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MARTHA BETHUNE BALIOL,
FROM 1753 TO 1754.
My love he stood for his true King,
Till standing it could do nae mair ;
DIARY OF MARTHA BETHUNE BALIOL.
WRITTEN AT THE REQUEST OF HER BELOVED GRANDMOTHER, THE
LADY BETHUNE OF LINCLUDEN : COMMENCED THE 1ST DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1753.
The first day of September.—My beloved grandmother having left Mount Baliol at eight o'clock, A.M., to visit our good friends and cousins, the Græmes, of the Knowe, has requested me to note down all that may occur during her absence, and to acquaint her of the same on her return.
At eight o'clock this morning our coach departed, carrying in it the lady of Lincluden-our pretty kinswoman, Jean Cumyn, and a favourite gaze-hound, of the name of Speed! her own woman also accompanied her; Roger drove the four black Flanders mares, and his son John, and a groom of my brother, Sir Richard, were the outriders ; my brother praised Roger for the sleek appearance of his horses, but whispered to me he