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1 This imitation of an old Jacobite ditty was written on the appearance, in the Frith of Forth, of the fleet which conveyed his Majesty King George the Fourth to Scotland, in August 1822; and was published as a broadside.

2 Lord Montagu, uncle and guardian to the young Duke of Buccleuch, placed his Grace's residence of Dalkeith at his Majesty's disposal during his visit to Scotland.

3 Charles, the tenth Earl of Haddington, died in 1828. 4 The Duke of Hamilton, as Earl of Angus, carried the ancient royal crown of Scotland on horseback in King George's procession, from Holyrood to the Castle.

She's skirling frae the Castle-hill; The Carline's voice is grown sae shrill, Ye'll hear her at the Canon-mill

Carle, now the King's some!

"Up, bairns!" she cries, "baith grit and sma', And busk ye for the weapon-shaw !

Stand by me, and we'll bang them a'—
Carle, now the King's come !

"Come from Newbattle's ancient spires,
Bauld Lothian, with your knights and squires,
And match the mettle of your sires-
Carle, now the King's come!

"You're welcome hame, my Montagu! Bring in your hand the young Buccleuch ; I'm missing some that I may rue

Carle, now the King's come! ?

"Come, Haddington, the kind and gay, You've graced my causeway mony a day; I'll weep the cause if you should stay-

Carle, now the King 's come ! 3

"Come, premier Duke, and carry doun Frae yonder craig 5 his ancient croun; It's had a lang sleep and a soun'-

But, Carle, now the King's come!

"Come, Athole, from the hill and wood, Bring down your clansmen like a clud; Come, Morton, show the Douglas' blood,Carle, now the King's come!

"Come, Tweeddale, true as sword to sheath; Come, Hopetoun, fear'd on fields of death; Come, Clerk, and give your bugle breath; Carle, now the King's come!

"Come, Wemyss, who modest merit aids; Come, Rosebery, from Dalmeny shades; Breadalbane, bring your belted plaids;

Carle, now the King's come!

"Come, stately Niddrie, auld and true, Girt with the sword that Minden knew; We have o'er few such lairds as youCarle, now the King's come!

5 The Castle.

6 MS.-"Come, Athole, from your hiils and woods, Bring down your Hielandmen in cluds, With bannet, brogue, and tartan duds."

7 Sir George Clerk of Pennycuik, Bart. The Baron of Pennycuik is bound by his tenure, whenever the King comes to Edin burgh, to receive him at the Harestone (in which the standard of James IV. was erected when his army encamned on the Boroughmuir, before his fatal expedition to England,) now built into the park-wall at the end of Tipperlin Lone, near the Boroughmuir-head; and, standing thereon, to give three blasts or a horn.

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4 The Lord Provost had the agreeable surprise to hear his health proposed, at the civic banquet given to George IV. in the Parliament-House, as "Sir William Arbuthnot, Bart."

The Blue Blanket is the standard of the incorporated trades of Edinburgh, and is kept by their convener, "at whose appearance therewith," observes Maitland, "'tis said, that not only the artificers of Edinburgh are obliged to repair to it, but all the artificers or craftsmen within Scotland are bound to follow it, and fight under the convener of Edinburgh as aforesaid." According to an old tradition, this standard was used in the Holy Wars by a body of crusading citizens of Edinburgh, and was the first that was planted on the walls of Jerusalem, when that city was stormed by the Christian army under the famous Godfrey. But the real history of it seems to be this:-James ¡II, a prince who had virtues which the rude age in which he

"My reverend Clergy, look ye say The best of thanksgivings ye ha'e, And warstle for a sunny day

Carle, now the King's come!

"My Doctors, look that you agree, Cure a' the town without a fee; My Lawyers, dinna pike a plea

Carle, now the King 's come!

"Come forth each sturdy Burgher's bairn,
That dints on wood or clanks on airn,
That fires the o'en, or winds the pirn-
Carle, now the King's come!

