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A FIGHT AT Dunin in Scotland, between the Scots women, and the Presbyterian Kirkmen:

AND The pittifull Defeat the VVomen gave the Synod-men.

VVith the particulars thereof.

And their triumph with Clubs and Bagge-Pipes.

And the Votes made in Counſell un­der protection of the Lord Friedland.

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June .22.Edenburgh, Anno. Dom. MDCLII.


A Fight at Dunin in Scotland, between the Scotch women, and the Presbyterian Kirk-men.


I Muſt acquaint you with a ſad ſtory, of a fearfull conflict betwixt the Scotch women and the Presbyters, in the Town of Dunin, in the County of Pearth, up­on the ninth of this inſtant, thus:

Vpon the eighth our Scotch women Dragooners of the Province (being big with child of a ſtrong fancy, that their2 inheritance was invaded by ſome of their Bre­thren, formerly depoſed for their diſlike of that Sinodicall Government (reſolved to bee brought to bed at this little Hamlet, where af­ter a long congratulatory proſopopia of the good ſucceſſe of their deformed reformation, ordered thoſe Preachers who had re-inveſted themſelves, both with the Church and Li­vings (by vertue of a Call from their Pariſhio­ners) to be cited to appeare on the morrow at ten houres in the fore-noon, under paine of that fearefull Bull of Excommunication, in o­bedience whereof the Inditement is preſented by the Officer to the Wives, in their Husbands abſence, who promiſed to be with them on the morrow, and to be as aſſiſting as poſſible they could, for curing their mallady; that night the Women were moſt carefull, in draw­ing together their Forces, and having met a­bout four in the morning, they went to a wood hard by, and each of them provided a ſtrong Club (they being about one hundred and twenty in number) with a loud Bag-pipe, af­ter foure miles march, furpriſed the Towne, and poſſeſſed themſelves of the Church-yard,3 one of thoſe flea-bitten Synod is ſent to thoſe Amazons, to ſee if the Brethren might meet in the Church, as had formerly been appoin­ted; which being denied, he threatens them with Bell, Booke, and Candle, and they baſte him for his paines, detaine him Priſoner, di­ſpatches ſixty of their number to ſurpriſe the remainder in the Market-place, the order was inſtantly executed with ſo much life, that all their Body was broken, and routed in their ſeverall Parties, that they loſt all their Baggage, and twelve of their beſt Horſes in the Conflict, one Rollock getting out of the throng with loſſe of Horſe, Hat, and Cloak, ſaved himſelfe in the end of a Land, a ſecond ſorely affright­ed, and bruiſed with ſtroakes, after a miles run­ning, taking all the Creatures of the field for his enemies, with a ſuperſtitiouſly bended knee, did beg quarter of a Souldier, who un­derſtanding nothing of the matter deſired to know his meaning; the honeſt Preacher (ſur­priſed with the feare of his former danger) without reply fell to the ground; in the meane time, thoſe victorious Gallants having laid hold on the Synods Clerke for a Preacher, did4 beat him to ſome tune, he forſwearing his Office, upon aſſurance never to ap­peare in their Conclave was releaſed, Maſter Haliburtonne not intending to be a Martyr, deſired a Parly, for which he is reputed to have been of the Party, the reſt of them being well routed, ſome twelve or thirteen of them rallied again, and about foure miles from the place, at a Village called Torgane, where being under the protection of the Lord Fred­land, they voted:

1 That never any Provinciall Aſſem­bly, ſhould ſit at the fore-named Dunine, but that the ſame ſhould be accurſed, and that every ninth of June ſhould be a feaſti­vall day for their great deliverance.

2 That contrary to the definition of the Presbyterian Kirke of this Land, in the yeare, one thouſand ſix hundred thir­ty5 eight, and one thouſand ſix hundred thirty nine, when godly women were called up, for ſtoning the Biſhops.

3 That ever hereafter the whole Sex ſhall be eſteemed wicked, and for a Pen­nance be condemned to weare (if not the Breeches) at leaſt Calſones as a ſigne of their miſcarriage.

Thus have you the briefe ſtory of this ſad day, from

your Honours moſt humble and ever obliged Servant, A. B.
[depiction of the Scotch women and Presbyterian kirkmen at Dunin

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TextA fight at Dunin in Scotland, between the Scots women, and the Presbyterian Kirkmen: and the pittifull defeat the vvomen gave the Synod-men. VVith the particulars thereof. And their triumph with culbs and bagge-pipes. And the votes made in counsell under protection of the Lord Friedland.
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Bibliographic informationA fight at Dunin in Scotland, between the Scots women, and the Presbyterian Kirkmen: and the pittifull defeat the vvomen gave the Synod-men. VVith the particulars thereof. And their triumph with culbs and bagge-pipes. And the votes made in counsell under protection of the Lord Friedland. [2], 5, [1] p. : ill. [s.n.],Edenburgh :Anno Dom. MDCLII. [1652]. (With a woodcut illustration on page [6].) (A satire. -- Thomason catalogue.) (Annotation on Thomason copy: "June. 22".) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
  • Presbyterianism -- Humor -- Early works to 1800.
  • Satire, English -- 17th century.

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