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230 BONNY JOHN SETON.
Guid Auchindoune was slaine himself, 325
With uther seven in battell; So was the Laird of Lochinzell,
Grate pitie was to tell.
BONNY JOHN SETON.
This ballad is taken from Maidment's North Coun-trie Garland, p. 15. There is another version in Buchan's Ballads of the North of Scotland, ii. 136 (The Death of John Seton).
John Seton of Pitmedden, a young and brave cavalier, was shot through the middle by a cannon ball, during the skirmish at the Bridge of Dee, while engaged, under the Viscount of Aboyne, in resisting the advance of Montrose upon the town of Aberdeen, in June, 1639. It was the hard fate of Aberdeen to suffer from the arms of Montrose, first, when he was general of the Covenanters, and again while he was
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He would gar every nine Of his lay hold upon ilk man
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