The History of Leith

October 27, 2006

Eulogy dedicated to Patrick, Earl of Marchmount, Sir Hugh Dalrymple, and others

This tribute was written by Robert Monteith, and is dedicated to ‘Patrick, Earl of Marchmount, Lord High Chancellar of the kingdom of Scotland’; ‘Sir Hugh Dalrymple of North-Berwick, Lord President’; and ‘to the remanent Lords, ordinary and extraordinary, senators of the colledge of justice’. The first verse of the eulogy begins: ‘Cretians and Grecians were deemed were, to be / Liars , of old, by antient poesie; / But Greek Phocylides speaks lofty Truth, / With Precepts grave, instucting florid Youth.’ Although no date is included, this sheet is likely to have been published in the first half of the eighteenth century.for more click here

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