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THE UNION OF THE CROWNS ON THE ACCESSION
UNION OF THE KINGDOMS IN THE REIGN
By MALCOLM LAING, Efq.
WITH TWO DISSERTATIONS, HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL,
ON THE SUPPOSED AUTHENTICITY OF OSSIAN'S POEMS.
Printed by A. Strahan, Printers Strect,
FOR T. CADELL JUN. AND W. DAVIES, IN THE STRAND; AND
MANNERS AND MILLER, EDINBURGH.
New Government and Parliament.-Execution of Argyle, Guthry, Warifton. Prelacy restored, Prefbyterian Clergy ejected.-Middleton's rapacity, exceffes, and difgrace.-Ecclefiaftical commiffion, military perfecution, and infurrection in the Weft.-Government mitigated and the prefbyterians indulged.-Lauderdale's tyrannical adminiftration. Perfecution of conventicles.-Mitchel's trial.
ROM the civil and religious wars of the two BOOK kingdoms, in which it is feldom poffible to separate the intereft, or the share of either, we return to the domeftic transactions of Scotland, whofe history, from the restoration to the union, continues unmixed and almost unconnected with English affairs. Many years of undisturbed tranquillity
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were expected from the fincere, and univerfal joy
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