The History of Leith

December 16, 2011

sair sanct for the crown

David—” sair sanct for the crown” though King James I. is said to have styled him—was one of the best of the early kings of Scotland. ” I have seen him,” remarks Aldred, ” quit his horse and dismiss his hunting equipage when any, even the humblest of his subjects, desired an audience; he sometimes employed his leisure hours in the culture of his garden, and in the philosophical amusement of budding and engrafting trees.”

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