‹‹‹ prev (203)

(205) next ›››

gone to a more enlightened land, where such attrocit&es <
were detested and abhorred, and completely forbidden.
PAGE 26.
Some time ago, when the typhus fever was raging in
[Dundee to such an extent, that the Infirmary of the town
was not able to hold the number of patients who applied
for admission, this Hospital, in the absence of the military,
was granted for the use of these who could not be accom-
modated on the town j and was found of the greatest
Tradition says, that an annual sermon used to be preach-
ed at the Lady-well Chapel, by the Minister of Liff, for
which he received £5 j and, which, it is alleged, still forms
part of his stipend.
page 32.
Coutie's Wynd. — This name is said to have been given
to that narrow lane from the following circumstance :— «•
James V. travelling in disguise, (to which he was much ad-
dicted,) accidently fell in with one Coutie, a butcher be-
longing to Dundee. They were attached by some High-
land freebooters about the glen of Ogle, on the way to
Glammis, once a royal residence. The marauders at first
kad the advantage ; and Coutie was on the point of giving
way, when the gallant James encouraged him to fight on,
by calling out, " the face of a king is terrible, and his name
is a tower of strength." These words enlivened the faint-
ing butcher, and dismayed the robbers, who fled in terror.
Coutie received the wynd and lands about it as a reward
for the assistance he had lent his sovereign that day. The
name still remains.
page 50.
Sir George M'Kenzie was born in Dundee 1636 and
studied at Aberdeen and St. Andrew's. He was called to
the bar, and appointed to plead Argyle's cause in 1661.
On the restoration he was a great favourite at Court, made
SLord Advocate, and knighted 1674, and at the same time

Images and transcriptions on this page, including medium image downloads, may be used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence unless otherwise stated. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence