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SCOTS MAGAZINE,

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GENERAL-REPOSITORY

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LITERATURE, HISTORY, AND POLITICS,

FOR THE YEAR M.DCCCIII.

Ne quid falsi dicere audeat, ne quid veri non audeat.

VOL. LXV.

OR VOL. SECOND OF THE THIRD SERIES.

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TO CORRESPONDENTS.

The paper on Algebraical Porisms hath been unavoidably postponed.

The Letter from Satan hath been received, and will appear in our next. This is a writer of whom we are very suspicious, but we consider it as a piece of justice to allow him to Itate what he has to say in his own vindication.

T'he communication on Celtic Etymology will find a place.

We have received the Remarks upon Subjects relating to Natural History and Physiology. They are exactly suitable to the nature of our Miscellany, and discover extensive knowledge and accurate observation,

We are obliged to our Correspondent, who has favoured us with “The correction of a mistake, in Dr Ranken's History of France." History is the proper vehicle of truth, and whatever tends to preferve its purity must be highly interesting and important.

The Verses on Roslin Castle, tho' they contain some good lines, in general appear to have little of the poetic spirit.

Ws have received the beautiful verses entitled “ The House Heating.” They will appear in our next.

The Pretender's Address to his Army is under consideration.

We beg leave to inform our Correspondents, that the author of the paper noticed in our last, on the Natural History of the Salmon, has withdrawn his communication for the present.

SCOTS MAGAZINE,

For JANUARY 1803.

Μ Ε Μ Ο Ι R S

OF THE LIFE OF

ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL,

MARQUIS OF ARGYLE.

TH

HE character of Archibald, who had been for many years a pris.

Marquis of Argyle, hath been oner in England, and for his faithful represented by hiftorians in very dif- attachment to his successor James II. ferent lights. By some he hath been had the title of Lord conferred upon viewed as a rebel, a hypocrite, or a him, in the year 1445*. He was the fanatic; while others have confidered first who took upon him the title of him as a martyr to Chriftianity. Far Argyle, though he likewise retained from pretending to give a full detail his antient title of Lochow. Sir Coof the actions of this eminent man, lin Campbell of Glenurchie, the third which were intimately connected with of his three sons, was the founder of the history of these kingdoms, 1 shall the family of Braidalbane. Lord state only those facts in his life, which, Duncan was succeeded by his grand'when connected with the circum. fon Colin, who obtained the title of stances of the times, may afford a juft Earl of Argyle, in the year 1457 t. view of his real character.

He married Lady Isabel Stewart, one The family of Argyle is of very of the daughters and co-heiresses of great antiquity in Scotland. Its ori. John Lord Lorn ; upon which he

gin, indeed, is so remote, that it is took upon himself the title and arms involved in impenetrable obfcurity. of that family. Archibald, the fourth From the traditionary genealogies of earl of Argyle, warmly opposed the the bards, who, in this, as well as intended marriage betwixt the young in other countries, commemorated in Queen Mary and Edward VI. of song the birth and exploits of the an- England : and, in the war with Eng, tient heroes, we learn that this family land, he greatly distinguished himself, were lords of Lochow, in Argyle at the battle of Pinkey, and at the fhire, in the reign of Fergus 11. who, fiege of Haddington I. He was the in the beginning of the fifth century, firkt of his family who embraced the was the restorer of the Scottish mo- Protestant religion, and continued, till narchy. These lords of Lochow are his death, firmly attached to its inte said to have been , highly renowned rests g. His successor, dying without for their conduct and valour. Sir Duncan Campbell, a descendant of

Douglas's Peerage. the family, for his eminent services, in Abercrombie's Hilt. of the Campaigns effecting the restoration of James I. $ Crawford's Peerage. ! VOL. LXV.

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