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post assigned to him, the Highland gentleman commanded among other exploits, for having fought a duel with the him to surrender, and received for reply a thrust, which broadsword with the celebrated Rob Roy Mac-Gregor, at he caught in his target. The officer was now defenceless, the Clachan of Balquhidder. and the battle-axe of a gigantic Highlander (the miller of Invernahyle chanced to be in Edinburgh when Paul Invernahyle's mill) was uplifted to dash his brains out, Jones came into the Firth of Forth, and though then an when Mr. Stewart with difficulty prevailed on him to old man, I saw him in arms, and heard him exult (to use yield. He took charge of his enemy's property, protected his own words) in the prospect of drawing his claymore his person, and finally obtained him liberty on his parole. once more before he died. In fact, on that memorable The officer proved to be Colonel Whitefoord, an Ayrshire occasion, when the capital of Scotland was menaced by gentleman of high character and influence, and warmly three trifling sloops or brigs, scarce fit to have sacked a attached to the House of Hanover; yet such was the fishing village, he was the only man who seemed to propose confidence existing between these two honourable men, a plan of resistance. He offered to the magistrates, if though of different political principles, that while the civil broadswords and dirks could be obtained, to find as many war was raging, and straggling officers from the Highland Highlanders among the lower classes as would cut off any army were executed without mercy, Invernahyle hesitated boat's crew who might be sent into a town full of narrow not to pay his late captive a visit as he returned to the and winding passages, in which they were likely to disperse Highlands to raise fresh recruits, on which occasion he in quest of plunder. I know not if his plan was attended spent a day or two in Ayrshire among Colonel Whitefoord's to; I rather think it seemed too hazardous to the constiWhig friends, as pleasantly and as good-humouredly as if tuted authorities, who might not, even at that time, desire all had been at peace around him.
to see arms in Highland hands. A steady and powerful After the battle of Culloden had ruined the hopes west wind settled the matter, by sweeping Paul Jones and of Charles Edward and dispersed his proscribed adherents, his vessels out of the Firth. it was Colonel Whitefoord's turn to strain every nerve to If there is something degrading in this recollection, it is obtain Mr. Stewart's pardon. He went to the Lord not unpleasant to compare it with those of the last war, Justice-Clerk, to the Lord Advocate, and to all the officers when Edinburgh, besides regular forces and militia, furof state, and each application was answered by the pro- nished a volunteer brigade of cavalry,* infantry, and duction of a list, in which Invernahyle (as the good old artillery, to the amount of six thousand men and upwards, gentleman was wont to express it) appeared 'marked with which was in readiness to meet and repel a force of a far the sign of the beast !'as a subject unfit for favour or pardon. more formidable description than was commanded by the
At length Colonel Whitefoord applied to the Duke adventurous American. Time and circumstances change of Cumberland in person. From him also he received the character of nations and the fate of cities; and it is a positive refusal. He then limited his request, for the some pride to a Scotchman to reflect, that the independent present, to a protection for Stewart's house, wife, children, and manly character of a country willing to entrust its and property. This was also refused by the duke; on own protection to the arms of its children, after having which Colonel Whitefoord, taking his commission from his been obscured for half-a-century, has, during the course of bosom, laid it on the table before his Royal Highness his own lifetime, recovered its lustre. with much emotion, and asked permission to retire from the service of a sovereign who did not know how to spare a vanquished enemy: The duke was struck, and even affected. He bade the colonel take up his commission, and granted the protection he required. It was issued just in time to save the house, corn, and cattle at Inver- No. VI.-GENERAL PREFACE, p. 8. nahyle from the troops who were engaged in laying waste what it was the fashion to call ‘the country of the enemy.'
