1745 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Francis Garden

Alexander Carlyle, 1745; in Autobiography of Dr. Alexander Carlyle (1910) 145.



Francis Garden, afterwards Lord Gardenstone, and Robert Cunningham, afterwards the General in Ireland, followed Mr. M'Ghie and me, and were taken prisoners [by the rebels following Prestonpans], and not very well used. They had gone as far as Crystall's Inn, west of Musselburgh, and had sat with a window open after daylight at a regale of white wine and oysters, when they were observed by one of the Prince's Life Guards who was riding past, not in uniform, but armed with pistols; they took to their horses, when he, pretending to take them for rebels, they avowed they were King's men, and were taken to the camp at Duddingston.