E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
is Celtic for a bush. The county of Perth is the county of bushes.
Fair Maid of Perth. Catherine Glover, daughter of Simon Glover, glover, of Perth. Her lover is Henry Gow, alias Henry Smith, alias Gow Chrom, alias Hal of the Wynd, the armourer, fosterson of Dame Shoolbred. (Sir Walter Scott: Fair Maid of Perth.)
The Five Articles of Perth were those passed in 1618 by order of James VI., enjoining the attitude of kneeling to receive the elements; the observance of Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, and Pentecost; the right of confirmation, etc. They were ratified August 4, 1621, called Black Saturday, and condemned in the General Assembly of Glasgow in 1638.