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Title: Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and Other Poems Author: W.E.
Aytoun Release Date: February 4, 2004 [EBook #10945] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK SCOTTISH LAYS *** Produced by Dave Morgan, Garrett Alley and PG Distributed Proofreaders [Illustration] LAYS OF THE SCOTTISH CAVALIERS BY W.E.
AYTOUN. TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE ARCHIBALD WILLIAM HAMILTON-MONTGOMERIE, Earl of Eglinton and Winton, THE PATRIOTIC AND NOBLE REPRESENTATIVE OF AN ANCIENT SCOTTISH RACE, THIS VOLUME IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED BY _THE AUTHOR._ _This Volume is a verbatim reprint of the first edition_ (1849). CONTENTS LAYS OF THE SCOTTISH CAVALIERS EDINBURGH AFTER FLODDEN THE EXECUTION OF MONTROSE THE HEART OF THE BRUCE Fri Mar 31 02:47:13 2017 2 THE BURIAL MARCH OF DUNDEE THE WIDOW OF GLENCOE THE ISLAND OF THE SCOTS CHARLES EDWARD AT VERSAILLES THE OLD SCOTTISH CAVALIER MISCELLANEOUS POEMS BLIND OLD MILTON HERMOTIMUS OENONE THE BURIED FLOWER THE OLD CAMP DANUBE AND THE EUXINE THE SCHEIK OF SINAI EPITAPH OF CONSTANTINE KANARIS THE REFUSAL OF CHARON LAYS OF THE SCOTTISH CAVALIERS EDINBURGH AFTER FLODDEN The great battle of Flodden was fought upon the 9th of September, 1513. The defeat of the Scottish army, mainly owing to the fantastic ideas of chivalry entertained by James IV., and his refusal to avail himself of the natural advantages of his position, was by far the most disastrous of any recounted in the history of the northern wars.
The whole strength of the kingdom, both Lowland and Highland, was assembled, and the contest was one of the sternest and most...





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