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REGNI

APUD

SCOTOS.

OR,
A Dialogue, concerning the due Privilege
of Governinent, in the Kingdom of
SCOTLAND,

Betwixt

GEORGE BUCHANAN

And
THOMAS MAITLAND,

By the faid
GEORGE' BUCHA'N AN.
nd Translated out of the Original Latin into

English,
By PHILALETHES,

HILADELPHIA : Printed by ANDREW STEUART,

in Second-Itreet. MDCCLXVI,

On the lake <ý tige, wüsselwainted with

this learned sind excciterii 21:11. Mr. George Buchanan, take it a l'owires Oultatin of recommen. 22:00, from the grea: Vir, jutut Knox, his history of the Reformation, of rise church of Scotland, printee at Edinburgh, 1731, pag. 33. When speaking of king James the fifth, who got more. fo. warnings oj his death, Saith, None of these terrible forewaru. ings could ever change er alter the heart of this « mijled prince : bnt

ftill be did proceed in his accuftomed rigys, for in ihe midt of these evils, be caused " to put hands on that notable man Mr. George “ Buchanan, to whom, for his fingular erudition and « boneft behaviour, quas committed the charge 10-in. strukt some of his natural children; but by the mer: « ciful providence of God, he escaped (with great dif ficulty) the rage of those wbe fought bis life; aná « remains alive to this day, in the year of God, « 1966, to the glory of God, to the great honor oj this nation, and 10 tbe comfort of boje that delight ,46 in letters and virtue. Tbat fingular work of 1 David's psalms, in Latin metre and poesy, befider many

others can witness the rare graces of God given to that man, wbich that prince, by inftiga oction of the grey friars, and of his other farierers,

would altogether have devoured, if God bad not provided a remedy to bis servant, by escaping, (the

keepers being afleep, he went out at the window) " this cruelty and persecution.

For further accounts of the author, see the foort biftory of his life, prefixed to the first volume of his chramiclesin tweniy books, lately reprinted. • Many others of his writings.

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Ceremony of a Preface: the end and design of which, is not to user in my Translation 10 the world with curious embellifhments of Oratory, (that serving only to gratify, or encbant a Luxuriant fancy) but allanarly .to apologize for it, in cafe a Zoilas, or a Momus, fall happen to perufe the same. Briefly, then I rea duce all that either of these willya (as I bumbly jire ceive) object again ibis my Work, to theje two gee nerals, Prevarication and Ignorance. First, they will call me a Prevaricatorer prevaricating Luterprea 184, and ibat upon iruo accounts Because I have (lay they) iph.jlicated tbe genuine jenfe and meaning gabe learrest Author, by interpreting and foiling in Durik,65 siuru's of mixe own. Secondly, Tbat 1 bave gule aliepai va ibe liseral Jenje in oiber places by a too

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