, Mr. Bullsegg of Killancureit The nonjuring clergyman was a pensive and that now is, has good blood in his veins by the interesting old man, with much the air of a mother and grandmother, who were both of the sufferer for conscience' sake. He was one of those family of Pickletillim, and he is well liked and looked upon, and knows his own place. And

Who, undeprived, their benefice forsook. God forbid, Captain Waverley, that we of irre. For this whim, when the Baron was out of hearproachable lineage should exult over him, when ing, the Bailie used sometimes gently to rally

may be, that in the eighth, ninth, or tenth Mr. Rubrick, upbraiding him with the nicety of generation, his progeny may rank, in a manner, his scruples. Indeed, it must be owned that he with the old gentry of the country. Rank and himself, though at heart a keen partizan of the ancestry, sir, should be the last words in the exiled family, had kept pretty fair with all the mouths of us of unblemished race-vix ea nostra different turns of state in his time; so that voco, as Naso saith.—There is, besides, a clergy: Davie Gellatley once described him as a parman of the true (though suffering) Episcopal ticularly good man, who had a very quiet and church of Scotland. He was a confessor in her peaceful conscience, that never did him any cause after the year 1715, when a Whiggish mob ħarm. destroyed his meeting-house, tore his surplice, When the dinner was removed, the Baron and plundered his dwelling-house of four silver announced the health of the King, politely spoons, intromitting also with his mart and his leaving to the consciences of his guests to drink meal-ark, and with two barrels, one of single, to the sovereign de facto or de jure, as their and one of double ale, besides three bottles of politics inclined. The conversation now became brandy.* My Baron-Bailie and doer, Mr. Duncan general, and shortly afterwards Miss Bradwardine,

who had done the honours with natural grace and * Note G. Persecution of Episcopal clergymen. simplicity, retired, and was soon followed by



the clergyman. Among the rest of the party, Edward, with horror and alarm, beheld the the wine, which fully justified the encomiums animal making his rounds, and thought with of the landlord, flowed freely round, although great anxiety upon the appropriate motto, 'BeWaverley, with some difficulty, obtained the ware the Bear; ' but at the same time plainly privilege of sometimes neglecting the glass. At foresaw, that as none of the guests scrupled to length, as the evening grew more late, the do him this extraordinary honour, a refusal on Baron made a private signal to Mr. Saunders his part to pledge their courtesy would be exSaunderson, or, as he facetiously denominated tremely ill received. Resolving, ther him, Alexander ab Alexandro, who left the room submit to this last piece of tyranny, and then with a nod, and soon after returned, his grave to quit the table, if possible, and confiding in countenance mantling with a solemn and mys- the strength of his constitution, he did justice terious smile, and placed before his master a to the company in the contents of the Blessed small oaken casket, mounted with brass orna- Bear, and felt less inconvenience from the ments of curious form. The Baron, drawing out draught than he could possibly have expected. a private key, unlocked the casket, raised the The others, whose time had been more actively lid, and produced a golden goblet of a singular employed, began to show symptoms of innoand antique appearance, moulded into the shape vation,--the good wine did its good office.'* of a rampant bear, which the owner regarded The frost of etiquette, and pride of birth, began with a look of mingled reverence, pride, and de- to give way before the genial blessings of this light, that irresistibly reminded Waverley of Ben benign constellation, and the formal appellatives Jonson's Tom Otter, with his Bull, Horse, and with which the three dignitaries had hitherto Dog, as that wag wittily denominated his chief addressed each other, were now familiarly abcarousing cups. But Mr. Bradwardine, turning breviated into Tully, Bally, and Killie. When towards him with complacency, requested him a few rounds had passed, the two latter, after to observe this curious relic of the olden time. whispering together, craved permission (a joyful

