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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...Joannes Matellanus L. C. unices sorori frater unicus mcerens posuit. To Jean Flemyng, only child to James baron of Flemying, by Barbara Hamilton daughter to James duke of Chattelerault, a most serene heroess, whose manly spirit remained constant in prosperity as well as adversity, who living and dying shuied forth a singular example of devote religion towards God, honour toward her husband, of nobility toward her children (for she brought forth two, John and Anna Maitlands) and of courtesie towards all persons: and who, albeit she was joined in second marriage to John earl of Cassils, yet she would be buried here with her former husband, in that same burial-place with him: she died of the unhappy stone, at Edinburgh, 23 June 1609, in the 55 year of her age. John Maitland earl of Lauderdale, as before. To Jean Maitland, a most noble damsel, daughter to John baron of Thyrlestane, chancellor of Scotland and Jean Flemying; who, being notable for her piety, wit, chastity and elegance of manners and behaviour, betrothed to Robert earl of Wintoun, died a virgin 6 July 1609, being just past 19 years, and was buried with her mother, in that same funeral: John Maitland, earl of Lauderdale, only brother to the defunct his only sister, caused erect this mournful tomb. JOHN Earl of Lauderdale, his Countess and Daughter their Monument. Ibidem. Jane Metellanee, virgini lectissimae, cujus divino ingenio atque mdustrise nihil difficile URquam est visum quod nobilem pudicamque puellam doceret: cujus vera pietas, forms e venustas, exiinia castitas, morum suavitas, & indolis, prseter sexum, prater setatem, miraculum, invidiam parcarum excitarunt; Joannes Metellanus, Lauderise comes, & Isabella Setonia parentes, prsepostero naturee ordine superstites...
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