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160 THE BATTLE OF SHERIFF-MUIR.
Lord Perth stood the storm, Seaforth but lukewarm, Kilsyth, and Strathallan not slaw, man; <o And Hamilton pled the men were not bred, For he had no fancy to fa', man. And we ran, fyc.
Brave gen'rous Southesk, Tullibardin was brisk, Whose father indeed would not draw, man,
Into the same yoke, which serv'd for a cloak, « To keep the estate 'twixt them twa, man. And we ran, fyc.
Lord Eollo not fear'd, Kintore and his beard,
Pitsligo and Ogilvie, a', man, And brothers Balflours they stood the first show'rs, Clackmannan and Burleigh did claw, man. so And we ran, Sfc.
39-42. James, Lord Drummond, eldest son of the Earl of Perth, was Lieutenant-general of horse under Mar, and behaved with great gallantry. William Mackenzie, fifth Earl of Seaforth. The Viscount Kilsyth. The Viscount Strathallan. Lieutenant-general George Hamilton, commanding under the Earl of Mar.
43. James, fifth Earl of Southesk. The Marquis of Tul-libardine, eldest son of the Duke of Athole.
47-50. Lord Eollo. The Earl of Kintore. Lord Pitsligo. Lord Ogilvie; son of the Earl of Airly. Bruce, Laird of Clackmannan—the husband, I believe, of the old lady who knighted Robert Burns with the sword of Bruce, at Clackmannan Tower. Lord Burleigh.