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Nor any king in Christendome, Which wounded many warlike wights,

In field to meet him was of might ;! And many a groom to ground did No, not the great Cæsar of Rome

throw. Had been of force with him to fight"; The grey goose wing did work such Nor Hercules, nor Hannibal,

grief, The Soldan, Sophy, nor the Turk;

And did the Scots so scour and skail; None of the mighty monarchs all;

For in their battle, to be brief, Such lusty blood did in him lurk. They'rattling flew as rank as hail : But yet for all his armed host,

That many a soldier on the soil And eke for all his haughty heart,

Lay dead that day through dint of

darts; Full soon abated was his host,

The arrows keen kept such a coil, When brought to London in a cart.

And wounded many wight. men's P. 28.

i hearts, The homely description given of And pierced the scalp of many a Scot, the battle, forms a curious contrast So that on ground they groaning fell: with the highly poetical picture of Some had his shoulder quite through

shot, Mr Scott.

Some leaving life did loudly yell. Then ordinance great anon out brast,

Some from his leg the lance did pull, Oneither side with thundering thumps; Some through his stomach store was And roaring guns with fire fast

stickt, Then levelled out great leaden lumps. Some bleeding bellowed like a bull, With rumbling rage thus Vulcan's art

Some were through privy members

prickt. Began this field and fearful fight; But the arch.gunner on the English But yet the Scots still stout did stand, part,

Till arrows shot at length was done, The master Scot did mark so right, And plied apace to strokes of hand, That he with bullet brást his brain,

And at the last did battle join. And hurla his heels his head above Then on the English part with speed, Then pip-d he such a peel again, The bills stept forth; and bows wedt The Scots he from their ordinance back, druve.

The moorish pikes, and mells of lead,

Did deal there many a dreadful thwack. So by the Scots artillery,

The Englishmen no harm did hent ; The Englishmen straight east and west Bat the English gunner grievously

And southward did their facés set; Them tennis-balls he sousing sent.

The Scutchmen north ward proudly prest,

And manfully their foes they met. Into the midst of enemy's ranks, Where they 'with ragious claps down rushed :

A poem of this kind, which enters Some shouting laid with broken shanks, so much into individual atchieve

Some crying laid with memberscrushed. ments, stands peculiarly in need of Thus the Englishmen with bumbards notes for its illustration. A considershot,

able number had been written by-Mr Their foes on heaps down thick they Lambe, Vicar of Norham'; who is threw,

described by Mr Weber as extreme. But yét the Scots, with stomach stout,

ly deficient in any of the most essenTheir broken ranks did still renew.

tial duties of an editor"; but who, from And when the roaring guns did cease,

his opportunities of local information, To handy strokes they hied apace, might have it in his power to illusAnd with their total power ptease trate many circumstances connected

To join with enemy face to face. with the subject. Considerable value, The Englishmen their feathered flights accordingly, has been attached to his Sent out anon from sounding bow, notes, and such of them as are not al


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together irrelevant, are retained in the to thair labours, and be not sene upoun
present edition. Mr Weber has ad- the gait, clamourand and cryand, under
ded others, which display judgement the pane of banesing of thair persons but
and industry. According to the poem,
the body of King James was found at gude, pass to the kirk and pray, quhane

time requires, for our Soverane Lord ter the battle, though so mangled as and his army, and nyebouris being thairto be with difficulty recognized. - at, and hald thame at their privie labor's Lambe adds the following note :

off the gaitt within their huases, as af.

feirs,' “ The next day after the battle, the body of King James was found. He

A very large list of various readhad received many wounds, most of ings is annexed, which shews the atthem mortal, He was wounded in di- tention bestowed by the editor in the verse places with arrows, his neck was collation of different manuscripts. opened to the middle, and his left hand, The language differs little from that in two places, almost cut off, so that it of the present day ; less, indeed, than scarcely hung to his arm. A great pum

could have been expected ; and Mr ber of noblemen lay dead around the

Weber suspects, King, whose body, tho' much defaced,

that more pains have was known, at the first sight, by some

been taken than could have been de. private marks, by Lord Dacres, Sir sired, to adapt it to modern perusal. William Scot, Sir John Foreman, and A short glossary, however, has been other Scottish prisoners.”

added, which will remove any


ties arising from this source. The proclamation, copied from Lord pears to be very well drawn up; we Hailes, which was issued when the found occasion only for the follownews were received at Edinburgh, is 'ing remarks: Coil is made to signify curious.

