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A GUIDE to the Scenery around LANARK, by a person accquainted with all its beauties, has long been considered a desideratum by travellers. To supply this want, every part of these interesting beauties, both on the Clyde, and its tributary Mouss, has been revisited ; every accessible height has been climbed, every den and cave explored, and dangers, not a few, have been hazarded, in order to prepare an accurate account of all that is simple, austere, and sublime.—The HISTORICAL and DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF LANARK, with which it is combined,-a town which, in the ancient days of Scotland, could boast of regal pomp and grandeur ; it is hoped, will enhance the value of the work.

The Publishers feel extremely gratefnl to those individuals, who so kindly favoured both them and

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the Editor with information ; but, at the same

time, they are compelled to state, that to the source where authenticity was most likely to be obtained, access was denied.

LANARK, 230 JUNE, 1828.

HISTORY OF LANARK.

HISTORY OF LANARK.

CHAPTER I.

Antiquities.

-66 'Mid these fields, the standard was unfurled,
And serried spears were glittering in the sun ;
Long neigh'd the war-steede, and the west wind curled

Locks that were bloody ere the fight was done!”

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ANON.

ANTIQUITY generally invests with importance, every place that lays just claim to it; and, although there are many circumstances, which the oblivious page of time has consigned to everlasting forgetfulness, and handed down only by the erring and imperfect voice of tradition; yet, few of these are to be found in the account of LANARK. Indeed, it is a source from which we do not mean to derive our information. Authenticity shall be our only guide ; and, as few places in Scotland rank higher,

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