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Book 10  p. 337
(Score 1.46)

ST. MARGARET?S CONVENT. 45 White House Loan.
rare and valuable portraits, including some of the
Stuart family, and one of Cardinal Beaton, on the
Vhite House, was returned as heir to his father,
James Chrystie, of that place, in the parish of St.
Cuthbert?s. But in the early part of the last
century it had passed to a family named Davidson,
as shown by the Valuation Roll in 1726.
In 1767 it was the residence of MacLeod of
MacLeod, when his daughter was married to
Colonel Pringle of Stitchell, M.P.; and in this
mansion it has been said Principal Robertson wrote
his ?History of Charles the Fifth.? Here also,
April, 1820, John Home wrote his
Dr. Blair his ?? Lectures.? ?? We give this interesting
information,? says the editor, ?on the authority of
a very near relation of Dr. Blair, to whom these
particulars were often related by the Doctor with
great interest.?
.the first Catholic convents erected in Scotland
since the Reformation-a house of Ursulines of
Jesus, and dedicated to St. Margaret, Queen of
Scots, having a very fine Saxon chapel, the chef
dEuvre of Gillespie Graham. It was opened in
Jme that year, according to the Edinburgh
Ohme-, a now extinct journal, and the inaugural
Douglas,? and I
On this edifice was engrafted, in 1835, one of?
et Regent du Royaume a?Ecosse, CaPlIilld et Legat
a iaterc, fut massacri pour la foy en 1546.? It
is believed to be a copy by Chambers from the
original at St. Mary?s College, Blairs. The most
of the nuns were at first French, under a Madame
St. Hilaire.
On the same side of the Loan are the gates
to the old mansion of the Warrenders of Lochend,
called Bruntsfield or Warrender House, the an-
I cestral seat of a family which got it as a free gift
from the magistrates, and which has been long
connected with the civil history and municipal
affairs of the city-a massive, ancient, and dark
edifice, with small windows and crowstepped
THE GRANGE CEMETERY. ... MARGARET?S CONVENT. 45 White House Loan. rare and valuable portraits, including some of the Stuart family, ...

Book 5  p. 45
(Score 1.43)


Book 10  p. 84
(Score 1.41)

alowing each 20 lbs. weight,.and all above to pay
6d. per lb. The coach sets off at six in the morning.
Performed by Henry Hamson, Nich. Speighl,
Rob. Garbe, Rich. Croft?
When we consider the cost of food on a thirteen
8, Moray House; 30, Canongate Cross; 32, Canongate Tolbooth.
Canongate, every other Tuesday. In the winter
to set out from London and Edinburgh every
other Monday morning, and to go to Burrowbridge
on Saturday night ; and to set out from thence on
Monday morning, and to get to London and Edinof
Anne and Victoria seems great indeed.
In July, 1754, the Ertinburgh Courant advertises
the stage-coach, drawn by six horses, with a postillion
on one of the leaders, as ?a new, genteel,
two-end glass machine, hung on steel springs;
exceeding light and easy, to go in ten days in
summer and twelve in winter,? setting out from
Hosea Eastgate?s, at the Coach and Horses, Dean
Street, Soho, and from John Somerville?s, in the
parcels, according fo their vahe.?
A few years before this move in the way of progress,
the Canongate had been the scene of a little
religious persecution; thus we find that on a
Sunday in the April of 1722 the Duchess Dowager
of Gordon, Elizabeth Howard, daughter of the
Duke of Norfolk, venturing to have mass celebrated
at her house in the Canongate for herself and
some fifty other Roman Catholics, Bailie Hawthorn, ... each 20 lbs. weight,.and all above to pay 6d. per lb. The coach sets off at six in the morning. Performed ...

Book 3  p. 16
(Score 1.37)


Book 10  p. 74
(Score 1.36)


Book 10  p. 66
(Score 1.33)


Book 8  p. 264
(Score 1.33)

88 OLD AND NEW EDINBURGH. tThe Castle Hill.
the steep flight of steps that descend to Johnston
Terrace, we find a date 1630, with the initials
A. M.-M. N., and in the wall below there still
remains a cannon ball, fired from the half-moon
3 ~ - ~ * - .... ,-. ,~,_., -.,- :.. ~- - - , ~ ~ ~ .,- .,~-- %..:,>
street some are unchanged in external aspect since
the days of the Stuarts.
On the pediment of a dormer window of the
house that nom forms the south-west angle of the
street, directly facing the Castle, and overlooking
of Huntly in 1684; but the edifice in question
evidently belongs to an anterior age; and the old
tradition was proved to be correct, when in a disposition
(now in possession of the City Improve- __-- L n _-_-_ :--:--\ =.. e:- -_=--& TI-:-> L_ 1.1-
arch, within which, is a large coronet, supported by
two deerhounds, well known {eatures in the Gordon
arms. Local tradition universally affirms this
mansion to have been the residence of the dukes
of that title, which was bestowed on the house
aunng me DiocKaae in 1745. I nrougn rnis DWUing
there is a narrow alley named Blair?s Close-so
narrow indeed, that amid the brightest sunshine
there is never in it more than twilight-giving access
to an open court, at the first angle of which is a
handsome Gothic doorway, surmounted by an ogee
iiiriii LuiiitIiissiunl uy air M J U ~ K ~ Dam tu nis
son William, dated 1694, he describes it as ?all
and hail, that my lodging in the Castle lHill of
Edinburgh, formerly possessed by the Duchess of
The latter was Lady Elizabeth Howard, daugh ... OLD AND NEW EDINBURGH. tThe Castle Hill. the steep flight of steps that descend to Johnston Terrace, we find a ...

