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The writer of this narrative, who had not seen the smoke of a town, even at a distance, for fifteen years before, went with the lady to whom the journal is addressed, to Glasgow in October, with an intention to return immediately; but what betwixt bad weather, urgency of friends, &c. &c. was half unwillingly detained till January following; hence the amicable contention here recited,
It is customary in these mountainous districts, to travel with a running footman, not for the sake of state, for the trarellers are perfectly satisfied with their innate dignity; nor from scarcity of horses, which on a diminutive scale abound in these lofty regions; but it has been discovered, that two animals eat more than one, which consideration has due weight with people who are not purse-proud.
The famous pass of Killicranky.-P. 200. Killicrankie, the Rinn Ruaradh of the Highland bards, why have celebrated the battles fought at this pass in numberless heroic ballads, particularly that betwixt a body of Highlanders led by Viscount DUNDEE, and King WILLIAM's troops commanded by General MACKAY, where both leaders fell, and the victory remained with the latter, after
a great havoc among the Highlanders, many of them men of note, who still continue to live in grateful song.
A part of the Grampian mountains over which the military road is carried ; it is impassable in severe winters, and one travels through twenty miles of ensire solitude, interrupted only by an inn built amid the waste, at the pu
Now when the thunder of dread War is o'er,
Bid him to Afric stem the hostile flood,
Blest was the Chief, who full of days and fame,