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He then describes himself as fall. though the ancient Apostles and ing asleep, and, in his dream, being Martyrs have places of high honour, accosted by a fair lady, called Dame there is no mention of any order of Remembrance, who desires him to churchmen subsisting in his own get up, and “ gang anone" with time. Having thus seen all the oher.

ther parts of the universe, he at last So, warwe baith, in twinklyng of ane ee,

expresses a wish to be favoured with Doun throw the erth, in middis of the

a view of the earth, in which, his center,

courteous guide readily gratifies him. Or ever I wist, into the lawest hell; Our poet then makes a copious disAnd to that cairfull cove, quhen we did play of his geographical knowledge, enter,

in enumerating all the different reYouting, and yowling, we hard, with gions of the globe ; though he has

mony yell, In flamme of fyre, richt furious, and strangely enough confounded the anfell,

cient and modern divisions. Thus, Was cryand mony cairfull creature, And was in four devydit Italye, Blasphemand God, and wariand nature:

Tuscane, Hethruria, Naplis, and ChamThare, sawe we divers paipis, and emp- panye.

P. 226. riouris,

And France, we sawe devydit into thre, Without recover, mony cairfull kingis; Belgica, Celtica, and Aquitane; Thare, 'sawe we mony wrargous con

And subdevydit, in Flanderis, Picardie, querouris,

Normandie, Gasconye, Burgunye, and Withouttin ' richt, reiffaris of utheris

Britane,

P. ib, ringis; The inon o: kiik lay bundin into bing's; Cyper, Candie, Corsica, Sardane, and Tiare, sawe we monv cairfull cardinall. And archebischopis, in thair pontificall;

After a short description of Para. Proude, and perverst přelatis, out of dise, the poet then proceeds to Scot.

land, And here, says he, nummer, Pryours. Abbattis, and fals, flatterand

I did prepone, ane lytill questioun, freiris;

Beseikand hir, the same for till declare, To specife thame all, it wer ane cum.

Quhat is the cause our boundis bene sa mei ;

bare? Regulare channoiris, churle monkis, Quod I, or quhat dois move our miseand chartereiris,

rie, Curious clerkis, and preistis seculeiris ;

Or quhareof dois proceid our povertie? Thare was sum part of ilk religioun, In haly kirk, quhilk did abusioun. For throw the support of your hie pru.

dence, After having enlarged for some Of Scotland, I persave the properteis; time on the clergy, he enumerates

And als considderis, be experience, the other descriptions of persons who

Of this cuntrie the greit commoditeis: were found there, King, Nobles, First, the aboundance of fischis, in our

seis, Ladies, / whom he treats of

And fructuall montanis, for our bestiall, ply) and in fine men of all ranks and

And for our cornis, mony lusty vaill. professions. The poet is then conducted through the planets, whom The riche riveris, plesand and proffithe considers partly as heavenly bo.

abill, dies, and partly as heathen godś. At The lustie lochis, with fische of sindry last, he mounts to the firmament it.

kyndis, self, of which he gives an elaborate

Huntyng, halkyng, for nobillis conven

abill, though not very poetical descrip- Forrestis full of da, ra, (doe, roe) hartis, gion ; but we must observe, that

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The fresche fontanis, quhose hailsum Pryde hes chaist far from thame humi-
cristal strandis,

litie,
Refreschis so the fair Aureist grene Devotioun is fled unto the freiris,
meidis,

Sensual plesour hes baneist chaistitie,
So, lak we na thing, that to nature Lordis of religioun thay go lyke secu-
neidis :

leiris, Of everilk mettell, we have the riche Takyng mair compt, in telling their

deneiris, mynis,

Nor thay do of their constitutioun;
Baith gold, silver, and stanis precious :

Thus
Howbeit we want the spycis, and the

ar thay blyndit be ambitioun. wynis,

Our gentill men ar all degenerate.
Or utber strange fructis delicious,
We have als gude, and mair neidfull for. Liberalitie, and lawtie, baith ar lost,

