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. The castles, palaces, and prisons of Mary of Scotland. d chivalry, the hauntof minstrels, and the court of mirth. How changed the scene ! Themusic of the magic lute, touched by fairy hands, is exchanged for thedoleful shriek of the solitary owl, or the voice of the jackdaw, alarmedby human tread, and leaving her half-built nest in timid flight. The original garden, once the favourite retreat of the Scottish queen,is situated on the opposite side of a little rill, to the north of the palace,and is now converted into a ploughed field. The forest of Falkland, likethe garden, has long ceased to

. The castles, palaces, and prisons of Mary of Scotland. d chivalry, the hauntof minstrels, and the court of mirth. How changed the scene ! Themusic of the magic lute, touched by fairy hands, is exchanged for thedoleful shriek of the solitary owl, or the voice of the jackdaw, alarmedby human tread, and leaving her half-built nest in timid flight. The original garden, once the favourite retreat of the Scottish queen,is situated on the opposite side of a little rill, to the north of the palace,and is now converted into a ploughed field. The forest of Falkland, likethe garden, has long ceased to Stock Photo
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. The castles, palaces, and prisons of Mary of Scotland. d chivalry, the hauntof minstrels, and the court of mirth. How changed the scene ! Themusic of the magic lute, touched by fairy hands, is exchanged for thedoleful shriek of the solitary owl, or the voice of the jackdaw, alarmedby human tread, and leaving her half-built nest in timid flight. The original garden, once the favourite retreat of the Scottish queen,is situated on the opposite side of a little rill, to the north of the palace,and is now converted into a ploughed field. The forest of Falkland, likethe garden, has long ceased to exist. To the lovers of such scenes we would recommend a pilgrimage tothe once gay Falkland, as the most curious and interesting, but perhapsthe most neglected haunt, in the wide circle of Scotland. Sir David Lindsay of the Mount must have been much attached tothis royal residence, if we may judge from his pathetic adieu to thatcourt:— Farewell, Falkland, the fortress of Fyfe—Thy polite park under the Lowmond-law. Cl)f Cnritif of SiiriiticiliiiiJi,. BDRMTISLANn CASTLE IN THE 17TH CENTDRT.—No. t». • ALMOST DNCON3CIOD3 WHERE HE WENT.BY SECRET PATHS HIS COOR8E HE BENT. UNTIL HE SAW THE MOONS PALE BEAMON BATTI^EMENT AND TURRET GLEAM.HE STARTED :—rWA8 • THE ABBOTS HALL.* WHERE MARY HELD HER FESTIVAL. ITS TOWERS THE OCEAN WAVE OERHUNO,AND PAR TEE DARKENING SHADOWS FLUNG.THK CASTLE GAIND, HE STEALS UNSBESINTO THE CHAMBER OP THE QUEEN ;HER SHRIEKS RE-ECHO THROUGH THE ROOM.AND THE BOLD LOVER MEETS BIS DOOM ! ANON. L^ r# €)t Castir of aOiiriitialiiiiii. Etvmom of Burntislaii.1—Ancient History—Alexander III. is killed near the Castle—Bones i.tSt. Margaret conveyed thither—Durie of Durie makes extensive a<lditions to the originalTower—Curious Act of Parliament respecting it—The Castle after^vards belongs to Kirkaldyof Grange—(^leen Marys nieraorabl.; isit—The State Bedchaniher—The Scene of Chate-lards Audacity—The Ciistle subsequently belongs to the

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