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Old and New Edinburgh Vol. IV


320 OLD AND NEW EDINBURGH. Arthur?s h t . 1 Marquis of Douglas. This lady, who was married in 1670, was divorced, or at least expelled from the society of her husband, in consequence of some malignant scandals which a former and disappointed lover, Lowrie of Blackwood, was so base as to insinuate into the ear of the marquis.? Her father took her home, and she never again saw her husband, who married Mary, daughter of the Marquis of Lothian, and died in 1700. Lady Baxbara?s only son, Jznies, Earl of Angus, fell Martinmas wind, when wilt thou blaw, 0 gentle death, when wilt thou come 7 An?shake the green leaves aft the tree? For 0? my life I am wearie.? A public event of great importance in this locality was the Royal Scottish Volunteer Review before the Queen on the 7th of August, 1860, when Edinburgh, usually so empty and dull in the dog days, presented a strange and wonderful scene. For a few days before this event regiments from all RUINS OF ST. ANTHONY?S CHAPEL, LOOKING TOWARDS LEITH. (From n P4oiofln)h by Ale%. A. IngZis.) bravely at Steinkirk, in his twenty-first year, at the head of the 26th, or Cameronian Regiment. Two verses of the song run thus :- ?? Oh, waly ! waly ! gin love be bonnie A litttle time while it is new ; But when it ?5 auld it waxeth cauld. And fades away like morning dew. Oh, wherefore should I busk my heid? Or wherefore should I kame my hai ? For m y true lov- has me forsook, And says he ?11 never love me mair. Now Arthur?s Seat shall be my bed, St. Anton?s Well shall be my drink, The sheets shall ne?er be pressed by mp ; Since my true love?s forsaken me ! parts of Scotland came pouring into the city, and were cantoned in school-houses, hospitals, granaries, and wherever accommodation could be procured for them. The Breadalbane Highlanders, led by the white-bearded old marquis, attracted especial attention, and, 011 the whole, the populace seemed most in favour of kilted corps, all such being greeted with especial approbation. .Along the north wall of the park there was erected a grand stand capable of containing 3,ooc persons. The royal standard of Scotland-a splendid banner, twenty-five yards square-floated from the summit of Arthur?s Seat, while a multitude of other standards and gnow-white [email protected] covered all the inner slopes of the Craigs. Bp
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