THE PUBLICATION OF WAVERLEY. A small encampment of soldiers was formed on Invernahyle's property, which they spared while plundering the country around, and searching in every direction for the
From Lockhart's Memoirs of Scott. leaders of the insurrection, and for Stewart in particular. He was much nearer them than they suspected; for, ['There appeared in The Scots Magazine for February hidden in a cave (like the Baron of Bradwardine), he lay ist, 1814, an announcement, that “Waverley; or, 'tis Sixty for many days so near the English sentinels, that he Years Since, a novel, in 3 vols. 12mo,” would be published could hear their muster-roll called. His food was brought in March. And before Scott came into Edinburgh, at the to him by one of his daughters, a child of eight years old, close of the Christmas vacation, on the 12th of January, whom Mrs. Stewart was under the necessity of entrust- Mr. Erskine had perused the greater part of the first ing with this commission; for her own motions, and those volume, and expressed his decided opinion that Waverley of all her elder inmates, were closely watched. With would prove the most popular of all his friend's writings. ingenuity beyond her years, the child used to stray about The MS. was forthwith copied by John Ballantyne, and among the soldiers, who were rather kind to her, and thus sent to press.' seize the moment when she was unobserved, and steal into In a letter to his friend J. B. S. Morritt of Rokeby, the thicket, when she deposited whatever small store of dated July 9, 1814, Sir Walter says : provisions she had in charge at some marked spot,
where Now, to go from one important subject to another, I her father might find it. Invernahyle supported life for must account for my own laziness, which I do by referring several weeks by means of these precarious supplies; and you to a small anonymous sort of a novel, in three volumes, as he had been wounded in the battle of Culloden, the Waverley, which you will receive by the mail of this day. hardships which he endured were aggravated by great
It was a very old attempt of mine to embody some traits of bodily pain. After the soldiers had removed their those characters and manners peculiar to Scotland, the last quarters, he had another remarkable escape.
remnants of which vanished during my own youth, so that As he now ventured to his own house at night, and left
few or no traces now remain. I had written great part of it in the morning, he was espied during the dawn by a the first volume, and sketched other passages, when I misparty of the enemy, who fired at and pursued him. The laid the MS., and only found it by the merest accident as fugitive being fortunate enough to escape their search, I was rummaging the drawers of an old cabinet; and I they returned to the house, and charged the family with took the fancy of finishing it, which I did so fast that the harbouring one of the proscribed traitors. An old woman last two volumes were written in three weeks. had presence of mind enough to maintain that the man Again, in a subsequent note, he adds, they had seen was the shepherd. "Why did he not stop ‘As to Waverley, I will play Sir Fretful for once, and when we called to him?' said the soldier.-'He is as deaf, assure you that I left the story to flag in the first volume poor man, as a peat-stack,' answered the ready-witted on purpose; the second and third have rather more bustle domestic. --Let him be sent for directly.' The real and interest. I wished (with what success Heaven knows) shepherd accordingly was brought from the hill, and as to avoid the ordinary error of novel writers, whose first there was time to tutor him by the way, he was as deaf volume is usually their best. But since it has served to when he made his appearance as was necessary to sustain amuse Mrs. Morritt and you usque ab initio, I have no his character. Invernahyle was afterwards pardoned under doubt you will tolerate it even unto the end.' the Act of Indemnity.
The above statement respecting the time occupied in The Author knew him well, and has often heard these the composition of the two last volumes is borne out by circumstances from his own mouth. He was a noble the following anecdote, told by his future son-in-law, J. G. specimen of the old Highlander, far descended, gallant,
Lockhart : courteous, and brave, even to chivalry. He had been out, ‘Happening to pass through Edinburgh in June 1814, I I believe, in and
1745; was an active partaker in all the stirring scenes which passed in the Highlands betwixt
*[The Author was quarter-master of the Edinburgh Volunteer these memorable eras; and, I have heard, was remarkable, | Light Horse.]
dined one day with William Menzies (afterwards Judge at the Cape of Good Hope), whose residence was then in George Street, situated very near to and within sight of the back windows of Scott's house in North Castle Street, It was a party of very young persons, most of them, like Menzies and myself, destined for the Bar of Scotland, all gay and thoughtless, enjoying the first flush of manhood, with little remembrance of the yesterday, or care of the
clerk, probably,” exclaimed myself, or some other giddy
EDITION OF THE WAVERLEY NOVELS.
