He was fifteen years old when he came to melrose abbey to be made a monk.
melrose abbey was founded by king David of Scotland in 1136.
Our tourists next visited the ruin of melrose abbey, and found it less interesting than its historic associations.
It is a splendid Gothic tower, and said to be "a recollection of the architectural beauties of melrose abbey."
He afterwards recited a curious old inscription which he had recently discovered in the churchyard of melrose abbey.
Douglas was really buried in melrose abbey, where his tomb is still to be seen.
Such an individual with obsolete manners was, like melrose abbey, impressive in its decay.
As a youth he was admitted into melrose abbey, where in the course of fourteen years he became monk and prior.