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Old and New Edinburgh Vol. I


The Lawnmarket. ninety-nine, Portraits of Anderson and his daughter, in Vandyke costumes, the former with a book in his hand, and the latter with a pill the size of a walnut between her fingers, are still preserved in $he house. It was in 1635 that the Doctor first tablature, bearing the date 1690, is the main enT trance to this court, the principal house of which, forming ,its northern side, has a very handsome doorway, peaked in the centre, like an ogee arch, with ornate mouldings that mark the handiwork of ASSEMBLY HALL (From M Engrayingpu6ZisJiedin 1845.) made known the virtues of his pills, which is really a good form of aloetic medicine. In Mylne?s Court, on the north side of the Lawnmarket, we find the first attempt to substitute an open square of some space for the narrow closes which so long contained the town residences of the Scottish noblesse. Under a Roman Doric enthe builder, Robed Mylne, who erected the more modem portions of Holyrood Palace-the seventh royal master-mason, whose uncle?s tomb, on the east side of the Greyfriars churchyard, bears that he- ?? Sixth master-mason to a royal race, Of seven successive kings, sleeps in this placc?
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