Soulis to Spanish Lady

Soulis (Lord William), a man of prodigious strength, cruelty, avarice, and treachery. Old Redcap gave him a charmed life, which nothing could affect “till threefold ropes of sand were twisted round his body.” Lord Soulis waylaid May the lady-love of the heir of Branxholm, and kept her in durance till she promised to become his bride. Walter, the brother of the young heir, raised his father’s liegemen and invested the castle. Lord Soulis having fallen into the hands of the liegemen, “they wrapped him in lead, and flung him into a caldron, till lead, bones, and all were melted.”—John Leyden (1802).

N.B.—The caldron is still shown in the Skelfhill at Ninestane Rig, part of the range of hills which separates Liddesdale and Teviotdale.

South (Squire), the archduke Charles of Austria.—Arbuthnot: History of John Bull (1712).

South Britain, all the island of Great Britain except Scotland, which is called “North Britain.”

South Sea (The), the Pacific Ocean; so called by Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, in 1513. (See Mississippi Bubble, p. 712.)

Southampton (The earl of), the friend of the earl of Essex, and involved with him in the charge of treason, but pardoned.—Jones: The Earl of Essex (1745).

Sovereigns of England (Mortual Days of the).

Sunday: six, viz. Henry I., Edward III., James I., William III., Anne, George I.

Monday: six, viz. Stephen, Henry IV., Henry V., Richard III., Elizabeth, Mary II. (Richard II. deposed.)

Tuesday: four, viz. Richard I., Charles I., Charles II., William IV. (Edward II. resigned, and James II. abdicated.)

Wednesday: four, viz. John, Henry III., Edward IV., Edward V. (Henry VI. deposed.)

Thursday: five, viz. William I., William II., Henry II., Edward VI., Mary I.

Friday: three, viz. Edward I., Henry VIII., Cromwell.

Saturday: four, viz. Henry VII., George II., George III., George IV.

That is, 6 Sunday and Monday; 5 Thursday; 4 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday; and 3 Friday.

Anne, August 1 (Old Style), August 12 (New Style), 1714.

Charles I., January 30, 1648–9; Charles II., February 6, 1684–5; Cromwell died September 3, 1658; burnt at Tyburn, January 30, 1661.

Edward I., July 7, 1307; Edward III., June 21, 1377; Edward IV., April 9, 1483; Edward V., June 25, 1482; Edward VI., July 6, 1553; Elizabeth, March 24, 1602–3.

George I., June 11, 1727; George II., October 25, 1760; George III., January 29, 1820; George IV., June 26, 1830.

Henry I., December 1, 1135; Henry II., July 6, 1189; Henry III., November 16, 1272; Henry IV., March 20, 1412–3; Henry V., August 31, 1422; Henry VI., deposed March 4, 1460–1; Henry VII., April 21, 1509; Henry VIII., January 28, 1546–7.

James I., March 27, 1625; James II., abdicated December 11, 1688; John, October 19, 1216.

Mary I., November 17, 1558; Mary II., December 27, 1694.

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