And cowardice, with lordis, is laureate, us,

And knichtlye curage changeit in brag, Meit, drink, fyre, claiths, thare micht

and boist, be gart abound Quhilkis ellis is nocht in all the mapa. Thare is nocht ellis bot ilk man for him

The çivill weir misgydis everilk oist; mound.

self, Mair fáirer pepill, nor of greiter ingyne,

That garris me ga thus baneist lyke ane

elf.
Nor of mair strenth, greit deidis till in-
dure ;

The poem concludes with some
Quharefore, I pray yow, that ye wald
defyne,

very judicious exhortations to the The principall cause, that we ar so

King, to do justice, take good coun

sel, and set an example to his peopure.

ple.
It is answered, that all this hap-

To be continued.
pens through waqt of justice, poli.
and

peace. The question then
comes, Why are these things more
wanting in Scotland than in other Journal of the Transactions in Scot-
countries? This gives an excellent

land during the contest between the

adherents of Queen Mary and those opening for throwing abuse upon the nobles and clergy, who are re.

of her Son, 1570, 157, 1572, presented as the cause of all this

1573. By Richard Bannatyne, mischief. Ihone the Commonwealth

Secretary to John Knox. Edided makes his appearance, and declares

by John Graham Dalyell, Esqr. his grievances.

Advocate, large 8vo. 155. Con,

stable and Co.
Into the south, I was, allace ! neir slane,
Over all that land I cuide find na releif

, IN a preface to this volume, Mr Almaist betuix the Mers, and Lochma- Dalyell gives some notices of the bane,

manuscript, from which it is printed, I culde nocht knaw, ane leill man be He observes,

ane thief, Til schaw thair reif, thift, murtbour, Two things, the most important, in and mischief,

my opinion, respecting Bannatyne's JourAnd viciousnes, it wald infect the air, nol, can admit of little dispute : First, And als langsum, to me, for till declair, that it is an original work ; and, Second

P. 239. ly, that it has been written during the I have socht throw all the spirituall stait, identical period to which it relates ; that Quhilk tuke na compt, for to heir me the events recorded have frequently complane :

been engrossed on the very day when Thair officiaris, thay held me at disdane, they occurred. For symonie, he rewlis all that rout,

Little is known of the author; so And covetice, that carle, gart bar me little, that it is unworthy of repetition

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anecdote, a mode of conveying wha, is admit of those minute details which
considered information, too prevalent are necessary for illustrating a va.
at shis day. In the course of the work riety of very interesting particulars..
it appears, that he was secretary to the The man who wishes to view the
famous reformer John Knox; and most
probably, through his influence, obtain living manners, the mode of thinking
ed much of the intelligence, to which and acting among the mass of the
we can hardly suppose he could other- people, must turn to contemporary
wise have had access. In particular, it writings; and nothing can
is not likely, that some of the following his purpose better than such a jour.
state-papers, which are wonderfully cor-
rect, had that degree of publicity, which in a manner the most varied and mis-

nal as this, written on the spot, and
would have enabled him to ascertain
their contents, without resorting to the cellaneous. It may be considered as
authority of the prevailing government. a newspaper upwards of two hundred

Pref. p. 1.

years old; for it contains not merely Great use appears to have been a register of public transactions, but made of it in some of the old histo- the most trifling occurrences of the ries; in particular by Calderwood and day, familiar letters, scraps of serSpottiswoode, who have both copied mons, dying confessions, burniag of it with the utmost exactness.

Even witches, &c. &c. The whole exhithe historian of King James the Sext, bits a striking picture of that turbuwho preceded these two, has, in some lent state of society which was propassages, a coincidence of narrative, duced by the overgrown power of which renders it probable that he the nobles, the minority of the kiog, has seen the journal.

The only per-
and the civil dissensions.