Book 1  p. 88
(Score 1.31)


Book 9  p. 569
(Score 1.31)

310 E I 0 GR A P HI GAL S K ET C H ES.
MR. DICKSON, the third son of the Rev. David Dickson, minister of Newlands,
Peeblesshire, and afterwards proprietor of the estate of Kilbucho, in the same
county, was born in April 1754. After receiving his elementary education at
the parochial school of West Linton, the parish immediately adjoining to that
of Newlands, he was removed to the grammar-school at Peebles, then under
the skilful tuition of Mr. Oman, who is still remembered as a superior linguist
and a most successful teacher. Entering the Uuiversity of Glasgow in 1766,
he there prosecuted his literary, philosophical, and theological course of studies,
till the session of 1774-5, when he completed them at the Divinity Hall of
Being licensed by the Presbytery of Biggar in September 1775, Mr. Dickson
soon after became the almost stated assistant of his step-uncle, the Rev.
Mr. Noble, minister of Liberton, in the same Presbytery, then in the decline
of life, and such was his popularity during the entire period of Mr. Noble's
survivance, that on his death, in 1776, the parishioners unanimously applied to
the patron in his favour, who, at once acceding to their wishes, immediately
presented him to the vacant charge. After going through the prescribed presbyterial
trials with more than ordinary approbation, he was ordained minister
of that parish on the 1st of May 1777.
During his ministry at Liberton, Mr. Dickson began t,hat course of faithful
and zealous labour, among all classes of the people, not in the pulpit only, but
from house to house, by which he was so peculiarly distinguished throughout
the remainder of his life. But, while this produced a mutual and very strong
attachment betwixt him and his first flock, it led others who enjoyed, though
only occasionally, the benefit of his public, and heard of his not less valuable
private, ministrations, earnestly to seek for themselves so estimable a pastor.
Accordingly, on a vacancy taking place at Bothkennar, in the Presbytery of
Stirling, where he had been accustomed to assist, especially on sacramental
occasions, he was, on the unanimous application of the parishioners to the patron,
Mr. Graham of Airth, appointed to that charge, into which he was duly inducted
in July 1783.
Being by this time well known in Edinburgh, where he was in the habit of
regularly assisting, twice a year, the most eminent evangelical ministers at the
dispensation of the Lord's Supper ; and, being particularly intimate with Mr. ... E I 0 GR A P HI GAL S K ET C H ES. No. CCLXXIV. REV. DAVID DICHSON, MINISTER OF NEW NORTH CHURCH, ...

Book 9  p. 412
(Score 1.3)

As the time of her accouchement drew near, she
was advised by the Lords of Council to remain in
the fortress and await it; and a former admirer
of Mary?s, the young Earl of Arran (captain of the
archers), whose love had turned his brain, was
sent from his prison in David?s Tower to Hamilton.
(From tke Original ~ G W in tht Mwccm of tht So&& of Antiquaries of Scofkrul.)
A French Queen shall beare the some
And he from the Bruce?s blood shall come
To rule all Britainne to the sea,
As near as to the ninth degree.?
According to the journalist Bannatyne, Knox?s
secretary, Mary was delivered with great ease by
On the ground floor at the south-east corner of thc
Grand Parade there still exists, unchanged anc
singularly irregular in form, the room wherein, a1
ten o?clock on the morning of the 19th of June
1566, was born James VI., in whose person thc
rival crowns of hlary and Elizabeth were to bc
united. A stone tablet over the arch of the 016
doorway, with a monogram of H and M and the
date, commemorates this event, unquestionably thc
greatest in the history of Britain. The royal arms
of Scotland figure on one of the walls, and an orna.
mental design surmounts the rude stone fireplace,
while four lines in barbarous doggerel record the
birth. The most extravagant joy pervaded the
entire city. Public thanksgiving was offered up in
St. Giles?s, and Sir James Melville started on the
spur with the news to the English court, and rode
with such speed that he reached London in four
days, and spoiled the mirth of the envious Elizabeth
for one night at least with the happy news.
And an old prophecy, alleged to be made by
(Over entrancr fo tkr RvaZ Apartments, ddidurglr Castle.)
Thomas the Rhymer, but proved by Lord Hailes
to be a forgery, was now supposed to be fulfilled-
<? However it happen for to fall,
The Lycn shall be lord of all 1
the necromantic powers of the Countess ot
John Earl of Athole, who was deemed a sorceress,
and who cast the queen?s pains upon
the Lady Reres, then in the Castle. An interesting
conversation between Mary and Darnley took
place in the little bed-room, as recorded in the
?Memoirs? of Lord Herries Daniley came at
two in the afternoon to see his royal spouse and
child. ?? My lord,? said the queen, ?God has
given us a son.? Partially uncovering the face of
the infant, she added a protest that it was his and
no other man?s son. Then turning to an English
gentlemar, present, she said, ? This is the son who,
I hope, shall first unite the two kingdoms of Scotland
and England.? Sir William Stanley said,
?Why, madam, shall he succeed before your majesty
and his father?? ?Alas !? answered Mary, ?his
father has broken to me,? alluding to the conspiracy
against Rizzio. ?? Sweet madam,? said
Darnley, ?is this the promise you made--that
you would forget and forgive all ? ?I ? I have forgiven
all,? replied the queen, ?but will never
forget. What if Faudonside?s (one of the assassins)
pistol had shot? What would have become of
both the babe and me ? ?? ? Madam,? replied
Darnley, ?these things are past.? ?Then,? said the
queen, ? let them go.? So ended this conversation.
It is a curious circumstance that the remains of
In infant in an oak coffin, wrapped in a shroud
marked with the letter I, were discovered built up
in the wall of this old palace in August, 1830,
but were re-consigned to their strange place of
jepulture by order of General Thackeray, comnanding
the Royal Engineers in Scotland.
When John Spotswood, superintendent of Lo-
:hian, and other Reformed clergymen, came to
:ongratulate Mary in the name of the General
kssembly, he begged that the young Duke of ... the time of her accouchement drew near, she was advised by the Lords of Council to remain in the fortress and ...

