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152 THE BATTLE OF KILLIECRANKIE.
" 0 hold your hand," then Monmouth cry'd, " If onything you'll do for me % k>
Hold up your hand, you cursed Graeme, Else a rebel to our king ye'll be."
Then wicked Claver'se turn'd about,
I wot an angry man was he; And he has lifted up his hat, a
And cry'd, " God bless his Majesty!"
Than he's awa' to London town,
Aye e'en as fast as he can dree; Fause witnesses he has wi' him ta'en,
And ta'en Monmouth's head frae his body, so
Alang the brae, beyond the brig,
Mony brave man lies cauld and still;
But lang we'll mind, and sair we'll rue, The bloody battle of Bothwell Hill.
THE BATTLE OP KILLIECRANKIE.
This battle was fought on the evening of the 27th of July, 1689, a little to the north of the pass of Kil-liecrankie, in the Highlands of Perthshire, between King William's army under General Mackay, and a body of Highlanders under the renowned Claverhouse,