"Come forward with the Blanket Blue,"
Your sires were loyal men and true,
As Scotland's foemen oft might rue-
Carle, now the King's come!

"Scots downa loup, and rin, and rave, We're steady folks and something grave, We'll keep the causeway firm and braveCarle, now the King's come!

"Sir Thomas, thunder from your rock,?
Till Pentland dinnles wi' the shock,
And lace wi' fire my snood o' smoke-
Carle, now the King's come!

"Melville, bring out your bands of blue, A' Louden lads, baith stout and true, With Elcho, Hope, and Cockburn, tooCarle, now the King's come!

"And you, who on yon bluidy braes Compell'd the vanquish'd Despot's praise, Rank out-rank out-my gallant Greys-9 Carle, now the King's come?


"Cock o' the North, my Huntly bra', Where are you with the Forty-twa? 10

lived could not appreciate, having been detained for nino months in the Castle of Edinburgh by his factious nobles, was relieved by the citizens of Edinburgh, who assaulted the castle and took it by surprise; on which occasion James presented the citizens with this banner, "with a power to display the same in defence of their king, country, and their own rights."-Note to this stanza in the "Account of the King's Visit," &c. 8vo. 1822.

6 Sir Thomas Bradford, then commander of the forces in Scotland. 7 Edinburgh Castle.

8 Lord Melville was colonel of the Mid-Lothian Yeomanry Cavalry: Sir John Hope of Pinkie, Bart., Major; and Robert Cockburn, Esq., and Lord Elcho, were captains in the same corps, to which Sir Walter Scott had formerly belonged.

9 The Scots Greys, headed by their gallant colonel, General Sir James Stewart of Coltness, Bart., were on duty at Edinburgh during the King's visit. Bonaparte's exclamation at Waterloo is well known: "Ces beaux chevaux gris, cominc ils travaillent!"

10 Marquis of Huntly, who since became the last Duke of Gordon, was colonel of the 42d Regiment, and died in 1836

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1 Colonel Ronaldson Macdonell of Glengarry-who died in land, was permitted to act as deputy for his mother in that January, 1828. honourable office. After obtaining his Majesty's permission 2 The Earl of Errol is hereditary Lord High-Constable of Honourable John M. Stuart, second son of the Earl of Moray to depart for Dunrobin Castle, his place was supplied by the


3 In more correct Gaelic orthography, Banamhorar-Chat, or the Great Lady, (literally Female Lord of the Chatte;) the Celtic title of the Countess of Sutherland, "Evin unto this day, the countrey of Sutherland is yet called Cattey, the inhabitants Catteigh, and the Earl of Sutherland Morweir Cattey, In old Scottish or Irish; which language the inhabitants of this countrey doe still use."-GORDON'S Genealogical History of the Earls of Sutherland, p. 18. It was determined by his Ma jesty, that the right of carrying the sceptre lay with this noble family; and Lord Francis Leveson Gower, (now Egerton,) second son of the Countess afterwards Duchess) of Suther


The Author's friend and relation, the late Sir Alexande Keith, of Dunottar and Ravelstone.

5 MS.-"Rise up, Sir John, of projects rife,

And wuss him health and length of life,
And win the thanks of an auld wife."

The Right Honourable Sir John Sinclair, Bart. author of "The Code of Health and Longevity," &c. &c.,-the well known patron and projecter of national and patriotic plans and improvements innumerable, died 21st December 1835, in his eighty-second year.--ED.


3.)-CHAP. IV.

Ay, sir, the clouted shoe hath ofttimes craft in't,
As says the rustic proverb; and your citizen,
In's grogram suit, gold chain, and well-black'd shoes,
Bears under his flat cap ofttimes a brain
Wiser than burns beneath the cap and feather,
Or seethes within the statesman's velvet nightcap.
Read me my Riddle.

(4.)-CHAP. V.