Book 1  p. 46
(Score 1.26)

High Street.] TULZIES IN THE HIGH STREET. 195 - -
his own friends and servants into two armed parties,
set forth on slaughter intent.
He directed his brothers John and Robert
Tweedie, Porteous of Hawkshaw, Crichton of
Quarter, and others, to Conn?s Close, which was
directly opposite to the smith?s booth; while he,
accompanied by John and Adam Tweedie, sons of
the Gudeman of Dura, passed to the Kirk (of Field)
Wynd, a little to the westward of the booth, to cut
off the victim if he hewed a way to escape ; but as
he was seen standing at the booth door with his
back to them, they shot him down with their
pistols in cold blood, and left him lying dead on
the spot.
For this the Tweedies were imprisoned in the
Castle; but they contrived to compromise the
matter with the king, making many fair promises ;
yet when he was resident at St. James?s, in 1611,
he heard that the feud and the fighting in Upper
Tweeddale were as bitter as ever.
On the 19th of January, 1594, a sharp tulzie, or
combat, ensued in the High Street between the
Earl of Montrose, Sir James Sandilands, and others.
10 explain the cause of this we must refer to
Calderwood, who tells us that on the 13th of
February, in the preceding year, John Graham of
Halyards, a Lord of Session (a kinsman of Montrose),
was passing down Leith Wynd, attended by
three or four score of armed men for his protection,
when Sir Janies Sandilands, accompanied by his
friend Ludovic Duke of Lennox, with an armed
I company, met him. As they had recently been
in dispute before the Court about Some temple
lands, Graham thought he was about to be attacked,
and prepared to make resistance. The
duke told him to proceed on his journey, and that
no one would molest him; but the advice was
barely given when some stray shots were fired by
the party of the judge, who was at once attacked,
and fell wounded. He was borne bleeding into
an adjacent house, whither a French boy, page to
Sir Alexander Stewart, a friend of Sandilands, followed,
and plunged a dagger into him, thus ending
a lawsuit according to the taste of the age.
Hence it was that when, in the following year,
John Earl of Montrose-a noble then about fifty
years old, who had been chancellor of the jury that
condemned the Regent Morton, and moreover was
Lord High Chancellor of the kingdom-met Sir
James Sandilands in the High Street, he deemed
it his duty to avenge the death of the Laird of
Halyards. On the first amval of the earl in Edinburgh
Sir James had been strongly recommended
by his friends to quit it, as his enemies were too
strong for him ; but instead of doing so he desired
the aid and assistance of all his kinsmen and
friends, who joined him forthwith, and the two
parties meeting on the 19th of January, near the
Salt Tron, a general attack with swords and hack
buts begun. One account states that John, Master
of Montrose (and father of the great Marquis), first
began the fray; another that it was begun by Sir
James Sandilands, who was cut down and severely
wounded by more than one musket-shot, and
would have been slain outright but for the valour
of a friend named Captain Lockhart. The Lord
Chancellor was in great peril, for the combat was
waged furiously about him, and, according to the
? Historie of King James the Sext,? he was driven
back fighting ?to the College of Justice ( i e . , the
Tolbooth). The magistrates of the town with
fencible weapons separatit the parties for that time ;
and the greatest skaith Sir James gat on his party,
for he himself was left for dead, and a cousingerman
of his, callit Crawford of Kerse, was slain,
and many hurt.? On the side of the earl only one
was killed, but many were wounded.
On the 17th of June, 1605, there was fought in
the High Street a combat between the Lairds of
Edzell and Pittarrow, with many followers on both
sides. It lasted, says Balfour in his AnnaZes, from
nine at night till two next morning, with loss and
many injuries. The Privy Council committed the
leaders to prison.
The next tulzie of which we read arose from the
following circumstance :-
Captain James Stewart (at one time Earl of
Arran) having been slain in 1596 by Sir James
Douglas of Parkhead, a natural son of the Regent
Morton, who cut off his .head at a place called
Catslack, and carried it on a spear, ?leaving his
body to be devoured by dogs and swine;? this
act was not allowed to pass unrevenged by the
house of Ochiltree, to which the captain-who had
been commander of the Royal Guard-belonged.
But as at that time a man of rank in Scotland
could not be treated as a malefactor for slaughter
committed in pursuance of a feud, the offence was
expiated by an assythement. The king strove
vainly to effect a reconciliation ; but for years the
Imds Ochiltree and Douglas (the latter of whom
was created Lord Torthorwald in 1590 by James
VI.) were at open variance.
It chanced that on the 14th of July, 1608, that
Lord Torthonvald was walking in the High Street
a little below the Cross, between six and seven in
the morning, alone and unattended, when he suddenly
met William Stewart, a nephew of the man
he had slain. Unable to restrain the sudden rage
that filled him, Stewart drew his sword, and ere ... Street.] TULZIES IN THE HIGH STREET. 195 - - his own friends and servants into two armed parties, set forth ...

