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SECT. I. Colin Earl of Balcarres goes to Court at the age of sixteen — marries
Mauritia de Nassau — her sad fate letter to him from his mother on
stitutional monarch - expectations of the Presbyterians, John Earl of
- William eighteenth Earl of Crawford, their leader — Lady Sophia
Sect. IV. Reestablishment of Presbyterianism — extirpation of prelacy –
William Earl of Crawford the chief agent in it — his character -- Earl
· his reception at St. Germain's - presents his Memoirs to King James
Sect. I. Alexander fourth Earl of Balcarres — his character — his services
- dying letter to his friend Lord President Forbes, 1736. — James fifth
LIVES OF THE LINDSAYS.
" -Wisdom is a pearl with most success
On fair Balcarres' sunward-sloping farms,
For glory kindles at the war's alarms,
LORD MENMUIR was succeeded in his estate of Balcarres by his eldest son, John Lindsay. “I askit him," says his mother, “earDestly of the Lord ; and sa far as in me is, I have dedicate him to the Lord.”* He died, however, while yet a youth and unmarried, in January, 1601. He had been affianced to Lady Margaret Douglas, daughter and heiress of Archibald Earl of Angus, in 1590, the year after her father's death, in consequence, as it was supposed, of witchcraft,-Lord Menmuir and William Earl of Angus, her nearest but distant relation, being the contracting parties. She too died young, “ a maid and unmarried, about the age of fifteen years.” | Her mother was the well-dowered widow, to whose acceptance King James had so earnestly recommended his friend and chamberlain, Lord Spynie.
David, Lord Menmuir's second son, succeeded his brother at the
age of fourteen, and passed the remaining years of his minority
* Testament, cited in the last chapter.