When my companion's worthy father and uncle, after seeing two or three bottles go round, left the juveniles to themselves, the weather being hot, we adjourned to a
[AUTHOR'S DEDICATION OF THE COLLECTED library which had one large window looking northwards. After carousing here for an hour or more, I observed that a shade had come over the aspect of my friend, who hap- ABBOTSFORD, 1829.] pened to be placed immediately opposite to myself, and said something that intimated a fear of his being unwell
. “No," said he, “I shall be well enough presently, if you
To the King's Most Gracious Majesty. will only let me sit where you are, and take my chair; for there is a confounded hand in sight of me here, which has SIRE–The Author of this Collection of Works of Fiction often bothered me before, and now it won't let me fill my would not have presumed to solicit for them your Majesty's glass with a good will.". I rose to change places with him
august patronage, were it not that the perusal has been accordingly, and he pointed out to me this hand which, supposed in some instances to have succeeded in amusing like the writing on Belshazzar's wall, disturbed his hour of hours of relaxation, or relieving those of languor, pain, or hilarity “Since we sat down," he said, “I have been anxiety, and therefore must have so far aided the warmest watching it-it fascinates my eye—it never stops-page wish of your Majesty's heart, by contributing, in however after page is finished and thrown on that heap of MS., and small a degree, to the happiness of your People. still it goes on unwearied-and so it will be till candles are They are therefore humbly dedicated to your Majesty, brought in, and God knows how long after that. It is the agreeably to your Gracious Permission, by your Majesty's same every night I can't stand a sight of it when I am
dutiful subject, not at my books."—“Some stupid, dogged, engrossing
GLOSSARY TO WAVERLEY.
Ayez la bonté d'alligner, | Burgonet, kind of helmet. carrying their spoil in Abiit, excessit, erupit, etc. (p. 137), Have the Buttock - mail, church their hands or on their
effugit, made off, de- goodness to draw up penance for incontin- backs.
Curragh, Highland boat escaped. there, also the cavalry Bydand, awaiting.
or skiff. Aboon, abune, above. if you please, and make
Currant, running A caligulis, sive caligis, them
the Caisse militaire, military Cut - lugged, graning etc. (p. 118), from smalí march.
crop - eared, shoes worn in his youth English so well that Caligae, shoes.
groaning humbugs. when in his father Ger- it will not give you Callant, lad. manicus' army.
Canny, careful and re- Daft, cracked, silly. Accolade, embrace. Ayez la bonté de vous liable.
Dans son tort, in the Addenda, delenda, et mettre, etc. (p. 137), Cantrip, trick.
wrong. corrigenda, additions, Have the goodness to Carle, fellow, loon. Deave, deafen. deletions, and correc- put yourself at the head Cateran, robber, bandit. Decreet, order of decree. tions. of your regiment, for, Ceankinné, chieftain.
De facto, in fact, actuAe, one. by God, I can do no Cedant arma togæ, yield
ally. Aequi ponderati,counter- more!
ing arms to the gown. Deil, devil. balance.
Cela ne tire à rien, that Deil's buckie, devil's Ah, Beaujeu, mon cher, Baff, bang, shot.
does not matter.
scamp. etc. (p. 138), Ah, Beau- Bagganet, bayonet. Cela va sans dire, that | De jure, by law, nominjeu, my dear friend, the Bailie, Scotch alderman. goes with the saying. ally. part I play of adventur- Bairn, child.
C'est d'une oreille, it is De jure-jurando, conous prince is fatiguing Bang, start.
cerning oaths. sometimes. But cour- Bardh, Highland bard. Chansons-d-boire, drink- Deliver, nimble. age! it is high sport Barley, truce.
Démêlé, quarrel. after all, Barobee, halfpenny. Chiei, fellow.
De re vestiarid, concernAhint, behind.
Bawty, sly, a dog's name. Ci-devant, formerly, late. ing clothes. dh, mon Dieu / etc. (p. Beflum, befool.
Cinquième étage, fifth Dern path, bye path, 137), Ah, my God! it Begunk, trick, knot to floor.
secret path. is the commissary that undo.