Book 2  p. 195
(Score 1.25)


Book 8  p. 82
(Score 1.23)


Book 11  p. 197
(Score 1.23)

Campbell, Rev. John, the African
Campbell, Mr. John, 46
Campbell, Sir James, Bart., 51
Campbell, Sir James Livingstone,
Campbell, Sir Alexander, 51
Campbell, Colonel Alexander, 61
Campbell, Archibald, Esq., of
Campbell, Lieut.-Colonel John,
Campbell, Archibald, Esq. , of
Campbell, Sir Archibald, of Suc-
Campbell, Mr. Alexander, 92,
Campbell, Mr. Charles, 95, 266
Campbell, Lord Frederick, 125,
Campbell, Mr. Mungo, 127
Campbell, Dugald, 147
Campbell, Rlr. James, 147
Campbell, Lieut. -Col. Duncan,
Campbell, Colin, of Carwin, 233
Campbell, Miss Elizabeth, 233
Campbell, Lady Elizabeth &it.
Campbell, Lady Mary, 234
Campbell, Captain John, 235
Campbell, Archibald, 235
Campbell, John, 353
Campbell, Archibald, town-officer
287, 357, 359
Campbell, Sir Ilay, 380, 384, 44:
Campbell, Dr., 382
Campbell, Archibald, Esq., o
Campbell, Sir James, 450
Campbell, Miss Eleanors, 450
Campbell, Colonel, 444
Campbell, Colonel, of Glenlyon
Campbeil, Finlay, 472
Campbell, John, 472
Cardonald, Commissioner, 387
Carey, -, 171
Carhampton, Lord, 169
Carlyle, Dr., 119, 339
Carnegy, Thomas, Esq. , 419
Carnegy, Miss Elizabeth, 419
Carnegy, Miss Margaret, 419
Carre, Robert, Esq., 73
Carre, M2iss Agnes, 73
traveller, 42
Bart., 402
Stonefield, 71, 233
i 2
Succoth, 89
coth, 91, 442
land, 234
Inverneil, 404, 405
hstlereagh, Lord, 1751 304, 305,
hstres, Abraham, Esq., 35
hthcart, Lord, 19
>athart, Robert, Esq., of
:auvin, Mr. Louis, senior, 420
:auvin, Nr. Louis, jnnior, 378,
3auvin, Mr. Alexander, 421
Zauvin, Joseph, Esq., 421
C)auvin, Miss Jean, 421
Zauvin, Miss Minny, 421
Zauvin, Miss Margaret, 421
Zhapman, Dr., 45
Chapman and Lang, Messrs., 237
Chalmers, Miss Agnes, 109
Chalmers, Rev. Dr. Thomas, 124
Chalmers, Mr., 136
Chalmen, Miss, 158
Chalmers, George, Esq., 348
Chalmers, Miss Grizel, 348
Chalmers D. Douglas, 386
Chalmers, Mrs., 387
Chandos, Marquis of, 234
Charles I., 125, 207, 328, 341
Charles II., 163, 222, 328
Charles X. of France, 199, 200,
Charlotte, Princess, 245
Charlotte, Queen, 350
Charteris, Mr., of Amisfield, 138
Charteris, Colonel, 241
Chatham, Earl of, 255
Cheape, Douglas, Esq., 467
Chester, Sir Robert, 300, 305
Chiesley of Dalry, 332
Christie, Mr. John, 309
Christie, Miss, 455
Christison, John, Esq., 446
Christison, Professor, 451, 452
Cibber, Mrs., 205
Circassian, the Fair, 303, 304,
305, 306, 307
Clair, General St., 22
Clair, Mr. St., of Roslin, 211
Clare, Earl of, 174
Clark, Alexander, 29
Clarke, Mrs., 397
Clavering, General, 446
Clavering, Miss Angusta, 446
Clayton, Rev. Mr., 102
Cleghorn, Rev. Mr, John, 40
Clerk, Mr. John, 29
Clerk, Mr. Robert, 29
Clerk, Mr. Alexander, 29
Drum, 475
201, 202
3lerk, Sir John, of Penicuik,
Zlerk, Sir John, 438
zlerk, Mr. Sheriff, 145
Ierk, Sir James, .Bart. 178,
Jerk, Sir George, 178
Zlerk, John, Esq., 438, 439
Zlerk, William, Esq., 442
Clinch, Mr., 204
Clinton, Sir Henry, 23
Clive, Robert Lord, 468
Clive, Lady, 468
Clive, Viscount, 469
Clonmel, Earl of, 173
Cobbett, Mr. William, 184, 273
Cockburn, Lord, 363, 418
Cockbnrn, Baron, 289, 328
Cockbarn, Miss Matilda, 328
Coilsfield, Laird of, 127
Colville, Admiral Lord, 58
Colville, Lady, 58
Colquhonn, Sir James, Bart., 71,
Colquhoun, M'alter Dalziel, Esq.,
Colquhonn, A., Esq., 361, 432
Colquhoun, John Campbell, Esq.,
Combe, Delafield and Co., Messrs.,
Combe, Miss, 292, 293
Condorcet, Marquis de, 386
Connell, Sir John, 91
Connell, Mr. Arthur, 442
Constable, Mr. Archibald, 59,
Constable, Thomas, Esq., 475
Cooke, Mrs., the giantess, 115
Cooper, Dr., 452
Corehouse, Lord, 384
Cormack, Rev. Dr., 467
Cormack John Rose, M.D., 467
Cornwallis, Lord, 78, 350
Cornwallis, Lady Charlotte, 350
Cotton, Mr. George, 218
Cottrell, Sir Stephen, 300
Coutts, Miss, 160
Coventry, Dr. Andrew, 108, 352
Coventry, Lord, 292
Coventry, Rev. George, 352
Coventry, Miss Margaret, 352
Cowper, Mr. James, 403, 407
Craig, Sir Thomas, 322
Craig, Professor James, 322
Craig, Thomas, Esq., 322,
217, 223
322, 473 ... TO THE NAMES, ETC. 493 Campbell, Rev. John, the African Campbell, Mr. John, 46 Campbell, Sir James, Bart., ...

