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108 LADY NAIRN JE AND HER SONGS.
an individuality, and reveal a very gracious, noble and engaging figure.
Carolina Oliphant was born in " the auld house of Gask," in Perthshire, on the 16th of August, 1766, six years later than Robert Burns. She came of stanch Jacobite stock on both sides, her father, Laurence Oliphant, a name since made fa­miliar by the singular and notable career of the accomplished writer, traveler, and scholar, who puzzled the world not less by his naive religious aberrations than by his accomplishments, took up arms for the Stuarts in " the Forty-five," and suf­fered attainder and temporary banishment in com­pany with his father, who had also been " out" in the Earl of Mar's rebellion in " the Fifteen." Young Laurence Oliphant, while in exile at Ver­sailles, married his cousin, Margaret Robertson, daughter of Duncan Robertson of Strowan, chief of the clan Dorrochy. The Robertsons had also been ardent Jacobites, and suffered in purse and person for their loyalty. The grandfather, Duncan Robertson, was notable in character and personality as well in adventure and misfortune, and had his portrait painted in immortal colors by Scott as the Baron of Bradwardine. Carolina, baptized after the exiled prince, spent her infancy and early childhood on the Continent in France and Belgium, under the care of her grandmother, her parents
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