Excerpt from History of the Abbey and Palace of Holyrood Alcuin, his confessor, ane man of singular and devoit life, and who was destined to be the first Abbot of Holy rood. When the king, in the ardour of the chase, had ridden to the fute of the Crag, there suddenly rushed upon him from the woods the farest hart that ever was sene, and dashed both him and his horse to the ground with great violence. David threw back his hands between the antlers of the stag, to save himself, if possible, from the blow; and the haly Croce slaid incontinent in (into) his hands. The wild deer ed in dismay at the sight of the sacred emblem, to which it seemed about to do vio lence; and the king, being afterwards admonished in a dream, resolved to dedicate a house to the Holy Rude, the Virgin, and All Saints, on the very spot where he gat the Croce. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.