Book 9  p. 684
(Score 1.22)

every man his own Harry Ewkine f" Mr. Erskine felt very much amazed, as
may be supposed, upon the announcement of the fictitious publication.
Mr. Erskine was twice married, and by his first marriage he had the present
(1837) Earl of Buchan, Major Erskine, and two daughters : one married to the
late Colonel Callender of Craigforth, and another to Dr. Smith. By his second
wife, Miss hlunro (who still survives, 1837), he had no issue.
No. LIX.
THIS rencontre, which happened only a short time after Mr. Bruce published
his travels, is said to have taken place at the Cross of Edinburgh, where the
parties represented were seen by Kay in conversation, although he ha's ingeniously
placed them on the hillock alluded to by Mr. Bruce, from whence proceeded
the principal fountain of the Nile.
The first figure in the print is JAMES BRUCE of Kinnaird, the Abyssinian
traveller, He was born on the 14th December 1730, at Kinnaird in the county
of Stirling, and was eldest son of David Bruce of Kinnaird,' by Marion,
daughter of James Graham of Airth, Judge of the High Court of Admiralty in
At the age of eight years, Bruce, who was then rather of a weakly habit and
gentle disposition, though afterwards remarkable for robustness of body and
boldness of mind, was sent to London to the care of an uncle. Here he remained
until he had attained his twelfth year, when he was removed to
Harrow, where he won the esteem of his instructors by his amiable temper
and extraordinary aptitude for learning. In 1747, he returned to Kinnaird,
with the reputation of a first-rate scholar. It having been determined that he
should prepare himself for the Bar, he, for that purpose, attended the usual
classes in the University of Edinburgh ; but finding legal pursuits not suited to
his disposition, it was resolved that he should proceed to India. With this
intention he went to London in 1753 ; but while waiting for permission from
the East India Company to settle there as a free trader, he became acquainted
with Adriana Allan, the daughter of a deceased wine-merchant, whoa
This estate waa acquired by his grandfather, David Hay of WoodcockdaIe, who, on mm-ying
Helen Bruce, the heiress of Kinnaird, assumed the name and arms of Bruce. The immediate founder
of the Kinnaird family was Robert, the second son of Sir Alexander Bruce of Airth, by a daughter
of the fifth Lord Livingston, who became one of the most zealous ministers of the Reformed Church
of Scotland, ww much in the confidence of James the Sixth, and had the honour of pla&g the
crown on the head of his Queen on her arrival from Denmark.
. ... BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. every man his own Harry Ewkine f" Mr. Erskine felt very much amazed, as may be ...

