[Melrose Abbey.] 69.[Melrose Abbey, one of the most beautiful of ruined abbeys in Britain, was founded in the 12th Century. Round it are gathered some of the richest ecclesiastical memories of Scotland. Here was written the ancient Chronica de Maulors, which gives an account of Scottish affairs from 735/1270. In the Chapter House the barons of Yorkshire swore loyalty to Alexander II. (1215). Lying in the centre of the chief highway, the Abbey was frequently enriched by returning conquerors, and suffered the first devastation of vindictive invaders. Sir Walter Scott gives a good picture of the life and spirit of the place in his book "The Monastery." The Abbot Boniface may be taken as a true representative of the ecclesiastics whose remains moulder beneathe the ruins. To-day all that is left is the eastern part of the nave and the transepts, with ruins of the central tower and the chancel. The building was given to the nation by the Duke of Buccleuch in 1918.]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
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