Clachan, village, hamlet. | Diaoul I ceud mile mhallbrought the first news Ben, within, intimate. Clamhewit, stroke, hack. oich ort, Devil! a hunof that cursed broil. Bicker, wooden bowl. Claw for claw, as Conan dred thousand curses I truly vexed, Bide, await.
said, see Note T, p. on you. sir. Bield, shelter.
Dingle, tingle, shake. Ah, oui, Ah, yes. Bigging, building. [sor. Coronach, wail for the Dings, excels, beats. Ah, pas du tout, Ah, not Birlieman, parish asses- dead.
Dinmont, young wedder. at all.
Bisogna coprirsi, Signor, Corps de garde, detach- Dinna, do not.
Diva Pecunia, goddess A la mode Française, sir.
Corrie, mountain hollow. of riches.
Coupe-jarret, hougher, Doiled, stupid. Alerte à la muraille, quick Bodle, small Scotch hamstringer.
Domus ultima, last to the rampart.
Cour plénière, full court. home. Allons courage, forward, Bogle about the bush, a Couteau de chasse, hunt- Dorlach, portmanteau. courage. sort of hide and seek.'
Dover, half asleep.
Dowff, deaf. Alter ego, another self, Bra, brave, fine.
Droghling and coghling, in my place. Brae, hill. Crames, booths.
wheezing and blowAmendeħonorable, public Breeks, breeches.
ing. restitution. Broo, broth. Cuittle, tickle.
Due donzellette garrule, A me vel de me, from or Brownie, local spirit or Cum liberali potest, etc. two prattling damsels. of me. fairy.
(p. 28), with full power Duinhể - wassel, gentleAmor patriae, patriotism. Bruckle, brittle.
to hold courts and Anilià, old wives' stories. Bruik, enjoy.
justiciaries, to erect pit Ariette, song. Brulzie, fray.
and gallows, to in- E’en, evening. Assoilzie, acquit, release. Buckie, shell, refractory stitute trial and judg- Een, eyes. Assythment, compensa- person, scamp.
ment, to buy and bind Eh bien ! Ah well ! tion.
Bullsegg, half - gelded and seize thieves on Elisos oculos, etc. (p. 107), Au revoir, farewell. bull.
or off the premises, eyes squeezed out and
throttled till the blood Gite, wayside abode. Justified, died in a good | Mearns, Kincardineruns dry. Gled, kite.
shire. Embro, Edinburgh. Gleg, active.
Merk, 13. £d. En attendant, in wait- Glisk, glance.
Kemp, forty wisps of Merse, Berwickshire. ing. Gloaming, twilight.
Mess, parson. En mousquetaire, in a Gowd, gold, money.
Misguggle, bungle. Epulae ad senatum, etc. Gripple, rapacious. Kyloes, small Highland | Mister wight, sort of (p. 28), feasts for the Gudeman and gude- cattle.
fellow. senate, but a simple re- woman, husband and
Mon coeur volage, etc. past is more befitting wife, head of the house. La belle passion, the (p. 31), My fickle the people. Gulae causa, for drink- tender passion.
heart, she said, is not Epulae lautiores, com- ing's sake.
La houlette et la chalu- for you, young man, plimentary state feasts. Gulpin, simpleton.
meau, the shepherd's it's for a soldier with a Et singula praedantur Gusto, taste.
crook and pipe.
beard upon his chin ; anni, years gradually
who wears a cap and deprive us of every Hack and manger, reck- Laissez faire à Don feather, a shoe with thing.
less in prodigality. Antoine, leave it to reddened heel, and Etter - cap, hot - brained Haddo's Hole, chapel in chance.
plays the flute and person.
old St. Giles' Church. Land-louper,adventurer, Siddle. Euphonia, harmonies. Hag, moss-ground.
More, great, to be worEvite, avoid.
Haggis, Scotch pudding Lawing, bill, account, shipped.
of minced meats. Le beau idéal, exalted Moriter, et moriens, etc. Factory, stewardship. Hail, whole.
(p. 163), Dies, and Faineant, sluggard, lout. Hallan, porch.
