Excerpt from Specimens of Scottish Literature, 1325-1835 In this work I have made an attempt to illustrate the character and history of Scottish Literature by a series of specimens taken from each of its three periods. To procure satisfactory texts has t been always easy. Some of those made use of I have had to revise and edit, and several of them have been taken by permission from the publications of the Scottish Text Society, for which I tender my thanks. In the Notes and Glossary an effort has been made to make the extracts printed thoroughly intelligible to those who are t acquainted with what Abacuck Bysset, improving upon Gavin Douglas, called his awin maternal Scottis languige, but are acquainted with English. The book appeals more directly to Scotsmen, and many of them I trust will read it. They will find in it many points of interest and an easy means of studying their own national and by means unbrilliant literature in all the three great stages of its history. 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.