Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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THE GALLANT GRAHAMS.                141
Gallant Montrose, that chieftain bold,               «
Courageous in the best degree, Did for the king fight well-that day ;
The Lord preserve his majestie !
Nathaniel Gordon, stout and bold,
Did for King Charles wear the blue; so But the cavaliers they all were sold,
And brave Harthill, a cavalier too.
And Newton-Gordon, burd-alone, And Dalgatie, both stout'and keen,
And gallant Veitch upon the field,                    w
A braver face was never seen.
49. Of the family of Gicht in Aberdeenshire. He was taken at Philiphangh, and executed the 6th of January, 1646.
52.   Leith, of Harthill, was a determined loyalist, and hated the Covenanters, by whom he had been severely treated. S.
53.   Newton, for obvious reasons, was a common appella¬≠tion of an estate, or barony, where a new edifice had been erected. Hence, for distinction's sake, it was anciently compounded with the name of the proprietor; as, Newton-Edmonstone, Newton-Don, Newton-Gordon, &c. Of New¬≠town, I only observe, that he was, like all his clan, a steady loyalist, and a follower of Montrose. S.
54.  . Sir Francis Hay, of Dalgatie, a steady cavalier, and a gentleman of great gallantry and accomplishments. He was a faithful follower of Montrose, and was taken prisoner with him at his last fatal battle. He was condemned to death with his illustrious general. S.
55.   I presume this gentleman to have been David Veitch, brother to Veitch of Dawick, who, with many other of the Peebles-shire gentry, was taken at Phillphaugh. S.