Leeland,grass or meadow dying thinks upon his Faire la curée, provide Hantle, good handful. land.
dear Argus. the hounds' fee.
Havena, have not. Les coustusmes de Nor- | Mortis causa, in the Faire la meilleure chère, Heck and manger. See mandie, etc. (p. 39), event of death. to make the best of my Hack
According to the cus- Mousted, scented. cheer.
Her ain sel, myself. tom of Normandy, it is Mutemus clypeos, etc. Faire le frais de la con- Hership, cattle stealing. the man that serves in (p. 30), change the versation, keep up the Het, hot.
the field and at the shields and adopt the conversation. Hill-folk, Covenanters. council board.
Greek insignia Far ben, in particular Ho, thou.
Letters of slains, writ selves. favour, very intimate. Hog, ram gelding.
discharging murderer Feal and divot, turf and | Horning, enforcing pay- from civil damages. Nathless, nevertheless. thatch.
ment of a debt.
Levée en masse, mob. Nebulones nequissimi, Feck, part.
Horse - couper,
horse- | Liber Pater, Bacchus. worthless rascals. Feifteen, the rebellion of dealer.
Lie, old charter phrase Nec naturaliter idiota, 1715.
Houlerying and poulery- preceding a vernacular not an idiot from Fendy, handy, resource- ing, hustling and pull- word within a Latin birth. ful. ing.
Nolt, oxen, black cattle. Festina lente, speedy, but Howe, hollow, plain. Limmer, jade. deliberate, slow. Humana perpessi sumus, Luckie, dame,
Ob non solutum canonem, Flee stick ¿ the wa', fly we have suffered every Lunzie, waist.
the legal condition not stick on the wall. human mishap.
being observed. Flemit, to run with fright. Hurley - house, broken Ma belle demoiselle, my Old to do, more than Fleyt, scold. down manor house. pretty maiden.
enough to do. Forebears, forefathers. Hylax in limine latrat, Madame épouse, Ony, any. Fort bien, first rate.
dog barks at the gate.
madam his spouse.
Open sesame, gate openFoun, fun.
ing at the word. Fuimus Troes, we have | Il faut vous mettre à la Mains, farm buildings. Orra, odd, occasional. been Trojans.
marche, I want you to Mair tint at Sheriffmurr, Out, out in rebellion. Fungarque inani mun- begin the march.
more men lost at the Outrecuidance, arrogere, and perform the Ilk, the same name,
battle of Sheriffmuir. Bradwardine of that Mais cela viendra avec Ovous, qui buvez, etc.
ilk' = Bradwardine of le temps, but that will (p. 61), O you who Gad, iron bar.
drink with the brim-
ming glass at this Gar, make, force. In ergastulo, in ward. Mais très bien, but very happy spring, where Garçons apothecaires, In favorem, in favour of. well.
on the druggists' apprentices. Ingle, fireplace. Mal-d-propos, inappro
bank but troops of Gardez l'eau, take care of In integrum, in entirety. priate.
lads attended by the the water.
In loco parentis, in place Malt abune the meal, the village maidens, who Gate, way, manner.
drink above the food, follow them bareGaudet equis et canibus, | Inter virum et uxorem, half seas over.
footed. rejoices in horses and between husband and Marchez donc, etc. (p. Ower, over. dogs. wife.
137), March then, in Oyer and Terminer, comGaun, going.
In the bees, stupefied. God's name, for I have mission of judges to Gear, property, cattle, Intromit, meddle with. forgotten the English try criminal causes. Gey, considerable. Intuitu matrimonij, in word, but you are fine Gillie, Highland serving- view of marriage. men and understand Pang, fill, stuff. lad, or dependent.
me very well.
Parietaria, wall creeping Gimmer, two-year - old | Jet d'eau, ornamental | Mask, prepare, cook. plant. ewe.
Par ma foi, by my faith. Gin, if.
Je vous remercie, I thank Mavortia pectora, martial Parmi les aveugies, etc. Gite, noodle.
(p. 135). A one-eyed
we see none
of the parent.