Book 8  p. 185
(Score 1.21)

Abercromby, Lord, 21, 325
Abercromby, General Sir Ralph,
38, 125, 163, 189, 349
Abercromby, bfiss Elizabeth, 38
Abercromby, Sir Robert, 38, 39
Abercromby, the Hon. James,
Speaker of the House of Commons,
Adam, Dr. Alexander, 19, 37
Adam, Lord Chief Commissioner,
Adams, President, 71, 194
Adie, Mr. Andrew, 403, 407
Aikmau, Rev. John, 40, 41
Aikman, Mrs., 40
Aikman, Robert, 238
Albemarle, Lord, 22
Alexander, Rev. William Lindsdy:
Alexander, Mrs., of Balloclimyle
Alison, Archibald, Esq. , 363, 465
Alison, Professor, 452
Allan, David, 96
Allan and Co., Messrs. Thomas
Alston, Dr. Charles, 415, 416
Alva, Lord, 336
Amesbury, Lord, 466
Amy, James L', Esq., 363
Anderson, Dr. Walter, 75
Anderson, Mr. William, 228
Anderson, Professor, 244
Anderson, &Ir. David, 403
Anderson, Mr. William, 403, 401
Anderson, Mr. Charles, 403, 408
295, 296, 363
A.M., 40
Pndrev v. Murdoch, 21
4ndrew, George, Esq., 35
Ingouleme, Duc d', 195, 197
Ingouleme, Duchess d', 198,
Inkerville, Lord, 383
Snne, Princess, 208
Arbuthnot, William, Esq., 240
Arcy, Lieut.-Colonel d', 306
Argyle, Duke of, 51, 235, 411,
Argyle, John Duke of, 225
Aristotle, 450
Armadale, Lord, 112, 350, 417
Arnot, Hugo, Esq., 185, 213
Arnot, Miss, 160
Artois, Count d', 197, 198, 265
A-n, H-y, 292
8-e, Sir T-s, 292
Atholl, Duke of, 101, 412
Atholl, Duchess of, 412
Audley, Lord, 295
Auchinleck, Lord, 277
Auchmuty, Sir Samuel, 275 '
Austin and M'Auslin, Messrs., 378
Austria, Emperor of, 201
Aytoun, John, Esq., 196
Aytoun, Roger, Esq., 197
Aytoun, John, Esq., 197
Aytoun, James, Esq., 197
199, 200,201
BADENOCRHe,v . Mr., 201
Baillie, Thomas, Esq., 216
Baillie, Sir William, Bart., 217
Baillie, George, Esq., 234
Baillie, Colonel, 273
Baillie, bIrs., 387
Baine, Rev. James, senior, 133
Raine, Rev. James, junior, 82
Baird, Principal, 104, 273, 311
Baird, Sir David, 163
Baird, John, Esq., 376
Balfour, Professor, 20
Balgray, Lord, 346, 407, 409
Ballantyne, Mr. John, 384
Ballingall, Mr., 375
Ballingall, Sir George, 448, 449
Balmuto, Lord, 380, 384, 386
Bamford, Mr., 115
Bannatyne, Lord, 99, 380, 384
Barber, Mr., 306
Barbanyois, Marquis de, 199
Barclay, Dr., 110
Barclay, Mr. JamesRobertson, 269
Barclay, Miss Susan, 269
Barclay, Mr., 277, 415
Barclay, John, the Berean, 418
Barrington, Sir Jonah, 169, 171
Barry, Mr., 441
Barton, Miss Elizabeth, 431
Bass, Mr. C., 31G
Baxter, bfr., 124
Beattie, Professor, 279
Beg, Abbas, 306
Begbic, William, 357, 358, 364
Belches, Mr., 19
Belhaven, Lord, 393
Bell, Mr. Nugent, 24
Bell, Mr. George, 45
Bell, Mr. John, 110
Bell, Rev. William, 114
Bell, Sir Charles, 142, 453
Bell, Mr. Hamilton, 285
Bell, Mr. Benjamin, 437
Bell, Rev. William, 464 ... THE N A31 E S I N C I D EN TAL L Y M ENT I 0 NE I) IS THE SECOND VOLUME. A ABEBCROMBIDEr,. , 452 ...

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seen Sir Noel Paton?s two wonderful pictures of
Oberon and Titania; others by Erskine Nicol,
Herdman, Faed, W. Fettes, Douglas, James Drummond,
Sir George Harvey, Horatio Macculloch,
R. S. Lauder, Roberts, Dyce, and Etty, from whose
brush there are those colossal paintings of U Judith
with the Head of Holofernes ?? and ?The Woman
Interceding for the Vanquished.?
Among the many fine paintings bequeathed to
this Scottish Gallery is Gainsborough?s celebrated
portrait of hfrs. Graham, depicting a proud and
are outlined ; and the great and accurately detailed
picture of the battle of Bannockburn.
There is a small full-length picture of Bums,
painted by Nasmyth, as a memento of the poet,
and another by the same artist, presented by the
poet?s son, Colonel W. Nicol Burns, and a fine
portrait of Sir John Moore, the property of the
officers of the Black Watch,
The choice collection of water colours embraces
some of the best works of I? Grecian ? Rilliams ;
a series of drawings bequeathed to the Gallery
beautiful girl, grief for whose death in early fife
caused her husband, the future Lord Lynedoch,
?the hero of Earossa,? to have it covered up that
he might never look upon it again. There are
also some beautiful and delicate works by Greuze,
the gift of Lzdy Murray ; and one by Thomson of
Duddingstone, presented by Lady Stuart of
Allanbank ; and Landseer?s I? Rent Day in the
Wilderness,? a Jacobite subject, bequeathed by
the late Sir Roderick Murchison, Bart.
Not the least interesting works here are a few
that were among the last touched by deceased
artists, and left unfinished on their easels, such as
Wilkie?s ?John Knox Dispensing the Sacrament
at Calder House,? of which a few of the faces alone
by Mr. Scott, including examples of Robert
Cattermole, Collins, Cox, Girtin, Prout, Nash,
and Cnstall; and a set of studies of the most
striking peculiarities of the Dutch, Spanish, Venetian,
and Flemish schools. Of great interest, too,
are the waxen models by Michael Angelo.
The Gallery also contains a collection of
marbles and bronzes, bequeathed by Sir James
Erskine of Tome, and a cabinet of medallion
portraits and casts fnm gems, by James and
William Tassie, the celebrated modellers, who,
though born of obscure parents in Renfrewshire,
acquired such fame and reputation that the first
cabinets in Europe were open to their use.
The Royal Scottish Academy of Painting and ... Mound.] THE SCOTTISH GALLERY. 89 - seen Sir Noel Paton?s two wonderful pictures of Oberon and Titania; others ...

