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Whichsoever of these opposite systems we embrace; whether we impute the intention of murder to Gowrie, or to the King; insuperable difficulties arise, and we are involved in darkness, mystery, and contradictions.

ROBERTSON's History of Scotland.

Out of Scotland we hear that there is no good agreement, but rather an open diffidence, betwixt the King and his wife, and many are of opinion that the discovery of some affection between her and the Earl of Gowrie's brother, who was killed with him, was the truest cause and motive of that tragedy.

Sir RALPH WINWOOD's Memoirs.

OR,

JOHN, EARL OF GOWRIE.

Shall crimes and tyrants cease but with the world ?

CAMPBELL.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

EDINBURGH:

PRINTED FOR

MACLACHLAN AND STEWART, EDINBURGH;

AND BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY,

LONDON.

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