Tales of a Grandfather;: Being Stories Taken from Scottish History. Humbly Inscribed to Hugh Littlejohn, Esq. in Three Vols. .... Third series..
Cadell and Company Edinburgh; Simpkin and Marshall, London; and John Cumming, Dublin., 1830 - 388 páginas
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action advance advantage already appeared arms army arrived attack battle body brought called camp Carlisle Castle cause cavalry Charles Chevalier chiefs clans column command conduct consequence considerable considered continued council desire disposed dragoons Duke of Cumberland Earl Edinburgh enemy engaged England English escape execution expected favour field fire followers force formed France French front give ground hand head High Highland army Highlanders hopes horse hundred Jacobite John joined King land Lord George Murray Lovat MacDonald manner means ment military occasion officers opinion party person Perth possession Preston Prince Prince's prisoners proposed rank rear reason rebellion received regiments remained retreat Royal Scotland seemed sent showed side soldiers success supposed taken thought thousand tion took town troops victory whole
Página 310 - ... beheld the fatal scaffold covered with black cloth ; the executioner with his axe and his assistants; the saw-dust which was soon to be drenched with his blood ; the coffin prepared to receive the limbs which were yet warm with life; above all, the immense display of human countenances which surrounded the scaffold like a sea, all eyes being bent on the sad object of the preparation, his natural feelings broke forth in a whisper to the friend on whose arm he leaned,
Página 90 - Walpole, paints an indifference yet more ominous to the public cause than the general panic : — " The common people in town at least know how to be afraid ; but we are such uncommon people here...
Página 294 - Scotland and England in the year 1745 and 1746 in recovering our just rights from the Elector of Hanover by which you have sustained very great losses both in your interest and person I therefore promise when it shall please God to put it in my power to make a gretfull return sutable to your suferings.
Página 165 - The sure way to demolish them is at three deep to fire by ranks diagonally to the centre where they come, the rear rank first, and even that rank not to fire till they are within 10 or 12 paces ; but if the fire is given at a distance, you probably will be broke, for you never get time to load a second cartridge ; and if you give way, you may give yourselves for dead, for they,* being without a firelock or any load, no man with his arms, accoutrements, &c.
Página 272 - That town had, in the meantime, witnessed a procession of fourteen of the rebel standards, borne by as many chimney-sweepers, to be publicly burnt by the hands of the common hangman. A Jacobite might have observed, like a captive who received a blow after he was bound, that there was little gallantry in this insult. The Duke was received with all the honours due to conquest, and all the incorporated bodies of the capital, from the guild brethren to the butchers, desired his acceptance of the freedom...
Página 374 - He remembers hearing a chief of the old school say, in sorrow and indignation, the words following : " When I was a young man, the point upon which every Highland gentleman rested his importance, was the number of MEN whom his estate could support ; the question next rested on the amount of his stock of BLACK CATTLE ; it is now come to respect the number of sheep; and I suppose our posterity will inquire how many rats or mice an estate will produce.
Página 103 - Charles sullenly declared his consent to a retreat ; but added that, in future, he would call no more councils, since he was accountable to nobody for his actions, excepting to God and his father, and would therefore no longer either ask or accept their advice.
Página 103 - On the 5th, therefore, in the evening, the council of war was again convoked, and the Chevalier told them, with sullen resignation, that he consented to return to Scotland, but at the same time informed them, that in future he should call no more councils, since he was accountable to nobody for his actions excepting to Heaven and to his father, and would therefore no longer either ask or accept their advice.
Página 30 - Loudon, and conducted in a very disreputable condition to Coldstream, and from thence to Berwick. At the latter place, Lord Mark Ker, of the family of Lothian, a house which has long had hereditary fame for wit as well as courage, received the unfortunate General with the well-known sarcasm, " That he believed he was- the first general in Europe who had brought the first tidings of his own defeat.