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?49 _- George S1rret.l THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS.
ducted in Europe; but the regulations as issued for
them a century ago may amuse their frequenters in
the present day, and we copy them verbatim.
(? THE proprietors finding that the mode they proposed for
subscribing to the assemblies this winter has not met with
general approbation, did, at a general meeting, held 12th
January, come to the following resolutions as to the mode of
admission in future :-
?* Subscription books are open at the house of the Mastez
of the Ceremonies, Wlliam Graham, Esq., No. 66, Princes
Street, and Mr. William Sanderson, merchant, in the
Luckenbooths, to either of whom the nobility and gentry
intending to subscribe are requested to send their names and
subscription money, when they will receive their tickets.
The first assembly (of the season) to be on Thursday, the
29th January, 1789.?
Prior to the erection of the adjoining music
hall many great banquets and public meetings
((1. That the ladies? subscription shall be one guinea.
? 11. That subscriptions for gentlemen who are proprietors
of the rooms shall be one guinea
? 111. That the subscription for gentlemen who are nut,
proprietors of the rooms shall be two guineas.
? IV. That each subscriber shall have twenty-four admission
? V. Subscribers when absent to have the power of granting
two of these tickets for each assembly, either to a lady
or gentleman, and no more ; when present, only one ; and no
ticket will procure admittance unless dated and signed by
the granter ; and the tickets thus granted are not transferable.
?VI. Each non-subscriber to pay 3s. at the door on
presenting his ticket.
? VII. Each director is allowed two additional tickets
extraordinary for each asseably, m-hich he may transfer,
addmg the word Dirccfiw to his signature.
?VIII. No admission wit/rout a fkkd on any arcounl
took place in the great ball-room. One of the
most interesting of these was the second ovation
bestowed on the famous Black Watch in 1816.
There had been a grand reception of the
regiment in 1802, on its return from Egypt, when
a new set of colours, decorated with the Sphinx,
after a prayer by Principal Baird, were bestowed
upon the war-worn Highland battalion on the
Castle Hill by General Vyse, amid a vast concourse
of enthsiastic spectators ; but a still greater
ovstion and a banquet awaited the regiment on
its return to Edinburgh Castle in the year after
It entered the city in two divisions on the 19th
and 20th March, 1816. Colonel Dick of Tullybole,
who afterwards fell in India, rode at the head ... _- George S1rret.l THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS. ducted in Europe; but the regulations as issued for them a century ago ...