'It represents,' he said, 'the chosen crest of hearing for Edward) to ask the grace-cup. This, our family, a bear, as ye observe, and rampant, after some delay, was at length produced, and because a good herald will depict every animal Waverley concluded that the orgies of Bacchus in its noblest posture : as a horse salient, a were terminated for the evening. He was never greyhound currant, and, as may be inferred, more mistaken in his life. a ravenous animal in actu ferociori, or in a As the guests had left their horses at the voracious, lacerating, and devouring posture. small inn, or change-house, as it was called, of Now, sir, we hold this most honourable achieve the village, the Baron could not, in politeness, ment by the wappen-brief, or concession of arms, avoid walking with them up the avenue, and of Frederick Redbeard, Emperor of Germany, to Waverley, from the same motive, and to enjoy, my predecessor, Godmund Bradwardine, it being after this feverish revel, the cool summer eventhe crest of a gigantic Dane, whom he slew in the ing, attended the party. But when they lists in the Holy Land, on a quarrel touching arrived at Luckie Macleary's, the Lairds of the chastity of the Emperor's spouse or daughter, Balmawhapple and Killancureit declared their tradition saith not precisely which, and thus, as determination to acknowledge their sense of Virgilius hath it

the hospitality of Tully-Veolan, by partaking

with their entertainer and his guest Captain Mutemus clypeos, Danaumque insignia nobis Aptemus.

Waverley, what they technically called deoch

an doruis, a stirrup-cup, to the honour of the Then for the cup, Captain Waverley, it was Baron's roof-treet wrought by the command of St. Duthac, Abbot It must be noticed, that the Bailie, knowing of Aberbrothock, for behoof of another Baron of by experience that the day's joviality, which had the house of Bradwardine, who had valiantly been hitherto sustained at the expense of his defended the patrimony of that monastery against patron, might terminate partly at his own, had certain encroaching nobles. It is properly termed mounted his spavined grey pony, and, between the Blessed Bear of Bradwardine (though old gaiety of heart, and alarm for being hooked into Dr. Doubleit used jocosely to call it Ursa Major), a reckoning, spurred him into a hobbling canter and was supposed in old and Catholic times to (a trot was out of the question), and had already be invested with certain properties of a mystical cleared the village. The others entered the and supernatural quality. And though I give change - house, leading Edward in unresisting not in to such anilia, it is certain it has always submission ; for his landlord whispered him, þeen esteemed a solemn standard-cup and heir- that to demur to such an overture would be loom of our house ; nor is it ever used but upon construed into a high misdemeanour against the seasons of high festival, and such I hold to be leges conviviales, or regulations of genial comthe arrival of the heir of Sir Everard under my potation. Widow Macleary seemed to have roof; and I devote this draught to the health expected this visit, as well she might, for it was and prosperity of the ancient and highly-to-be- the usual consummation of merry bouts, not honoured house of Waverley.'

only at Tully-Veolan, but at most other gentleDuring this long harangue he carefully de- men's houses in Scotland, Sixty Years since. canted à cobwebbed bottle of claret into the The guests thereby at once acquitted themselves goblet, which held nearly an English pint, and of their burden of gratitude for their entertainer's at the conclusion, delivering the bottle to the kindness, encouraged the trade of his change, butler, to be held carefully in the same angle with house, did honour to the place which afforded the horizon, he devoutly quaffed off the contents of the Blessed Bear of Bradwardine.

Southey's Madoc. + Note H. Stirrup-cup.

harbour to their horses, and indemnified them- | Cupar ; and, without wasting more time, struck selves for the previous restraints imposed by up, — private hospitality, by spending what Falstaff

It's up Glenbarchan's braes I gaed, calls the sweet of the night in the genial

And o'er the bent of Killiebraid, license of a tavern.

And mony a weary cast I made,

To cuittle the muirfowl's tail.f Accordingly, in full expectation of these distinguished guests, Luckie Macleary had swept The Baron, whose voice was drowned in the her house for the first time this fortnight, louder and more obstreperous strains of Balmatempered her turf-fire to such a heat as the whapple, now dropped the competition, but season required in her damp hovel even at Mid

continued to hum, Lon, Lon, Laridon, and to summer, set forth her deal table newly washed, regard the successful candidate for the attention propped its lame foot with a fragment of turf, of the company with an eye of disdain, while arranged four or five stools of huge and clumsy Balmawhapple proceeded, — form, upon the sites which best suited the inequalities of her clay floor; and having, more- If up a bonny black-cock should spring,

To whistle him down wi' a slug in his wing, over, put on her clean toy, rokelay, and scarlet

