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New Government and Parliament.--Execution of
Argyle, Guthry, Wariston: Prelacy restored.
Presbyterian Clergy ejected.—Middleton's Ra-
pacity, Excesses, and Disgrace.—Ecclesiastical
Commission, military Persecution,and Insurrec-
tion in the West.-Government mitigated and
the Presbyterians indulged.-Lauderdale's ty-
rannical administration.-Persecution of Con-
venticles.- Mitchell's Trial.
Introduction of the Highlanders, and their Seve-
rities in the West.—Murder of Sharp.--In-
surrection of Bothwell Bridge-Suppressed by
Monmouth-Duke of York's Administration.-
Act of Succession and the Test-Argyle's Trial
and Escape.--Ryehouse Plot.-- Prostitution of
Justice, Executions, Extortions, Murders in
the Fields -- Death and Character of Charles II.
Accession, and Parliament of. James.-
Invasion and Execution.-- Opposition to the
Repeal of the Penal Laws and the Test.-
Dispensing Powers exerted.--Origin and Pro-
gress of the Revolution in England -- in Scot-
land.-Convention of Estates. Forfeiture of
the Crown by James,--its Settlement on the
Prince and Princess of Orange.
Convention turned into a Parliament.--Insurrec-
tion.—Dundee's Victory and Death.--Mont-
gomery's Plots.-Redress of Grievances, and
Presbytery restored.-Massacre of Glencoe.-
Settlement of Darien.-National Distress and
Despair.—Death of James.--Death and Cha-
racter of William.
Accession of Anne. New Paliament.-Act of
Security proposed.—Passed.--Alarm- and
Acts in England against the Scots.—Protestant
Succession attempted in Parliament.--Postponed
for a Treaty of Union.— Negociation of the Com-
missioners.--Articles examined in Parliament.
Debates and Arguments of each Party on an
Union.— Insurrection projected and disappoint-
ed.-Union ratified by the Scotch-and Eng.
lish Parliaments.—Completed by dissolving the
Privy Council, and introducing the English
Treason Laws.-Review of its Effecis.----Con-
clusion of the whole.
Notes and ILLUSTRATIONS.
DISSERTATION on the supposed AUTHENTICITY
of Ossian's POEMS