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by their valour, intrepidity, loyalty, and attachment, we find no one shining more eminently conspicuous than this nobleman, who early attached himself to the royal cause, and was nominated captain-general of Scotland, where his military exploits are amongst the most brilliant in history. When the king sought protection in the Scotch camp at Newark, previous to his being delivered up by that nation for 400,000l. to his English subjects, he was prevailed upon to command all his garrisons to surrender. By this order, Montrose was induced to throw down his arms, and retire to France; thence passing into Germany, he was much caressed by the Emperor, vested with the rank of Marechal, and employed to levy a regiment for the Imperial service in the Low Countries. But Charles II. allured by the promise of support from Scotland, sent to him from the Hague, renewing his commission of captain-general, in which rank, with a handful of mercenary troops collected in Holland and Germany, and small supplies of arms and money from the courts of Sweden, Denmark, and the Emperor, he sailed for the Orkneys; and on his advance to Caithness, he was opposed and defeated by Leslie, his whole army killed or made prisoners, and he himself, in the disguise of a peasant, was delivered up to the enemy, by the trea-