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I “The reader may be interested by comparing with this horn, which the prophet pointed out to the horse-dealer ac ballad the author's prose version of part of its legend, as containing the means of dissolving the spell. The man in given in one of the last works of his pen. He says, in the confusion took the horn and attempted to wind it. The horses Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft, 1830:- Thomas of instantly started in their stalls, stamped, and shook their Ercildowne, during his retirement, has been supposed, from bridles, the men arose and clashed their armour, and the time to time, to be levying forces to take the field in some mortal, terrified at the tumult he had excited, dropped the crisis of his country's fate. The story has often been told of a horn from his hand. A voice like that of a giant, louder even daring horse-jockey having sold a black horse to a man of ve- than the tumult around, pronounced these words :nerable and antique appearance, who appointed the remarkable hillock upon Eildon hills, called the Lucken-hare, as the • Woe to the coward that ever he was born, place where, at twelve o'clock at night, he should receive the That did not draw the sword before he blew the horn. price. He came, his money was paid in ancient coin, and he was invited by his customer to view his residence. The trader A whirlwind expelled the horse-dealer from the cavern, the in horses followed his guide in the deepest astonishment entrance to which he could never again find. A moral micht through several long ranges of stalls, in each of which a horse be perhaps extracted from the legezd, namely, that it is better stood motionless, while an armed warrior lay equally still at to be armed against danger before bidding it defiance." the charger's feet. All these men,' said the wizard in a whisper, 'will awaken at the battle of Sheriffmuir.' At the 9 This celebrated horn is still in the possession of the chief extremity of this extraordinary depot hung a sword and a of the Harden family. Lord Polwarth.

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The Warden's daughters in Lochwood sate,
Were all both fair and gay,

The forest of Glenmore is drear,
All save the Lady Margaret,

It is all of black pine and the dark oak-tree;
And she was wan and wae.

And the midnight wind, to the mountain deer,

Is whistling the forest lullaby:
The sister, Jean, had a full fair skin,

The moon looks through the drifting storm,
And Grace was bauld and braw;

But the troubled lake reflects not her form, | " At Linton, in Roxburghshire, there is a circle of stones leader was cut in the turf, and the arrangement of the letters Burrounding a smooth plot of turf, called the Trysl, or place announced to his followers the course which he had taken."of appointment, which tradition avers to have been the ren- Introduction to the Minstrelsy, p. 186 degrous of the neighbouring warriors. The name of the

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1 The forest of Glenmore is haunted by a spirit called Lhamdoorg, or Red-hand,

2 Where the Norwegian invader of Scotland iccaired tro bloody defeats.

3 The Galgacus of Tacitus

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