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Here, again, another gorgeous “relic of monastic times” rises in isolated majesty over the subject buildings, and confers an importance and solemnity on the whole scene. This Abbey is a noble specimen of the solid and majestic style of architecture, called the Saxon, or early Norman. Over the intersection of the cross, in the centre of the building, rose a lofty square tower, or lantern, upon four spacious arches, in the pointed style, with six windows in each of its sides, and open galleries within. Only the south and west sides now remain, but these are the grandest and most striking parts of the ruin. The Scottish reformers had no hand in the demolition of this church ; for having been burnt by the duke of Norfolk in 1542, and occupied as a place of defence by the townspeople, during the invasion of Earl Hertford three years after, it was destroyed by the enemy. From the state of the ruin, it may be inferred that the cannon employed in battering it down, were directed against it from the north-east. The monks of Kelso—as stated in the preceding notewere of a reformed class of the Benedictine order, first established at Tiron, in France, A. D. 1109, and hence called TIRONENSES. We cannot conclude this brief notice of Kelso in any thing more appropriate than the well-known verses of Leyden :

“ Bosomed in woods where mighty rivers run,

Kelso's fair vale expands before the sun ;
Its rising downs in vernal beauty swell,
And, fringed with hazel, winds each flowery dell.
Green spangled plains to dimpling lawns succeed,
And Tempé rises on the banks of Tweed;
Blue o'er the river Kelso's shadow lies,
And copse-clad isles amid the waters rise.”

END OF APPENDIX TO VOL. I.

R. CL1Y, PRINTER, BREAD-STREET-HILL.

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