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E DIN BU R G H
HISTORICAL and POETICAL
For the US e of
Taken from the best AUTHORS,
Printed for G. HAMILTON & J. BALFOUR, J. TRAILL
CON TEN T S.
An account of the famous retreat of ten.
thousand Greeks, under the conduet of the
cution the Jews underwent at Alexan-
181 A succinet history of Fames I. K. of Scotland 199 Bishop Kennedy's speech upon the tutelage of James III. From Buchanan
PO E T R Y.. Fables. From Mr Gay.
267 The Hermit. From Dr Parnell
295 The hymn of Cleanthes
304 Pythagoras's golden verses
306 The universal prayer. From Mr Pope 313 Ode on solitude. From ditto
315 A Lady's last farewell to her husband.
Wrote a few days before her death
of Chevy-chace, between Earl Douglas of
Scotland and Earl Piercy of England 317 The dying Christian to his soul. From Pope 324 Excerpts from Mr Thomson's Seasons Spring
331 Autumn Winter
PROSE and VERS E.
For the Use of SCHOOLS.
The History and Character of DAVID 1. King
of Scotland. From the Scottish history,
AVID succeeded his brother Alexander in the kingdom, in the year of Chrift 1124. As his brothers reigned
successively, one after another, in • Scotland, he staid with his sister Maud in England.
There he married his cousin Maud, a woman of great beauty, wealth, and nobility; for Voldiosu's Earl of Northumberland was her father; and her mother was Judith, niece to William the Norman. He had a son by her, named Henry, in whom both his father's and mother's difpofition did presently appear. Upon this marriage, his revenues were much increased, by the accession of Northumberland and Huntingtonshire to the lands he enjoyed