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England has here enow of spies
Where Crichtoun Castle' crowns the bank;
A lodging meet for Marmion's rank.
of the green vale of Tyne:
You hear her streams repine.
The builders' various hands;
The vengeful Douglas bands.
But pens the lazy steer and sheep,
Thy turrets rude, and totter'd Keep,
[See Appendix, Note K.; and, for a fuller description of Crichton Castle, see Sir Walter Scott's Provincial Antiquities of Scotland, 4to, 1826, vol. i.]
Oft have I traced, within thy fort,
Scutcheons of honour, or pretence,
Remains of rude magnificence.
Thy lordly gallery fair;
Adorn thy ruin'd stair.
Their pointed diamond form,
To shield them from the storm.
Where oft whilom were captives pent,
Or, from thy grass-grown battlement, May trace, in undulating line, The sluggish mazes of the Tyne.
"The pit, or prison vault. -- [See Appendix, Note K.] Vol. II. - 15
With eyes scarce dried, the sorrowing dame,
With every rite that honour claims,
Such the command of royal James,
"He was the second Earl of Bothwell, and fell in the field of Flodden, where, according to an ancient English poet, he distinguished himself by a furious attempt to retrieve the day:
“Then on the Scottish part, right proud,
The Earl of Bothwell then out brast,
Into the enemies' throng he thrast ;
To cause his souldiers to ensue,
The Englishmen straight down him threw.
Flodden Field, a Poem ; edited by H. Weber. Edın. 1808 Adam was grandfather to James, Earl of Bothwell, too wel known in the history of Queen Mary.
Who marshalld then his land's array,
That on the battlements they walk’d,
Of varying topics talk'd;
In travelling so far;
Against the English war:'
Built for the royal dwelling,
'[See Appendix, Note L.]
In Scotlands5 far beyondi.compare.com od
Linlithgow is excelling giloto di noqu
bast deitzu sot tenisys foram OT [In Scotlanda there are about twenty i palaces castles, ang remains, or sites of suchiboom 2'00168 sd 1990) 10
Where Scotia's kings of other yeana ni baA had their royal home, baim lewog a bojqıl bio!
“ Linlithgowo distinguished by, the combine beauty of its situation, must have been early selecteigth and
as a royal residence. David, who bought the title of skine by bibliberality to the church, refers several of his charters to his town of Linlithgow; and in that of Holyrood expressly bestows on the new monastery all the skin of the rais, lowegland Jamibe belonging to his castiellofvLinkiteh, which shallddier during the year .... The convenience afforded for the sport of falcamry, gwhichavas so great a favourite during the feudal lagasy was probably one
cause of the attachment of the ancient Scottish monarchs to Linlithgow and its fine lake. The me sport 24
wak atzo followed with success in the neighbourhood, frota wificheiteümllande il probably arises that the ancient arms of the cityl represent a black greyhound bitch tied, tora treeil.33 The situation.sef Linlithgow Palace is eminently beautiful. It stands 91.1, promontory of some elevation, which advances almost into the midst of the lake. The form is that of a stories high, with towers at the angegebb ftohts Within the
e court, composed of buildings of four square, and the windows, are blyarhametitbu, and the size of the rooms, as well as the width and characterlefi the staitcases, are upon a magnificent scale. One banquet-room is ninety-four feet long, thirty feet wide, and Thirty-three feet high, with a gallery for music. The king's wardrobe, pr dressing
room, looking to the west, projects over the walls, so as to have a delicious prospect on three sides, ofevleke modt leivable boudoirs we have ever seengrill STR WAZPËR Sbores Prødincial Antiquities.
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