“ bustle, stir.” Could Shakespeare • The x. day of September, we do you

have said, in this sense, to witt, for sa mekill as, thair is ane have shuffled off this mortal coil.” A greit rumber now laitlie rysin within gleed half-penny being mentioned, it is This toun, tueching our Soverane Lord said, “ perhaps a shining or worn-off and his army, of the quilk we under- half-penny.” A gleed half-penny apstand thair is cumin na veritie as yet, pears to us evidently to signify a bent quhairfore we charge straitlie, and com

or crooked half-penny; and this is the mandis, in our Soverane Lord the Kingis name, and the Presidents for the Pro- only meaning which agrees with the vest and Baillies * within this burch, tenor of the narrative. A peculiar that all manner of personis, nyhbours, contempt seems then to have attached 'within the samen, have ready their fen- to coin which stood in this predicasabill gier and wapponis for weir, and ment; thus Shakespeare makes one compeir thair with to the said Presidents, of his characters say : “ A threeat jowing of the comoun bell, for the

· pence

bow'd would hire me, old as I keeping and defens of the toun against thame that wald invade the samyn.

am, to queen it.” We

e suspect also And also chairgis, that all women,

there are a few omissions; we noticed and speciallie vagabounds, that thai pass convince, to conquer ; conflate, to fa

shion. * On the 19th of August, 1913, the The appendix consists of the folProvost, Baillies, and community, in towing pieces : respect that they were to pass to the army, “ chose, and left behind thame, fourth, King of Scots, slain at Bramp

1. Lamentation of King James the George of Touris, President, for the Provost, and (four other persons,) för ton, in the sixthe year of King Henry the Baillies, till have fun jurisdictioun the eighth, anno Christi 1513; and z in their absence."--Register of the City the battle of Brampton, or Flodden* Edinburgh,

Field, fought in the yeare of our Re


66 When we

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deemer 1513, and in the sixth year of 4. Epitaph of Sir Marmaduke Conthat victorious prince, King Henry stable, in Flamborough church. the eighth. These two are from the 5. Song, on the victory of FloddenMirrour for Magistrates.

Field. By one Thomas Deloney. 2. Skelton, laureate against the 6. The laird of Muirhead. This Scottes.-- This is a curious rhapsody. is the fragment of a Scots ballad... The following is a specimen :

7. The Flowers of the Forest. Lo, these fond sottes,

8. An inscription in Latin) to the And tratlynge Scottes,

heroes who fell in the battle of FlodHow they are blinde

den.-- This is from Johnson's heroes. In theyr own minde,

9. A letter from Pope Leo X. to And will not know

Henry VIII. This letter is curious, Theyr ouerthrow

and does some honour to Henry; it At Branxton More! They are so stowre,

relates to the burial of James. We So frantike mad,

cannot imagine what can have led the They say they had,

editor to suppose, (Note p. 325.) that And wan the felde

it was a request from the Pope, that With speare and shield.

he would perform the last ceremonies That is as trew

for the Scottish King. On the con. As blacke is blew, And

trary, it is evidently in compliance grene is

gray. Whatever they say,

with an earnest request of Henry... Jemmy is dead,

The words are express
And closed in leade,
That was their own kynge :

Cupis Regis Corpus ad Urbem Lon

dini deferri, ec in Ecclesia Cathedrali Fye on that winninge!

