NOTES 139 green and dingled oval glade. . . . Stevenson used to spend hours exploring the recesses of the burn's course, musing, sometimes with and sometimes without speech, on its endless chances and caprices of eddy and ripple and backset. . . . One result of these musings occurs in a dramatic scene familiar to all who have read his frag- ment, " The Great North Road." f Lilliput, miniature country; from Gulliver's Travels, genius loci, guardian spirit of the place. Cameronian of the killing time. The Cameronians headed the resistance made by the Covenanters to the attempts of the Govern- ment of Charles II to introduce the English liturgy. Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee, was a byword for his ruthlessness in the ' killing time ' or persecution ; when James II was deposed, he took up arms on his behalf against William of Orange, and fell, in the hour of victory, at the Pass of Killiecrankie in I6S9. See Old Mortality and Wandering Willie's tale in Redgauntlet, calumet, pipe of peace. knowe and howe, knoll and hollow. lallan, i.e. ' lowland ' dialect. Britannis in montibus, 'in British mountains.' Inerudito saeeulo, ' in a barbarous age.5 Caer, Ketton, Caer-etin, ' giant's hold/ the easternmost of the Pentlan^i. heights. scrog, scrub, brushwood. dilettanti, triflers. Hardy. Mr. Thomas Hardy, the novelist of the c Wessex * country, famous for his realistic descriptions of life in south-west England. Connt Tolstoi (1828-1910), the Russian social reformer and novelist. probably arboreal, a jesting reference to the Darwinian theory of the origin of the human species. Cf. the end of The Manse (p. 59). VIII THE MANSE This is a portrait of the Rev. Dr. Lewis Balfour, minister of Colinton in Midlothian, son of James Balfour, Professor of Moral Philosophy in Edinburgh University, and the poet's maternal grandfather. For allusions to the Stevenson family, see A Family of Engineers (Pentland Edn. Vol. XV). manse, a Scottish parsonage. Styx, in classical mythology, the river of Hell. * spunkies,' bogies or ghosts. herd of men, a minister of the Gospel. thy foot. The metrical version, used in Scotland, of Psalm cxxi. 3 : s He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.' Spartan, hardy. The ancient Spartans boasted of the iron discipline to which their children were subjected.