The Scottish Antiquary: Or, Northern Notes & Queries

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T. and A. Constable, 1893 - Scotland
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Page 163 - The noble earl was slain. He had a bow bent in his hand, Made of a trusty tree ; An arrow of a cloth-yard long Up to the head drew he...
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Page 131 - Marcus Knox, a merchant in Glasgow, zealous for the interest of the Reformed Religion, caused me to be fabricated in Holland, for the use of his fellow citizens of Glasgow, and placed me with solemnity in the Tower of their Cathedral.
Page 162 - The above are pieces of the outside and inside of that identical waistcoat, which Macdonald of Kingsburgh gave to the Prince, when he laid aside the woman's clothes. The said waistcoat being too fine for a servant, [in which character Charles then appeared,] the Prince exchanged it with Malcolm Macleod.
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