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straighted his body, and covered him in her plaid, and sat down and wept over him. It being a very desart place, where never victual grew, and far from neighbours, it was some time before any friends came to her : the first that came was a very fit hand, that old singular christian woman in the Cummerhead, named Elizabeth Menzies, three miles distant, who had been tried with the violent death of her husband at Pentland, afterwards of two worthy sons, Thomas Weir, who was killed at Drumclog, and David Steel, who was suddenly shot afterwards when taken. The said Marion Weir, sitting upon her husband's grave, told me, that before that, she could see no blood but she was in danger to faint, and yet she was helped to be a witness to all this, without either fainting or confusion ; except when the shots were let off, her eyes dazzled. His
corpse were buried at the end of his house, where he was slain."-Peden's Life.
CLAVERHOUSE was rewarded by his master, James, with the title of Viscount Dundee, and with the confiscated lands and goods of the sufferers. A late memoir-writer, the slanderer of Sydney and Russel, apostrophises this dastardly murderer as a generous and heroic character.
JAMES STEWART, a boy, “ came in from the west country to see a relation of his in prison at Edinburgh. By what means I know not, the other got out, and he was found in the room whence the other escaped; whereupon he was brought before a Committee of the Council, and soon ensnared by their questions. When he was silent on some heads, and would not answer, some papers before me bear, that Sir George M‘Kenzie threatened to take out his tongue with a pair of pincers. Precisely on his answers, he was condemned, and in a few days after he was taken with the rest (six others,) and executed at the Gallow-lee."-WODROW, B. III. c. 5. § 4. year 1681.
“ MARION HARVIE, a young woman, not twenty years of age, on her way to the place of execution, was interrupted in her devotions; on
which she turned to her fellow prisoner, Isabel Alison, and said, “Come, Isabel, let us sing the 23d psalm ;” which accordingly they did, Marion repeating the psalm line by line without book. Being come to the scaffold, after singing the 84th psalm, and reading the 3d of Malachi, she said, “ I am come here to-day for avowing Christ to be the head of his church, and King in Zion. They say, I would murder ; but I declare, I am free of all matters of fact : I could never take the life of a chicken but my heart shrinked. But it is only for my judgment of things that I am brought here. I leave my blood on the Council and the Duke of York.” At this, the soldiers interrupted her, and would not allow her to speak any."-CLOUD OF WITNESSES.
Note 9. p. 18. 1. 144.
But that morn.
The resurrection happened on the morning of
the first day of the week, which is now observed as the Christian Sabbath.
Note 10. p. 19. I. 163.
By Cameron thunder'd. “ The last night of his life, he was in the house of William Mitchell in Meadowhead, at the water of Ayr, where about twenty-three horse, and fortyfoot had continued with him that week. That morning, a woman gave him water to wash his face and hands; and having washed, and dried them with a towel, he looked to his hands, and laid them on his face, saying, “ This is their last washing ; I have need to make them clean, for there are many to see them.” At this the woman's mother wept. He said, “Weep not for me, but for yourself and yours, and for the sins of a sinful land, for ye have many melancholy, sorrowful, and weary days before you.”
“ The people who remained with him were in some hesitation, whether they should abide together for their own defence, or disperse, and
shift for themselves. But that day, being the 22d of July, they were surprised by Bruce of Earlshall; who, having got command of Airly's troop and Strahan's dragoons, upon notice given him by Sir John Cochran of Ochiltree, came furiously upon them, about four o'clock in the afternoon, when lying on the east end of Airs
When they saw the enemy approaching, and no possibility of escaping, they all gathered round about him, while he prayed a short word; wherein he repeated this expression thrice over, “ Lord, spare the green, and take the ripe." When ended, he said to his brother, with great intrepidity, “Come, let us fight it out to the last ; for this is the day that I have longed for, and the day that I have prayed for, to die fighting against our Lord's avowed enemies: this is the day that we will get the crown." And to the rest he said, “ Be encouraged, all of you, to fight it out valiantly ; for all of you that shall fall this day, I see heaven's gates open to receive you." “But the enemy approaching, they imme