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enthusiastic demonstrations, where the royal party bowed adieu to the'
local authorities, and set off at a more rapid rate toward their destina-
tion at Blair Athol. The remainder of the day was spent as a holiday
in town, and many festivities took place. After spending three weeks
in the Highlands, the royal party returned by the same route ; were
met in procession near the place where they had been parted with ;
were accompanied to the place of embarkation, where similar cere-
monies were observed, and expressions of satisfaction interchanged.
Thus the royal reception passed off with the greatest eclat ; and was
highly creditable to the wisdom, spirit, and taste of the authorities, and
to the good sense and loyalty of the people, who conducted themselves
Avith great propriety.
Several eminent men have been natives of or residenters in this town,
who merit a passing notice here, though our space will not admit
of particulars respecting them. The first we have to name is the dis-
tinguished hero of Scotland, already mentioned at page 18, whose early
years were spent at our Public Seminary about 1285 ; where, doubtless,
his youthful mind was impregnated with those sentiments of patriotism
and love of freedom, which animated him to those deeds of magnanimity
and bravery that paved the way for the ultimate achievement of his
country's deliverance. The Scrymseoures of Craigie, and subsequently
of Dudhope, next merit a place. The first, Alexander Scrymseoure,
was contemporary of "Wallace, by whom he was constituted hereditary
Constable of Dundee, for his courageous services in wresting the Castle
from the hands of M orton, as already noticed, and this office descended
in the family for several centuries. Sir James Scrymseoure of Craigie
was Constable in 1389, and about a century after, the familj' acquired
the lands of Dudhope. Sir John Scrymseoure was raised to the peer-
age by the title of Viscount Dudhope in 1641. His son James, the
second Viscount, was wounded at the battle of Marston, and died of
fever induced by it, in 1644. His son was created Earl of Dundee in
1661 ; and dying without issue, seven years after, the peerage became
■ extinct. This family is now represented by Mr Scrymgeour Wedder-
liurn of Birkhill, Fifeshire. Hector Boece, the early Scottish historian,
was born at Dundee about 1465. He was elected, in 1500, first prin-
cipal of King's College, Aberdeen. In 1522, he published the Lives
of the Bishops of Aberdeen, and two years after, his History of Scotland
from the earliest times. He died in 1536. The Wedderburns, three
brothers, already mentioned at page 22, distinguished themselves about

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