And strap him on to my lunzie string, plaid, gravely awaited the arrival of the com

Right seldom would I fail. pany, in full hope of custom and profit. When they were seated under the sooty rafters of Luckie After an ineffectual attempt to recover the second Macleary's only apartment, thickly tapestried verse, he sung, the first over again ; and, in with cobwebs, their hostess, who had already prosecution of his triumph, declared there was taken her cue from the Laird of Balmawhapple,

more sense in that than in all the derry-dongs

The appeared with a huge pewter measuring - pot, of France, and Fifeshire to the boot of it containing at least three English quarts, fami- Baron only answered with a long pinch of snuff, liarly denominated a Tappit Hen, and which, and a glance of infinite contempt. But those in the language of the hostess, reamed (i.e., noble allies, the Bear and the Hen, had emancimantled) with excellent claret, just drawn from pated the young laird from the habitual reverence the cask.

in which he held Bradwardine at other times. It was soon plain that what crumbs of reason He pronounced the claret shilpit, and demanded the Bear had not devoured, were to be picked brandy with great vociferation. It was brought; up by the Hen; but the confusion which ap

and now the Demon of Politics envied even the peared to prevail favoured Edward's resolution harmony arising from this Dutch concert, merely to evade the gaily circling glass. The others because there was not a wrathful note in the began to talk thick and at once, each performing strange compound of sounds which it produced. his own part in the conversation, without the Inspired by her, the Laird of Balmawhapple, least respect to his neighbour. The Baron of now superior to the nods and winks with which Bradwardine sung French chansons-à-boire, and the Baron of Bradwardine, in delicacy to Edward, spouted pieces of Latin ; Killancureit talked, had hitherto checked his entering upon political in a steady unalterable dull key, of top-dress- discussion, demanded a bumper, with the lungs ing and bottom-dressing, * and year-olds, and

of a Stentor, 'to the little gentleman in black gimmers, and dinmonts, and stots, and runts,

velvet who did such service in 1702, and may and kyloes, and a proposed turnpike-act; while the white horse break his neck over a mound of Balmawhapple, in notes exalted above both, his making !' extolled his horse, his hawks, and a greyhound

Edward was not at that moment clear-headed called Whistler. In the middle of this din, the enough to remember that King William's fall, Baron repeatedly implored silence ; and when which occasioned his death, was said to be owing at length the instinct of polite discipline so far to his horse stumbling at a mole-hill ; yet felt prevailed, that for a moment he obtained it, inclined to take umbrage at a toast, which he hastened to beseech their attention "unto a seemed, from the glance of Balmawhapple's eye, military ariette, which was a particular favourite to have a peculiar and uncivil reference to the of the Marechal Duc de Berwick ;' then, imitat- government which he served. But, ere he ing, as well as he could, the manner and tone could interfere, the Baron of Bradwardine had of a French musquetaire, he immediately com

taken the quarrel. “Sir,' he said, 'whatever menced,

my sentiments, tanquam privatus, may be in

such matters, I shall not tamely endure your Mon cœur voláge, dit-elle, N'est pas pour vous, garçon;

saying anything that may impinge upon the Mais pour un homme de guerre,

honourable feelings of a gentleman under my Qui a barbe au menton.

roof. Sir, if you have no respect for the laws of Lon, Lon, Laridon.

urbanity, do ye not respect the military oath, Qui porte chapeau à plume,

the sacramentum militare, by which every officer Soulier à rouge talon,

is bound to the standards under which he is Qui joue de la fûte,

enrolled ? Look at Titus Livius, what he says Aussi du violon.

of those Roman soldiers who were so unhappy as Lon, Lon, Laridon.

exuere sacramentum,—to renounce their legionary Balmawhapple could hold no longer, but oath ; but you are ignorant, sir, alike of ancient broke in with what he called a d-d good song, history and modern courtesy.' composed by Gibby Gaethroughwi't, the piper of 'Not so ignorant as ye would pronounce me,'

This has been censured as an anachronism; and it † Suum cuique. This snatch of a ballad was composed must be confessed that agriculture of this kind was un- by Andrew MacDonald, the ingenious and unfortunate known to the Scotch Sixty Years since.

author of Vimonda.

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