Murder,
son however who quotes it for authority robbery, and way-laying, are quite
is Goodall, about half a century ago ; common incidents, with which half
and no historian since his time seems the volume is Glled.
to have had any knowledge of it. One striking circumstance is the
Mr D. has some suspicion, that great outward respect paid to religi-
Goodall, who held for some time the on, and the profound reverence with
office of librarian to the Advocates which its ministers are regarded. An
library, kept it studiously out of sight apprehension being entertained, that
on account of its hostility to his own the governor of the castle was meditar
opinion respecting Queen Mary. ting some design against John Knox,
Certain it is, that it is not entered in a number of the first nobility wrote
any catalogue of that library, and it him a letter, stating that they valued
was found by Mr D. while examining the life of that reformer equally with
all the manuscripts which that libra- their own. We often find very

little ry contained, among some papers however of the conduct suitable; quite unconnected with the subject, religion

religion is in general only the ladder The Editor has now presented it by which they may mount to power to the public, in the hope that it may and importance. The pulpit is the be of use to the compiler of history, great rallying place' of political conby illustrating some disputed points tention, in the same manner as the in the Scottish annals. But for our clubs were in France during the time parts, we are disposed to give it a of the revolution. Every kind of more extensive use, and to consider it reproach is thrown upon those who as interesting to the general reader. preached only doctrines and duties, Ina regular history, such as that of Ro- and “sic generalities, and who did bertson, the whole narrative is neces- not reprove personally those whom sarilythrown into one common mould, they conceived to have violated these and the dignity of history does not duties. This is a fault of which, to

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ali appearance, John Knox (many of Indeed from the tenor of the work whose pulpit orations we have here we should be led to suppose, that her preserved) never had to reproach guilt was considered at that time himself. The followiug may serve throughout Scotland, as acknowledged as a specimen of the style in which and undeniable ; for even the Bishop he inveighs against the Queen. of Galloway, in a sermon where he

endeavours to inculcate the duty af That I have called hir ane obstinat idolatrice, ane that consented to the praying for the Queen, and of consimurther of hir awin husband, and ane dering her as the lawful sovereign, that hes comitted whordome, and vil. does not rest at all on any belief of lanous adulterie, I glaidlie grant and her innocence, but urges, never myndis to deny ; bot realing and Sanct David was a synner, and so was seditione they are never able to prove 'scho; Sanct David was an adulturer, and in me, till that they first compell Esa,

so is scho; Sanct David committed murJeremie, and Ezechiel, St. Paul, and

ther in slaying Vrias for his wyfe, and viheris to recant, of whom I have learn.

so did sche): bot what is this to the mated planelie and bauldlie, to call wicket

er: the more wicked that scho be, his ness be the awin termes, a feg, a feg, subsectis suld pray for hir, to bring hir and a spead, a spead. I fear that threat

to the spreit of repentance; for Judas ening pronounced be Esai, in these

was ane synner, and gif he had bene wordis, Wo to them that calllyght dark- prayed for, he had not diet in dispair; ness, and darkness lyght, good ewill, whairfore, I pray all faythfull subiects,

I and ewill good. If scho be innocent of

to pray for thair lauchfull magistrate, ony of the crymes laid to hir chargę be gif it be the quene. It is the quene, az me, then may I be accused as a railer; I doubt not; but ye may weill consider, but gif there avis conscience bearis that na inferiour subiect lies power to witnes to thame, that scho is guiltie in deprive or depose their lauchfull magisall the forenamed, and in everie one of trate, hie or scho whatsumever, albeit them, and in mony moe, lat them studie they comitt whordome, murther, incest, how they sal be absolved before God,

or ony vther cryme, being anes be God who threatenis to cas Jesabell in a bed, iust and lauchfull prince or princes, to and them that comitt fornicatione with ring above you, not chosen as the imhir in great afflictione, except they re- periall magistratis are.