Sancti Pauli dictæ civitatis pro Regia
At Floddon-hilles

Dignitate sepeliri posse."
Our bowes, our billes
Slewe all the flowre

The Pope, in favour to Henry, had
Of theyre honoure.

excommunicated James, in consequence Are not these Scottes

of which he could not be buried ac. Foles and sottes Such boste so make,

cording to the rites of the church. To prate and crake

Henry generously applies for the reTo face, to brace

moval of this interdict against his vanAll void of grace?

quished rival, and is even willing, it So proud of heart,

.would appear, to undergo a certain So ouerth svart,

penance, in order to obtain his reSo out of frame,

quest. So voyd of shame,

10. & 11. Accounts of the battle As it is enrold, Written, and told

of Flodden, by Pitscottie and Hall, Within this quaire ?

12. A ballate of the battalle of Who list to repair,

Flodden - Field, fought between the And therein reed,

Earle of Surrey, and the King of
Shall find indeed

Skotes. Of this, the editor says:
A mad rekening,
Considering all thing,

of this very singular ballad, tivo coThat the Scottes may sing : pies exist in the British Museum (MSS.

Fye on that winning! P. 269. Harl. 293 and 367,) which have been 3. The lanientable complaint of carefully collated, and the principal vari

ations will be found at the bottom of the King James of Scotland, who was slain at Scottish Field, anno 1513. page. Tlie Editor did not obtain the co

py till he was fortunately enabled to tranBy William Fulwell. This is from a

scribe the poem himself, which preventbook of Fulwell's, called the " Flow. ed its being placed in the poetical part ers of Fame,”

of this Appendix. The subject is slightly

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touched war, from

touched upon by Hulingshed, and the and other varieties, compiled in the style similar to the more unpulished hind interior, and select Extracts from the of Northern Ballads. That the author Regulations for administering the afwas an adherent to the house of Derby fairs of the Briush Territories under is very evident; and wha:ever degree of credit may be assigned to the less the Presidency of Bombay, all which marvellous parts of the composition, the it is hoped shall prove of Utility, Inconcluding act of subjeciing the Earl of terest, and Amusement, to Anglo-InSurrey (already created Duke of Nor- dians, and their friends, as well as to folk) to whatever punishment his rival the subjects of the company. chose to inflict, musi stagger our belief.

The price of each Copy will be From the two concluding lines it would appear, that the puem was produced af. twenty-five Rupees, to be paid on deliter the death of Thomas, Earl of Derby, very of the work, which is ready to be and in the reign of Queen Mary or put into the Press. Queen Elizabeili.

P. 366.

Mr Thomas Campbell, author of

the Pleasures of Hope, will speedily This volume is embellished by several plates, which will be valued by publish a poem, entitled, Gertrude of the antiquary; King James's sword Wyoming, with other poems.

In the course of the year 1808, the and dagger, as preserved in the He

trustees of the Hunterian museum, rald's College, London ; and the standards of the Earl of Huntly, and of Glasgow college, received the follow

ing donations : --Two silver medals, Earl Marischal.

struck in the East Indies in 1784 and 1791, from John M.Lachlan, Esq. of

Calcutta. The tooth of a mammoth, New Works published in Edinburgh, and a singular marine animal, from

Charles Wilson, Esq. surgeon, GlasA Series of Discourses on the prin: gow. A map of the city of London,

ciples of religious belief, as con- from Mr Muirhead Loudoun, merrected with human happiness and im- chant, Glasgow. Part of a gold chain, *provement. By the Reverend Robert found in the tomb of Archbishop Morehead, A. M. of Baliol College, Dunbar, near the high altar of the Oxford, junior minister of the Epis. cathedral, Glasgow, from Mr Matcopal chapel, Cowgate, Edinburgh, thew Robertson, bookseller, Glasgow. 8vo. 9s.

A model of the house of an Indian faReliques of Robert Burns, consist- mily of South America, with the seing chiefly of original letters, poems, veral utensils; also, a number of serand critical observations on Scottish pents preserved in bottles, from John Songs.' Collected and published by Douglas, Esq. merchant, Glasgow.R H. Cromek. Svo. 10s. 6d.

