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LADY NAIRNE'S HIGHLAND HOME AND HAWTHORNDEN, WHERE BEN JONSON STAYED WITH DRUMMOND

LADY NAIRNE'S HIGHLAND HOME AND HAWTHORNDEN, WHERE BEN JONSON STAYED WITH DRUMMOND

By the Perthshire river, the Earn, stands the home (bottom) of Carolina Oliphant, known to fame as Lady Nairne. The "Auld Hoose o' Gask," as it is called, is now a ruin, and all that remains is the south wall and a doorway over which is a shield with the date 1626. Lady Nairne's most famous lyric was "The Land o' the Leal." Above is Hawthornden, the house by the Esk where the Royalist poet William Drummond was born, 1585, and died, 1649. Ben Jonson's tree, to the right of the house, commemorates the great English dramatist's visit.

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