Wherefore come ye not to court?
Certain 'tis the rarest sport;
There are silks and jewels glistening,
Prattling fools and wise men listening,
Bullies among brave men justling,
Beggars amongst nobles bustling;
Low-breath'd talkers, minion lispers,
Cutting honest throats by whispers;
Wherefore come ye not to court?
Skelton swears 'tis glorious sport.

Skelton Skeltonizeth.

(5.)-CHAP. VI.

U, I do know him-'tis the mouldy lemon
Which our court wits will wet their lips withal,
When they would sauce their honied conversation
With somewhat sharper flavour.-Marry, sir,
That virtue's wellnigh left him-all the juice
That was so sharp and poignant, is squeezed out;
While the poor rind, although as sour as ever,
Must season soon the draff we give our grunters,
For two-legg'd things are weary on't.

The Chamberlain-A Comedy.

(6.)-CHAP. VII.

Things needful we have thought on; but the thing Of all most needful-that which Scripture terms, As if alone it merited regard,

The ONE thing needful-that 's yet unconsider'd. The Chamberlain.

(7.)-CHAP. VIII.

Ah! mark the matron well-and laugh not, Harry,
At her old steeple-hat and velvet guard-
I've call'd her like the ear of Dionysius;

I mean that ear-form'd vault, built o'er the dungeon,
To catch the groans and discontented murmurs
Of his poor bondsmen.-Even so doth Martha
Drink up, for her own purpose, all that passes,
Or is supposed to pass, in this wide city-
She can retail it too, if that her profit
Shall call on her to do so; and retail it
For your advantage, so that you can make
Your profit jump with hers.

(8.)-CHAP. X.

The Conspiracy.

Bid not thy fortune troll upon the wheels Of yonder dancing cups of mottled bone; And drown it not, like Egypt's royal harlot,

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Dissolving her rich pearl in the brimm'd wine-cup,
"These are the arts, Lothario, which shrink acres
Into brief yards-bring sterling pounds to farthings,
Credit to infamy; and the poor gull,
Who might have lived an honour'd, easy life,
To ruin, and an unregarded grave.
The Changes.

(9.)-CHAP. XII.

This is the very barn-yard,

Where muster daily the prime cocks o' the game,
Ruffle their pinions, crow till they are hoarse,
And spar about a barleycorn. Here, too, chickens
The callow, unfledged brood of forward folly,
Learn first to rear the crest, and aim the spur,
And tune their note like full-plumed Chanticleer.
The Bear Garden.

Let the proud salmon gorge the feather'd hook, Then strike, and then you have him.-He will wince; Spin out your line that it shall whistle from you Some twenty yards or so, yet you shall have himMarry! you must have patience the stout rock Which is his trust, hath edges something sharp; And the deep pool hath ooze and sludge enough To mar your fishing-'less you are more careful. Albion or the Double Kings.

Give way-give way-I must and will have justice.
And tell me not of privilege and place;
Where I am injured, there I'll sue redress.
Look to it, every one who bars my access;
I have a heart to feel the injury,

A hand to right myself, and, by my honour,
That hand shall grasp what grey-beard Law denies


(12.)-CHAP. XVII.

Come hither, young one-Mark me! Thou art now
'Mongst men o' the sword, that live by reputation
More than by constant income-Single-suited
They are, I grant you; yet each single suit

Maintains, on the rough guess, a thousand followers-
And they be men, who, hazarding their all,
Needful apparel, necessary income,

And human body, and immortal soul,
Do in the very deed but hazard nothing-
So strictly is that ALL bound in reversion;
Clothes to the broker, income to the usurer,-
And body to disease, and soul to the foul fiend;
Who laughs to see Soldadoes and fooladoes,
Play better than himself his gaine on earth.
The Mohocks

(13.)-CHAP. XVIII.

Mother. What! dazzled by a flash of Cupid's mirror, With which the boy, as morta' urchins wont,

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