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post assigned to him, the Highland gentleman commanded him to surrender, and received for reply a thrust, which he caught in his target. The officer was now defenceless, and the battle-axe of a gigantic Highlander (the miller of Invernahyle's mill) was uplifted to dash his brains out, when Mr. Stewart with difficulty prevailed on him to yield. He took charge of his enemy's property, protected his person, and finally obtained him liberty on his parole. The officer proved to be Colonel Whitefoord, an Ayrshire gentleman of high character and influence, and warmly attached to the House of Hanover; yet such was the confidence existing between these two honourable men, though of different political principles, that while the civil war was raging, and straggling £, from the Highland army were executed without mercy, Invernahyle hesitated not to pay his late captive a visit as he returned to the Highlands to raise fresh recruits, on which occasion he spent a day or two in Ayrshire among Colonel Whitefoord's Whig friends, as pleasantly and as good-humouredly as if all had been at peace around him. After the battle of Culloden had ruined the hopes of Charles Edward and dispersed his proscribed adherents, it was Colonel Whitefoord's turn to strain every nerve to obtain Mr. Stewart's pardon. He went to the Lord Justice-Clerk, to the Lord Advocate, and to all the officers of state, and each application was answered by the production of a list, in which Invernahyle (as the good old gentleman was wont to express it) appeared ‘marked with the sign of the beast!' as a subject unfit for favour or pardon. At length Colonel Whitefoord applied to the Duke of Cumberland in person. From him also he received a positive refusal. He then limited his request, for the present, to a protection for Stewart's house, wife, children, and property. This was also refused by the duke; on which Colonel Whitefoord, taking his commission from his bosom, laid it on the table before his Royal Highness 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 Invernahyle from the troops who were engaged in laying waste what it was the fashion to call ‘the country of £ enemy.' 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 leaders of the insurrection, and for Stewart in particular. He was much nearer them than they suspected; for, hidden in a cave (like the Baron of Bradwardine), he lay for many days so near the English sentinels, that he could hear their muster-roll called. His food was brought to him by one of his daughters, a child of eight years old, whom Mrs. Stewart was under the necessity of entrusting with this commission; for her own motions, and those of all her elder inmates, were closely watched. With ingenuity beyond her years, the child used to stray about among the soldiers, who were rather kind to her, and thus seize the moment when she was unobserved, and steal into the thicket, when she deposited whatever small store of £ she had in charge at some marked spot, where er father might find it. Invernahyle supported life for several weeks by means of these precarious supplies; and as he had been wounded in the battle of Culloden, the hardships which he endured were aggravated by great odily pain. After the soldiers had removed their quarters, he had another remarkable escape. . As he now ventured to his own house at night, and left it in the morning, he was espied during the dawn by a party of the enemy, who fired at and pursued him. The fugitive being fortunate enough to escape their search, they returned to the house, and charged the family with harbouring one of the proscribed traitors. An old woman had presence of mind enough to maintain that the man they had seen was the shepherd. “Why did he not stop when we called to him?” said the soldier.—‘He is as deaf, poor man, as a peat-stack,' answered the ready-witted domestic.—‘Let him be sent for directly. The real shepherd accordingly was brought from the hill, and as there was time to tutor him by the way, he was as deaf when he made his appearance as was necessary to sustain his character. Invernahyle was afterwards pardoned under the Act of Indemnity. . The Author knew him well, and has often heard these circumstances from his own mouth. He was a noble specimen of the old Highlander, far descended, gallant, courteous, and brave, even to chivalry. He had been out, believe, in 1715 and 1745; was an active partaker in all the stirring scenes which passed in the Highlands betwixt these memorable eras; and, I have heard, was remarkable,
among other exploits, for having fought a duel with the broadsword with the celebrated #. Roy Mac-Gregor, at the Clachan of Balquhidder. Invernahyle chanced to be in Edinburgh when Paul Jones came into the Firth of Forth, and though then an old man, I saw him in arms, and heard him exult (to use his own words) in the prospect of “drawing his claymore once more before he died. In fact, on that memorable occasion, when the capital of Scotland was menaced by three trifling sloops or brigs, scarce fit to have sacked a fishing village, he was the only man who seemed to propose a plan of resistance. He offered to the magistrates, if broadswords and dirks could be obtained, to find as many Highlanders among the lower classes as would cut off any boat's crew who might be sent into a town full of narrow and winding passages, in which they were likely to disperse in quest of plunder. I know not if his plan was attended to; I rather think it seemed too hazardous to the constituted authorities, who might not, even at that time, desire to see arms in Highland hands. A steady and powerful west wind settled the matter, by sweeping # Jones and his vessels out of the Firth. If there is something degrading in this recollection, it is not unpleasant to compare it with those of the last war, when Edinburgh, besides regular forces and militia, furnished a volunteer brigade of cavalry," infantry, and artillery, to the amount of six thousand men and upwards, which was in readiness to meet and repel a force of a far more formidable description than was commanded by the adventurous American. Time and circumstances change the character of nations and the fate of cities; and it is some pride to a Scotchman to reflect, that the independent and manly character of a country willing to entrust its own protection to the arms of its children, after having been obscured for half-a-century, has, during the course of his own lifetime, recovered its lustre.