A copy of Statius, printed by Aldus, in 1502; and a copy of Sallust, in

stereotype, by Gedd, from James Scottish Literary Intelligence.

Smith, Esq. younger of Jordan-hill.

A volume containing the corresponDR ,

to publish, by permission of Go- and other men of letters, published in vernment, at Bombay, a few plain il- 1807, from the editor, Dr Charles lustrations of the Grammatical parts Burney, of Greenwich. Catalogue of of the Guzerat, and Mahratta, and the library of the writers to his MaEnglish languages, in their respective jesty's signet, from the Curators. À Characters, with copious original ex- stone turned up by the plough in the ercises in the Guzerat and English parish of Fenwick, supposed to have tongues, descriptive of hither tribes, been an ancient instrument of

froin the Rev. William Boyd, minister tleman, is now in the press, and will of Fenwick. Four petrifactions, from shortly be published. Robert Montgomery, Esq. of Bog

A Subscription Library, on a liberal stown, Airshire.

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that he has made some very im- manufacture of pottery-ware, to be calo portant discoveries in that branch of the led the Pottery Gazette. mathematics relating to infinitesimals, Mr Bigland has in the press, and in and infinite series. One of these discos considerable forwardness, a View of the veries consists in the ability of ascer. World, which will extend to five octavo taining the last term of a great variety volumes. It comprises a tolerably mie of infinite series, whether such series nute geographical description of the are composed of whole numbers or frac-:- countries of the world, with an account. tions, Mr Taylor further announces, of whatever is particularly remarkable as the result of these discoveries, that in each, followed by a separate historical he is able to demonstrate that all the view of every nation and people. leading propositions in Dr Wallis's A. The Rev. R. Nares is about to put rithmetic of Infinities are false, and thạt to press a Dictionary on the plan of the doctrine of Fluxions is founded on Johnson's, of the Middle Language of false principles, and as well as the Arith- England, or the Age of Shakespeare ! metic of Infinites, is a most a remarkable To what other absurdities will the chil. instance of the possibility of deducing dish speculations of the readers of black true conclusions from erroneous princi. letter lead us ? pleş. M. T. is now composing a trea. The Rev. Mr Plumptre, of Clarehall, tise on this subject, which will be pub. will shortly publish four Discourses on lished in the course of next year. the Stage, lately preached by him at

Dr Arnold, of Leicester, has just put Cambridge. to press a valuable practical volume of Two volumes of Sermons by the late Observations on the Management of the Rev. Theophilus Lindsey, are preparing Insane, a subject on which thirty years for the press, and will appear in the en experience has eminently qualified him, suing spring. To these volumes, which to write.

it is intended to publish by subscription, A work, highly interesting to the will be prefixed a wemoir. English antiquary, under the title of An A work will speedily make its apHistorical Survey of the Ecclesiastical pearance, entitled the Brazil Pilot, or Antiquities of France, with a view to Description of the Coasť of Brazil; illustrate the rise and progress of Gothic translated from the Portuguese of Ma. Architecture in Europe, which had long noel Pimentel, principal iydrographer to engaged the personal inspection and la.. K. John V. of Portugal. It will be acborious researches of the late Rev. G. companied bya considerable number of D. Whittington, of Cambridge, is now charts of some of its principal ports, in the press, under the direction of some from manuscripts of undoubted authori. judicious and honourable friends; and ty, never before published. will soon be laid before the public. The Translation of the Scriptures inLieut.-Col. Scott has in the press, 4

to the Persian language, so long in prePoem on the Battle of Maida.

paration, and by many thought to be Mr Thomas Green, of Liverpool, a abandoned, has been for some time in youth of seventeen, las in the press a the press at Newcastle-upon Tyne, and volume of Poems, which will appear in is expected to be ready for publication January.

in the course of the year 1809. It will A volume of burlesque, dramatic, and form an elegant quarto volume. miscellaneous Poemas, by the same gen- A new selection of the most favourite


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