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OF THE

SCOTTISH BORDER:

CONSISTING OF

HISTORICAL AND ROMANTIC BALLADS,

COLLECTED BY

SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART.,

IN THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES OF SCOTLAND; WITH A FEW OF MODERN

DATE, FOUNDED UPON LOCAL TRADITION.

REPRINT OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION.

The songs, to savage virtue dear,
That won of yore the public ear,
Ere Polity, sedate and sage,
Had quench'd the fire of feudal rage.-WARTON.

LONDON:
ALEX. MURRAY & SON, 30 QUEEN SQUARE, W.C.

1869.

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PREFACE.

THE MINSTRELSY OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER was the first of the publications of Sir Walter Scott. The work issued, in 1802, from the Kelso press; and in 1803 the same printers, Ballantyne, then settled in Edinburgh, brought out a second edition, extended to three volumes Many others have followed, as the text and notes, prose and verse were throughout life improved by the author, and intelligent readers trace in its pages the germs of most of the incidents on which the fame, in verse and prose, of the Waverley publications was founded.

Mr. Motherwell, himself a poet, and editor of “Minstrelsy, Ancient and Modern, 1827,” declared that it was “fortunate for the heroic and legendary song of Scotland that the work was undertaken, and still more fortunate that its execution devolved upon one so well qualified in every respect to do its subject the most ample justice. Long will it live, a noble and interesting monument of his unwearied research, curious and minute learning, genius, and taste. It is truly a patriot's legacy to posterity; and much as it may be now esteemed, it is only in times yet gathering in the bosom of futurity, when the interesting traditions, the chivalrous and romantic legends, the wild superstitions, the tragic songs of Scotland, have wholly failed from the living memory, that this gift can be duly appreciated.”

CONTENTS.

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INTRODUCTION TOTHEMINSTRELSYOFTHE SCOTTISH BORDER 9-52 1. ALICE BRAND. Lady of the Lake

481-483 2. A LYKE WAKE DIRGE

415—418 3. ANE INTERLUDE-LAYING OF A GHAIST

430, 431 4. ANNAN WATER*

294–296 5. ARCHIE O' CA'FIELD*

108-III 6. ARMSTRONG'S GOODNIGHT*

164 7. AULD MAITLAND*

149–164 8. AULD WILLIE'S FAREWELL. Anna Seward .

536-537 9. BARTRAM's DiRGE. * Surtees . 10. BATTLE OF BOTHWELL BRIG*

206—218 II. Do. DRUMCLOG. Old Mortality

203—206 I2. Do. LOUDON HILL*

195-203 13. Do. OTTERBOURNE. Scottish Version .

164-173 14. Do. PENTLAND HILLS*

192—195 15. Do. PHILLIPHAUGH*

178-185 16. BONNY DUNDEE. A BALLAD. Sir W. Scott

219, 220 17. BORDER BALLAD. Monastery

69, 70 18. CADYOW CASTLE. Sir W. Scott

239--247 19. CHRISTIE'S WILL

272--278 20. CLAVERHOUSE AT DRUMCLOG

203 21. Do. CHARACTER OF. Old Mortality

218, 219 22. CLERK SAUNDERS*

376-380 23. COSPATRICK

310313 24. Dick O' THE Cow

120-136 25. EARL RICHARD

· 360--364 26. ELLANDONAN CASTLE. C. Mackenzie

523-527 27. ERLINGTON*

314-316 28. FAIR HELEN OF KIRKCONNELL. Two Parts

290—292 29. FAUSE FOUDRAGE*

322-327 30. FEUDSTANCHING, BOND FOR . 31. GLENALLAN'S EARL. The Antiquary

222, 223 32. GLENFINLASS. Sir W. Scott .

431–438 33. GRÆME AND BEWICK*

132-137 34. HISTORY OF GEORDIE BOURNE, THE FREEBOOTER

54–58 35. HOBBIE NOBLE

104-108 36 HUGHIE THE GRAHAM

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37. JAMIE TELFER OF THE FAIR DODHEAD* 38. JELLON GRAME* 39. JOCK O' HAZELDEAN. Sir W. Scott 40. Jock O' THE SYDE 41. JOHNIE ARMSTRANG 42. JOHNIE O'BRAIDISLEE* 43. KATHARINE JANFARIE 44. KEMPION* 45. KING HENRY*. 46. KINMONT WILLIE* 47. LADY ANNE 48. LESLIE'S MARCH 49. LETTER-EARL SURREY TO HENRY VIII. 50. LOCHINVAR. Marmion 51. LORD EwrIE* . 52. LORD MAXWELL'S GOODNIGHT 53. LORD RANDALL 54. LORD SOULIS. 7. Leyden 55. LORD THOMAS AND FAIR ANNIE 56. LORD WILLIAM 57. MAITLAND'S COMPLAINT 58. MASSACRE OF GLENCOE. Sir W. Scott 59. MELROSE-ODE ON VISITING. 7. Marriot 60. MY NATIVE LAND. Lay of the Last Minstrel 61. ODE ON VISITING FLODDEN FIELD. 7. Leyden 62. ODE ON SCOTTISH MUSIC

do. 63. O' GIN MY LOVE 64. O' TELL ME. Graham of Gartmure 65. PRINCE ROBERT* 66. PROUD LADY MARGARET* 67. ROOKHOPE RYDE 68. ROSABELLE. Lay of the Last Minstrel * 69. ROSE THE RED AND WHITE LILLY* 70. SIR AGILTHORN. Lewis 71. SIR HUGH LE BLOND* 72. SIR PATRICK SPENS 73. THE BONNY HIND* 74. THE BROOM O' COWDEN KNOWES 75. THE BROOMFIELD HILL 76. THE COUT OF KEELDAR. 3. Leyden 77. THE CRUEL SISTER* . 78. THE CURSE OF Moy. 7. B. S. Morrit, Esq., of Rokeby 79. THE DEATH OF FEATHERSTONHAUGH. Surtees

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