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THE BATTLE OF PENTLAND HILLS. 241
fought on the 28th November, 1666; a day still observed by the scattered remnant of the Cameronian sect, who regularly hear a field-preaching upon the field of battle.
" I am obliged for a copy of the ballad to Mr. Livingston of Airds, who took it down from the recitation of an old woman residing on his estate.
" The gallant Grahams, mentioned in the text, are Graham of Claverhouse's horse." Scott.
The gallant Grahams cam from the west,
Wi' their horses black as ony craw; The Lothian lads they marched fast,
To be at the Rhyns o' Gallowa.
Betwixt Dumfries town and Argyle, b
The lads they marched mony a mile ; Souters and tailors unto them drew, Their covenants for to renew.
The Whigs, they, wi' their merry cracks,
GarM the poor pedlars lay down their packs; w
But aye sinsyne they do repent
The.renewing o' their Covenant.
At the Mauchline muir, where they were review'd, Ten thousand men in armour show'd; But, ere they came to the Brockie's burn, is
The half of them did back return.
General Dalyell, as I hear tell, Was our lieutenant-general;
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