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mentioned as residents in it in 1501. He was
Provost in 1425, and was succeeded in 1434 by
Sir Henry Preston of Craigmillar.
Other alleys are mentioned as having existed
in the sixteenth century : Swift?s Wynd, Aikman?s
Close, and ?the Eirle of Irgyllis Close,? in the
Dean of Guild?s Accounts in 1554, and Blacklock?s
Close, where the unfortunate Earl of Northumberland
was lodged in the house of Alexander Clarke,
when he was betrayed into the hands of the
Regent Moray in December, 1569. ,In a list of
citizens, adherents of Queen Mary, in ?1571, are two
glassier-wnghts, one of them named Steven Loch,
probably the person commemorated in Stevenlaw?s
Close, in the High Street.
From Palfrey?s bustling inrrj at the Cowgate-head,
the Dunse fly was wont to take its departure
twice weekly at 8 a.m in the beginning of the
century; and in 1780 some thirty carriers? wains
arrived there and departed weekly. Wilson says
that ?Palfrey?s, or the King?s Head Inn, is a fine
antique stone land of the time of Charles I. An
inner court is enclosed by the buildings behind,
and it long remained one of the best frequented
inns in old Edinburgh, being situated at the junktion
of two of the principal approaches to the town
from the south and west.?
In this quarter MacLellan?s Land, No. 8, a lofty
tenement which forms the last in the range of
houses on the north side of the street, has peculiar
interest from its several associations. Towards the
middle of the last century this edifice-the windows
of which look straight up the Candlemaker-rowhad
as the occupant of its third floor Mrs. Syme, a
clergyman?s widow, with whom the father of Lord
Brougham came to lodge, and whose daughter became
his wife and the lady of Brougham Hall.
He died in 1810, and is buried in Restalrig churchyard.
Mrs. Broughain?s maiden aunt continued to
reside in this house at the Cowgate-head till a
period subsequent to 1794.
In his father?s house, one of the flats in Mac-
Lellan?s Land, Henry Mackenzie, ?the Man of
Feeling,? resided at one time with his Wife and
In the flat immediately below Mrs. Syme dwelt
Bailie John Kyd, a wealthy wine merchant, who
made no small noise in the city, and who figures
among Kay?s etchings. He was a Bailie of 1769,
and Dean of Guild in 1774.
So lately as 1824 the principal apartments in
No. 8 were occupied by an aged journeyman
printer, the father of John Nimmo, who became
conspicuous as the nominal editor of the Beacon,
as his name appeared to many of the obnoxious
articles therein. This paper soon made itself
notorious by its unscrupulous and scurrilous nature,
and its attacks on the private character of the
leading Whig nobles and gentlemen in Scotland,
which ended in Stuart of Dunearn horsewhipping
Mr. Stevenson in the Parliament Square. The
paper was eventually suppressed, and John Nimmo,
hearing of the issue of a Speaker?s warrant against
him, after appearing openly at the printing office
near the old back stairs to the Parliament House,
fled the same day from Leith in a smack, and did
not revisit Edinburgh for thirty-one years. He
worked long as a journeyman printer in the service
of the great Parisian house of M. Didot, and for
forty years he formed one of the staff of Ga&-
nanr?s Messenger, from which he retired with a
pension to Asni?eres, where he died in his eightysixth
year in February, 1879.
In this quarter of the Cowgate was born, in 1745,
Dr. James Graham (the son of a saddler), who was
a man of some note in his time as a lecturer and
writer on medical subjects, and whose brother
William married Catharine Macaulay, authoress of
a ?? History of England? and other works forgotten
now. In London Dr. Graham started an extraordinary
establishment, known as the Temple of
Health, in Pall Mall, where he delivered what were
termed Hyineneal Lectures, which in 1783 he redelivered
in st. Andrew?s Chapel, in Carrubber?s
Close. In his latter years he became seized with a
species of religious frenzy, and died suddenly in his
house, opposite the Archer?s Hall, in 1794.
In Bailie?s Court, in this quarter, lived Robert
Bruce, Lord Kennet, 4th July, 1764, successor on
the bench to Lord Prestongrange, and who died
in 1786. This court-latterly a broker?s yard for
burning bones-and Allison?s Close, which adjoins
it-a damp and inconveniently filthy place, though
but a few years ago one of the most picturesque
alleys in the Cowgate-are decorated at their
entrances with passages from the Psalms, a custom
that superseded the Latin and older legends towards
the end of the seventeenth century.
In Allison?s Close a door-head bears, but sorely
defaced, in Roman letters, the lines from the 120th
Psalm :-?? In my distress I cried unto the Lord,
and he heard me. Deliver my soul, 0 Lord, from
lying lips and from a deceitful tongue.?
In Fisher?s Close, which led directly up to the
Lawnmarket, there is a well of considerable
antiquity, more than seventy feet deep, in which a
man was nearly drowned in 1823 by the flagstone
that covered it suddenly giving way.
The fragment of a house, abutting close to the
northern pier of the centre arch of George IV.
. ... OLD AND NEW EDINBURGH. [Cowgate. mentioned as residents in it in 1501. He was Provost in 1425, and was ...

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the ancient ruby ring which the kings of Scotland
wore at their coronation. It was last used by the
unhappy Charles I., and, after all its wanderings
with his descendants, is now in its old receptacle,
together with the crown, sceptre, sword of state,
and the golden mace of Lord High Treasurer.
The mace, like the sceptre, is surmounted by a
great crystal beryl, stones doubtless of vast antiquity.
The " great beryl " was an amulet which
[Edinburgh Castle.
with the like number of diamonds and sapphires
alternately, and the points tipped with great pearls;
the upper circle is elevated with ten crosses floree,
each adorned in the centre with a great diamond
betwixt four great pearls placed in the cross, one
and one, and these crosses floree are interchanged
with ten high flews de fix, all alternately with the
great pearls below, which top the points of the
second small circle. From the upper circle proceed
cage, the regalia now lie on a white marble table
in the crown-room, together with four other memorials
of the House of Stuart, which belonged
to the venerable Cardinal York, and were deposited
there by order of King William in 1830. These
are the golden collar of the Garter presented to
James VI. by Elizabeth, with its appendage the
George; the order of St. Andrew, cut on an onyx
and having on the reverse the badge of the Thistle,
which opens with a secret spring, revealing a beau-
The ancient crown worn by Robert I. and his
successors underwent no change till it was closed
with four arches by order of James V., and it is
thus described in the document deposited with the
Regalia in the crown-room, in 1707 :-
"The crown is of pure gold, enriched with
many precious stones, diamonds, pearls, and curious
enamellings. It is composed of a fillet which
goes round the head, adorned with twenty-two
large precious stones. Above the great circle there
THE REGALIA OF SCOTLAND. ... ancient ruby ring which the kings of Scotland wore at their coronation. It was last used by the unhappy ...

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Book 8  p. 45
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