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Miscellanea Scotica
A collection of Tracts relating to the History, Antiquities, Topography and Literature of Scotland in four volumes (1818)

THE author of this history is not so certainly known; some name Sir James Balfour, Lyon King at Arms, in King Charles I. time, for the author of it, because the original manuscript in the lawyers library at Edinburgh, seems to be the same hand with his annals, which unquestionably is an autograph. But others more probably think that Mr. Henry Maule of Melgum is the author, since he subscribes his name to the copy of verses which is subjoined to this. íTis true, they are very general, and little could be inferred from them, if it were not that they run in the same strain with the authorís

But the truth is, it is of no great importance which of them was the author, since they were both very learned and worthy gentlemen. I have taken care to compare it exactly with the original, and do not question but that it will meet with kind entertainment, since it bears so near a relation to our Scots history, and may be of use to any who would do some thing more full on the subject.

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