[“THERE appeared in The Scots Magazine for February 1st, 1814, an announcement, that “Waverley; or, 'tis Sixty Years Since, a novel, in 3 vols. 12mo," £ be published in March. And before Scott came into Edinburgh, at the close of the Christmas vacation, on the 12th of January, Mr. Erskine had perused the greater part of the first volume, and expressed his decided opinion that Waverley would prove the most popular of all his friend's writings. The MS. was forthwith copied by John Ballantyne, and sent to press.' In a letter to his friend J. B. S. Morritt of Rokeby, dated July 9, 1814, Sir Walter says:— ‘Now, to go from one important subject to another, I must account for my own laziness, which I do by referring you to a small anonymous sort of a novel, in three volumes, Waverley, which you will receive by the mail of this day. It was a very old attempt of mine to embody some traits of those characters and manners peculiar to Scotland, the last remnants of which vanished during my own youth, so that few or no traces now remain. I had written great part of the first volume, and sketched other passages, when I mislaid the MS., and only found it by the merest accident, as I was rummaging the drawers of an old cabinet; and I took the fancy of finishing it, which I did so fast that the last two volumes were written in three weeks." Again, in a subsequent note, he adds,‘As to Waverley, I will play Sir Fretful for once, and assure you that I left the story to flag in the first volume on purpose; the second and third have rather more bustle and interest. I wished (with what success Heaven knows) to avoid the ordinary error of novel writers, whose first volume is usually their best. But since it has served to amuse Mrs. Morritt and you usque ab initio, I have no doubt you will tolerate it even unto the end." The above statement respecting the time occupied in the composition of the two last volumes is borne out by the following anecdote, told by his future son-in-law, J. G. Lockhart:— ‘Happening to pass through Edinburgh in June 1814, I
'' Author was quarter-master of the Edinburgh Volunteer Light Horse.]
dined one day with William Menzies (afterwards Judge at clerk, probably," exclaimed myself, or some other giddy the Cape of Good Hope), whose residence was then in youth in our society. “No, boys,” said our host, "I well George Street, situated very near to and within sight of know what hand it is—'tis Walter Scott's.” This was the the back windows of Scott's house in North Castle Street. hand that, in the evenings of three summer weeks, wrote It was a party of very young persons, most of them, like the two last volumes of Waverley,'-From the Memoirs of Menzies and myself, destined for the Bar of Scotland, all Sir Walter Scott by J. G. Lockhart.] gay and thoughtless, enjoying the first flush of manhood, with little remembrance of the yesterday, or care of the morrow.
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
EDITION OF THE WAVERLEY NOVELS. 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. parted, sallied out, the Highlanders in line ency.
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 resume the Caisse militaire, military Cut - lugged, graning etc. (p. 118), from small march. You speak | chest.
carles, 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 toga, yield L 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. I 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, Bawbee, halfpenny. Chiel, fellow.
De re vestiariâ, concern Ahint, behind.
Bawty, sly, a dog's name. Ci-devant, formerly, late. ing clothes. Ah, 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 ! ceud mile mhallbrought the first news Ben, within, intinzate. Clamhewit, stroke, hack. oich ort, Devil! a hunof that cursed broil. Bicker, wooden bowl. Claw for claw, as Conan dred thousand curses I am 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. Aits, oats. Take care of yourself, ment on duty.
Diva Pecunia, goddess A la mode Française, sir.
Corrie, mountain hollow. of riches. French fashion. Black-fishing, night fish- Coup, upset.
Doer, steward. A la mort, in the depths. l. ing.
Coupe-jarret, hougher, Doiled, stupid. Alertealamuraille,quick Bodie, 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' | ing knife.
Dover, half asleep. Alors comme alors, as it | Bon vivant, jolly fellow. | | Cow yer cracks, stop your Dow, dove. will happen. Boune, settle, prepare. chatter.
Dowff, deaf. Alter ego, another self, Bra, brave, fine. Craig, neck.
Droghling and coghling, in my place. Brae, hill. Crames, booths.
wheezing and blowAmende honorable, public Breeks, breeches. Creagh, foray.
ing. " restitution. Broo, broth. Cuitile, 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 Duinhé - wassel, gentleAmor patriae, patriotism. Bruckle, brittle.
to hold courts and man. Anilia, 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, 1 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. fd. En attendant, in wait- Glisk, glance.
Kemp, forty wisps of Merse, Berwickshire. ing. Gloaming, twilight.
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, ! fiddle. 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 i 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 ourFar 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 requissimi, 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 1 word within a Latin birth. ful.
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 i 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 son 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. I ance. empty rite.
'Bradwardine of that Mais cela viendra avec vous, 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.
we see none 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.
of the parent.
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, 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 | Parini les aveugies, etc. Gite, noodle.
I (p. 135). A one-eyed