SCOTLAND, EXILE, AND RESTORATION.
BY Aberdeen, where he looked from his lodging upon the Tolbooth, on which was nailed the accusing hand of the dismembered Montrose -- and by St. Andrews, where Mr. Rutherford preached to him on the theme "Acturn est de Rege et Re regiâ," Charles was escorted to the royal residence of Falkland. Here he was made aware of the intentions of the Kirk, rendered more bitter than before by the discovery of his offers to the Pope. Of his household, Buckingham, Wilmot, and Dr. Fraser -- all of whom had acquired favour during the negotiations at the Hague -- with Henry Seymour and Rhodes, were alone allowed to remain immediately about his person. The Engagers had already been dismissed until they should be reconciled to an offended Kirk. A letter from the King to Hamilton on July 17 expresses his sense of the "rigidness and cruelty of this Kirke and State" towards his friends, and his powerlessness to assist them.
Vague hopes of help from the Prince of Orange gave Charles patience for a while. There was, more