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Dalzell, Thomas (1599-1685), born at Binns, Linlithgow. In 1650 he was a general of infantry, and being an ardent Royalist he was forced to leave the country during the Commonwealth, and took service with the Russians against the Tartars and Turks. In 1666 he was commander-in-chief in Scotland, and distinguished himself by his cruelty to the Covenanters, introducing methods of dealing which he had learned in foreign service, like Colonel Kirke a few years later.

“Christ's ... yoke is an easy yoke; his burden like the burden of wings to a bird, that makes her fly the higher.”
–Richard Sibbes, The Bruised Reed and Smoking Flax