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From: "Hamish Spence" <>
Subject: Fw: Question re books
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 17:25:27 -0000
From: linda Merle <>
Date: 20 November 1997 03:12
Subject: Question re books
>>It is the story of the Bruce. In the appendix we find this note
>"respecting the personal Conformation of Sir William Wallace
>and King Robert Bruce" , provided in 1430 by an old lady living
>in Perth, in the house of Erskine, who had resided in the castle
>of Kinnoul. She had seen Wallace and Bruce as a young girl.
>She said, 'Robert was a man beautiful, and of a fine appearance.
>His strength was so great, that he could easily have overcome
>any mortal man of his time, save one--Sir William Wallace! But
>in so far as he excelled other men, he was excelled by Wallace,
>both in stature and in bodily strength! For in wrestling, Wallace
>could have overthrown two such men as Robert. And he was comely
>as well as strong, and full of the beauty of wisdom.'
She must have been a very old lady, Wallace was executed in 1305 and King
died 7th June, 1329. It was amazing how the pure Scottish air could lead to
I wonder if she had Celtic toes as well.
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