Excerpt from The Lord of the Isles: A Poem
Of this Poem lies, at first, in the Castle of Artornish, on the coast cf Argyleshire; and, wards, in the Islands cf Skye and Arran, and upon the coast of Ayrshire. Finally, it is laid near Stirling. The story opens in the Spring of t... he year 1307, when Bruce, who had been driven out (f Scotland by the English, and the Barons who adhered to that foreign interest, returned from the Island of Bachria on the coast of Ireland, again to assert his claims to the Scot tish crown. Many (f the personages and incidents in traduced are (f historical celebrity. The authorities used are chig'ly those of the venerable Lord Hailes, as well entitled to be called the restorer of Scottish history, as Bruce the restorer of Scottish monarchy and 9f Archdeacon Barbour, a correct edition cf whose Me trical History cf Robert Bruce will soon, I trust, ap pear under the care of my learned friend, the Rev. Dr.
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