If such was the policy of Tweeddale, it was, for the moment, eminently successful.
It looks as if a swift foray had been executed by the men of Selkirk and Tweeddale.
It is a patch of bush-veld, as rare on our high-veld as are fragments of the old Ettrick forest in Tweeddale.
Law was on intimate terms with Argyll and with Tweeddale, both of whom were charmed by his high spirits and good breeding.
This poor unfortunate man's name was David Ritchie, a native of Tweeddale.
The swelling heights were brown and bare, like those of Tweeddale; and there the blackcock may still, I believe, be found.
The grave of Merlin is pointed out at Drummelziar, in Tweeddale, beneath an aged thorn-tree.
Tweeddale was removed from his commissionership, and Argyle, assisted by Queensberry, put in his place.
It was a wild and very sequestered dell in Tweeddale, surrounded by high hills, and far remote from human habitation.
Roxburghshire and Berwickshire at all events were included in it, probably also the upper part of Tweeddale (at least Selkirk).