Miscellanea Scotica: Memoirs of the ancient alliance between France and Scotland. Account of the Earl of Glencairn's expedition into the Highlands of Scotland, in the years 1653-4, written by Graham of Deuchrie. Life and death of King James the Fifth of Scotland. Buchanan's inquiry into the genealogy and present state of ancient Scottish surnames; with the history of the family of Buchanan. Monro's (High Dean of the Isles) genealogies of the clans of the isles (Google eBook)

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Page 89 - Buchanan expresses that well in his admirable poem upon the marriage of Mary Queen of Scots with the dauphin of France. " Hsec quoque cum Latiurn quateret Mars barbarus Orbem, Sola prope expu Isis fuit Hospita terra Carmenis. &c.
Page 204 - ... time ; upon which he was desired by the porter to desist, otherwise he would find cause to repent his rudeness. His majesty finding this • method would not do, desired the porter to tell his master, that the Good-man of Baliageich desired to speak with the king of Kippen.
Page 137 - Eighth, by the Grace of God, King of Scotland, England, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c.
Page 21 - Which see after. hundred men appropriated for the king's lifeguard, there are an hundred of the said nation who are the nearest to his person, and in the night keep the keys of the apartment where he sleeps. There are, moreover, an hundred complete lances, and two hundred yeomen of the said nation...
Page 70 - My lord general, you see what a gallant army these worthy gentlemen here present and I have gathered together, at a time when it could hardly be expected that any number durst meet together: these men have come out to serve his majesty, at the hazard of their lives and all that is dear to them : I hope, therefore, you will give them all the encouragement to do their duty that lies in your power.
Page 98 - Christian virtues had moved his master to remunerate him with —also that it might breed a terror in the heart of a wicked neighbouring prince, against whom the sword was sharpened.
Page 26 - Charles VII. in the expulsion of the English out of France, and in the reduction of the kingdom to his obedience, he adds, " Since which reduction, and for the service the Scots rendered to Charles VII. upon that occasion, for the great loyalty and virtue which he found in them, he selected two hundred of them for the guard of his person, of whom he made an hundred men at arms, and an hundred lifeguards. And the said hundred men at arms are the hundred lances of our ancient ordinances ; and the lifeguard-men...
Page 225 - BUCHANAN, second son to Walter, seventh laird of Drumikill, and brother to William, last of that race of Drumikill, and first of Craigievairn. This Dugal acquired Lower Gartincaber in Buchanan parish : he was twice married, having of the first marriage John Buchanan, writer in Edinburgh, of the second marriage Thomas Buchanan, perriwig-maker in Glasgow. The old family, of Drumikill of which William Buchanan, now of Craigievairn, is representer, by any information I can obtain, for armorial bearing...
Page 73 - Then they both quitted their horses, and furiously attacked each other on foot. At the very first bout the noble earl gave him so sore a stroke on the brow, about an inch above his eyes, that he could not see for the blood that issued from the wound. His lordship was then just going to thrust him through the body ; but his man John White, forced up his sword, saying, " You have enough of him, my lord, yon have got the better of him.
Page 117 - ... getting that estate was for taking down the• head of Alpin, king of the Scots, by night, off the walls of the capital city of the Picts, where these had affixed it, and upon bringing the same to king Kenneth the Great, he was for that service...

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