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want, or disabled by old age, that they subscribers, namely, Magister Johannis be maintained by the monastery ; to de Gaytmilk, Alamus de Liberton, Miwhich the jury reply, on their oath, that chạclis Squier, Radulphus Clericus, Jothe monastery is not bound to do so hannis de Herth, Alanus Dispenser, Rifrom strict law *, but from regard, as cardus filius Willielmi Scrimsour, Ro. they are men belonging to it. Thirdly,' bertus, Young, Johannis filius Henry, if one of their race shall slay a man, or Johannis de Lochilde, Radulphus Gour. commit any other crime, for which he ley, and many others, inhabitants of the may be reduced to seek the immunity Ferry. James de Dundas had, on acof the church, and shall retire to the mo. count of his molestation, incurred the nastery of Dunfermline for safety, that general sentence of excommunication so long as he remains there, he shall be contained in the confirmations of the defended from the property of the ab popes, which he had during some time bey; to which the jury answer, that, as obdurately resisted, until, on the before the monastery would do so to a stran. mentioned day, he humbly supplicated ger, much more must it be done to their the abbot, sitting along with some of his

Fourthly, they demand, that council on these rocks, as being in posif any one of their race commits homi.' session of them, that he would absolve cide, and pays a composition for it, the him from the sentence of excommuni. abbot and monks shall contribute twelve cation, and he should abstain from momerks to discharge the composition. Jesting the men and boats in future. But on this, the jury declare," that they The abbot yielding to this humble supnever heard of such a thing in all their plication, absolved him from the senlives," fol. 3.

tence of excommunication, as far as lay The abbots of Dunfermline, it ap:

in his power, on finding security to aba ý pears, were not sparing of the right stain from the like molestation ; but, of excommunication, which they

were it ever repeated, he should imme. found a convenient instrument for pro- : fol. 118.

diately again incur the same censure, tecting and extending their property. The following gives a curious account

Mr D.' collects also some facts of a transaction of this nature: with regard to prices,

Memorandum, that in the year of Among the more inconsiderable facts God 1342, on Wednesday before the that the chartulary may tend to illus feast of St Bartholomew the Apostle, trate, is the relative value of money, and Alexander, by the grace of God, abbot the price of provisions : likewise the ad. of Dunfermline, went down to the south Vance on other commodities in 1409, side of the Queensferry,' at request of which is distinctly specified. The peJames de Dundas, concerning an ami. riod is not exactly known, when, as al. cable termination of a dispute that had ready mentioned, an ox of two years old arose between him and the abbot, on was estimated at four shillings. In 1507, account of his molesting the abbot's men the wages of a joiner were 20 merks, a and boats landing at two rocks within chalder of meal, and 3 bolls of male the flowing of the tide, as they were yearly; for which Symoo Karnour biuds wont to do. However, James de Dun- himself to the monastery for life, das had alleged these 'rocks to be his

P. 6. property ; though the abbot, his prede. cessors, and the monastery, had quietly Upon the whole, if we may, judge and peaceably enjoyed the right of land- from this specimen, it would appear, ing there beyond the memory of man; that much valuable information may and on this had a charter from king Da be drawn from the source indicated vid their founder and first patron, as als by Mr Dalyel! ; and, if, as we have so the confirmations of various kings, his successors, and several Pupes, as the been inforined, a catalogue has been abbot then exhibited, in presence of the preparing, of the MSS. in the Advo

cates Library, it will soon be rendered * Ex debito. more accessible than formerly,

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POETRY

Poetry.

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But when his weapons he had laid aside, Continued from p. 206.

Death, like a coward, struck him, and he

died. 10. In St. Leonard's, Foster-Lane.

15. On Dr Caius, the founder of Caiuscolo WHEN the bells be merely roung, And the mass devoutly soung,

lege, Cambridge.
And the meal merely eaten,

Fui Caius.
Then shall Robert Trappis, his wiffs and

16.
his chyldren be forgotcen.

Prey for they sowlygs of Michael Foro 11. On a tomb-stone, at Green-Bay, adjoins lace, and his wyf, and the worschypp of

ing the Apostles' Battery, Port Royal, God and our lady, for theyr faders, and Jamaica.

moders, wyth the sowlygs of all christen, Dieu SUR TOUT.

of yowr cherice sey a Pater Noster and an Here lies the body of Lewis Galdy, Esq.

Ave Maria. who departed this life, at Port-Royal, the Body: 1, Mary Pawson, ly below sleep220 December 1736, aged eighty. He ing. was born at Montpellier, in France, but Soul. 1, Mary Pawson, sit above weaking. left that country for his religion, and came Both. We hope to meet again, wyth glory to settle in this island, where he was swal clothed, lowed up in the great earthquake, in the Then Mary Pawson for ever blessed. the year 1692, and by the providence of God, was by another shock thrown into 17. On Chancellor Sir Yohn Maitland, of the sea, and miraculously saved by swim

Lethington, by James VI. ming, until a boat took him up. He lived

Thou, passenger, that spies with gazing many years after, in great reputation, be

eyes, loved by all who knew him, and much la This trophie sad, of death's triumphant mented at his death.

dart, 12. On Queen Anne.

Consider, when this outward tomb thou sees,

How fare a man leaves here this earth. March with his wind hath struck a cedar

ly part; tall,

His wisdom, and his uprightness of heart; And weeping April mourns the cedar's fall,

His piety; his practice of our state; And May intends no flowers her month

His quick engine, so verst in every art, shall bring,

As equally that all were in debate. Since she must lose the flower of all the

Thus justly hath his death brought forth spring ;

of late Thus March's wind hath caused April

An heavy grief to prince and subjects showers,

all, And yet sad May must lose her flower

That virtue love, and vice do bear at hate, of flowers.

'Though vitious man rejoices at his fall. 19. On Origen, said to be written by himself; So for himself most happy did he die,

Though for his prince it most unhappy bee.
Ille ego Origenes doctor verissimus olim,

Quem primum fidei gratia clara dedit. 18. On Shakespeare, in Westminster Abbey.
Si mihi credere vis, libros tot millia scripsi,

GULIELMO SHAKESPEARE,
Quot legio missos mitcit in arma viros.
Nulla meos unguam tetegit blasphemia sen-

Anno post mortem, cxxiv.

Amor publicus posuit.
bus,
Sed probus atque vigil, tutus ab hoste fui The cloud cap'd towers,
Sola mihi casum Periarchon dicta dederunt,

The

gorgeous palaces, His me conjectum undique cela premunt,

The solemn cemples,

The great globe itself,
14. Sir Francis Vere.

Yea, all that it inherits,
When Vere sought death, arm’d with his

shall disolve;
sword and shield,

And, like the baseless fabric of a vision, Death was afraid to meet him in the field: Leave not a wreck behindi

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