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LIVES

OF

SCOTTISH WORTHIES://

BY

PATRICK FRASER TYTLER, ESQ.

F. R. S, AND F.S.A.

(3)
VOL. 111.11

'LONDON:

PRINTED FOR JOHN MURRAY,

ALBEMARLE STREET;
AND THOMAS TEGG, No. 73, CHEAPSIDE.

MDCCCXL.

LONDON:

BALNE BROTHERS, PRINTERS, GRACECHURCH STREET.

CONTENTS.

(Continued from Vol. II.)

Good Effects of the King's Return to his Dominions, mage 2.---

Internal Administration of his Kingdom, 3.-—Birth of the

Princess Margaret; Embassy from Charles VII. of France,

3.-Institution of the “ Session,” 5.-Acts of the Parliament

assembled at Perth, 12th March, 1425, 6.--State of the

Highlands, and James's Progress to the North, 8.-Rebellion

of Alexander of the Isles: he is compelled to submit, 9.-

The King's Sternness, 12.-Constitution of the Scottish Par-

liament; important Change in it, 14. — Marriage with

France, 16.-James's Attention to the Condition of the

Poorer Tenantry and Labourers, 17.–Parliament at Perth,

April, 1429; its Sumptuary Laws, 19.-State of the Navy,

19.-Rebellion of Donald Balloch, 20.-Feuds in Strath-

naver, 21.—Royal Progress to the North, 22.-Pestilence

revisits Scotland, 23.—Persecution of the Wickliffites, and

hurning of Paul Crawar, 24.-James's Efforts to strengthen

the Royal Authority. Power of the Earl of March, 28.--

Stripped of his Lands, he flies to England, 20.- Jealousy

and Alarm of the Nobles, 32.—Hostilities with England on

the Borders; Skirmish at Piperden, 34.—Marriage of the

Princess Margaret of Scotland to the Dauphin, 35.- War

with England; the King besieges Roxburgh, but suddenly

retires, 35.-Conspiracy against James I. ; its Secret History

investigated, 36.-Graham's Flight to the Highlands, 41.-

His league with Athole and Stewart, 43.-A Spae-wife

attempts to warn James of his Danger, 41.—The King arrives

at Perth, 44.–His Murder, 45.— The Murderers escape,

19.

Douglas's noble Birth; born about 1474, 137.—Anecdote of his

Father, the Earl of Angus, 138.-Death of his Brethren at

Flodden, 140.—Douglas made Rector of Hawick, 140.—His

Poem of" King Hart,” 141.-His own Analysis of the Story,

142.-Its spirited Opening, 143.-Criticism on its Merits and

Defects, 144.—"Castle of Dame Pleasance,” 145.- Progress

of the Poem, 146.—Marriage of King Hart, and Happy

Life, 147.–Arrival of Age, and King Hart's Distress, 148.-

His Queen and her Subjects desert him, 149.-His Death

and Testament, 149.-Douglas's “Palace of Honour," 151.

-Indiscriminate Panegyric of Sage, 151.- True Character

of the Poem, 152—Extracts, 153.-Progress of the Story,

156.—Court of Minerva, 157.—Court of Venus, 158.—Fine

Picture of Mars, 158.--The Castalian Spring, 159.—Appa-

rition of the Muses, 161.–Palace of Honour, 162.- De-

scription of King Honour, 165.-Conclusion of the Poem,

168.—Douglas's Translation of Virgil, 169.—Extracts, 170.

-Great Beauty of his Prologues to each Book, 172.- Pro-

logue to the 7th Book, 173.-Douglas's Language, 176.-

His Adieu to his Poetical Studies, 177.-His future Life

troubled and eventful, 179.—Nominated Archbishop of St.

Andrews, 180.—Hepburn and Forman compete with hiin

for the Primacy, 180.- Douglas retires from the Contest,

180.--He is elected to fill the See of Dunkeld, 181.-Diffi-

culty in obtaining possession of this Dignity, 182.-Factions

amongst the Nobles and the Clergy, 183.- Bishop Douglas

takes refuge at the Court of Henry VIII., 185.—He is seized

with the Plague; Dies, 186.—His Character, 187.

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