P. 181. pent. How mony flattered hir when

We find a firm belief in witchcraft sche raged in hir iniquitie, vnder the cloak of authoritie, some within this prevailing among all ranks, high and realme, and within the same citie vnder. low. standis. But how that God the just On Tuysdey, the 3 of Julij, 1571, iudge hath overthrawin bir pryde, and Andro Lundie beand at dener with my disapointed there fals flattering promi. maister, in a place of the lard of Abbotses, the whole world can witness, and thalls, called Falsyde, openlie affirment yit they will not cease; but still they for treuth, that when the quene was will manteane bir

sche were ane in- lying in ieasing of the king, the Ladie nocent and vniastlie handied of hir sub- Athole, Iying thair lykwayis, bayth iectis. Let his and hir: menteaneris within the castell of Edinburgh, that he compleane upon God, who made bir come thair for sum busines, and called chief flatteraris bir cheifest enemies. for the Ladie Reirres, whoine he fand What scho sál be to thame or they to in hir chalmer, lying bedfast, and he hir, lat them declare, I speik of thingis asking hir of hir disease, scho ans certane and bypast.

P. 109. writ that scho was never so trubled

with no barne that ever scho bair, ffor Bannatyne seems on this subject to the Ladie Athole had cassin all the pyne have fully adopted the sentiments of of hir childbirth vpon hir. his master. He denominates Mary The following describes an event " that murtherer and knawin adultres too common at that period. called the quene"; and elsewhere The 28 of Apryle'thair was ane witche " the quene murtherer of Scotland." brunt in St Androis, wha

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cused of mony horible thingis, which lic question---Dr Franklin's works scho denyed; albeit they were sufficient- Duten's Memoires.-Hoare's Girallie prowen. Being desyred that scho dus Cambrensis Pinkerton's Recol. wold forgive a man, that had done hir some offence (as scho alledged), re

lections of Paris.--Moore's poems, fused ; that when ane vther that stude

&c. by said, gif scho did not forgive, that

Sketches of picturesque Scenery in God wald not forgive hir, and so scho the Southern Counties of Perthshire, suld be dampned. But scho not caren by the Rev. Patrick Graham, minisfor hell or heawin, said opinlie, I pass

ter of A rfoyle, 8vo. 35. 6d. not whidder I goe to hell or heawin, with dyvers vtheris execrable wordis.

Considerations on the plan of di. Efter bir handis were bound, the providing the Chamber of Justice,&c. 35. vest causeth litt vp bir claithis, to see

Remarks on Live Stock and Rela. hir mark that scho had, or to sie gif scho tive Subjects. By Andrew Coventry, Jiad ony thing vpon hir I can not weill Professor of Agriculture ia the Unitell, but thair was a white claith like a versity of Edinburgh, 8vo. 2s. 6d. collore craig with string is in betuene hir leggis, whairon was mony knottis v pon

New Editions. the stringis of the said collore craig, which was tacken from hir sore against The Experienced Mill-Wright, or hir will; for belyke scho thought that schro

a treatise on the Construction of some suid not have died that being vpon hir, of the most useful Machines, with for scho said, when it was taken from hir, the latese, Discoveries ; to which is • Now I have no hoip of myself.'

prefixed, a short Account of the To the journal of Bannatine Mr General Principles of Mechanics, and Dalyell has added several other little the Mechanical Powers. By Andrei pieces, under the following titles :

Gray, Mill. Wright. One Volume Letters from Secretary Maitland and

Second Ediiiop 21.

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The Gazetteer of Scotland, conHuntly, 1576.

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Mr Murray, lecturer in Chemis. The Edinburgh Review, No. 16. try, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy, This number contains Macpherson's at Edinburgh, has in the press a Annals of Commerce-Lemaistre's System of Chemistry, which is exTravels-Historical view of Chris. pected to make four octavo volumes, tianity-Mawman's Tour through and to appear in the beginning of Scotland Macdiarmid on National next winter. Defence--Throckmorton on Catho. Mr Robert Hamilton, teacher of

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