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THE MAEQDIS OF HUNTLEY'S RETREAT. 273
For he, a Seaton, stood that day, When Gordons ran for fear, man. Vow, Sj-c.
The Gordons they are kittle flaws,                        la
They'll fight with heart and hand, man; When they met in Strathbogie raws
On Thursday afternoon, man ; But when the Grants came doun the brae,
Their Enzie shook for fear, man ;                     no
And all the lairds rode up themselves,
With horse and riding gear, man. Vow, Ifc.
Cluny plays his game of chess,
As sure as any thing, man; And like the royal Gordons race,                          us
Gave check unto the king, man. Without a queen, its clearly seen,
This game cannot recover; I'd do my best, then in great haste
Play up the rook Hanover.                                   120
Vow, Sfc.
113. This seems rather Gordon of Cltmy than Cluny Mac-pherson. The estate of Cliiny has passed from the ancient race, though still possessed by a Gordon.óM.
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