Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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THE GALLANT GEAHAMS.                Id3
For a brave cavalier was he,                                  w
But now to glory he is gone
Then woe to Strachan, and Hacket baith!
And, Leslie, ill death may thou die! For ye have betrayM the gallant Grahams,
Who aye were true to majestie.                       so
And the Laird of Assaint has seized Montrose, And had him into Edinburgh town ;
And frae his body taken the head, And quarter'd him upon a trone.
And Huntly's gone the self-same way,                &
And our noble king is also gone;
He suffer'd death for our nation,
Our mourning tears can ne'er be done.
royal banner in Montrose's last battle. It bore the headless corpse of Charles I., with this motto, "Judge and revenge my cause, 0 Lord!" Menzies proved himself worthy of this noble trnst, and, obstinately refusing qnarter, died in defence of his charge. Montkose's Memoirs. S.
77. Sir Charles Hacket, an officer in the service of the Estates. S.
85. George Gordon, second Marquis of Huntly, one of the very few nobles in Scotland who had uniformly adhered to the King from the very beginning of the troubles, was beheaded by the sentence of the Parliament of Scotland (so calling themselves) upon the 22d March, 1649, one month and twenty-two days after the martyrdom of his master. S. -

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