Tales of a Grandfather: Scotland

Robert Cadell, 1836
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Página 81 - ... a plain shirt, not very clean, and a cambrick stock, fixed with a plain silver buckle, a fair round wig out of the buckle, a plain hatt, with a canvas string, haveing one end fixed to one of his coat buttons ; he had black stockins, and brass buckles in his shoes. At his first appearance, I found my heart swell to my very throat.
Página 354 - The pious mother, doom'd to death, Forsaken, wanders o'er the heath; The bleak wind whistles round her head, Her helpless orphans cry for bread; Bereft of shelter, food, and friend, She views the shades of night descend, And stretch'd beneath the inclement skies Weeps o'er her tender babes and dies.
Página 393 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel. 5 And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baal-peor.
Página 219 - 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 (at Cambridge) as to have no more sense of danger than if the battle had been fought where and when the battle of Cannae was.
Página 419 - M'Namara returned to London, and reported the Prince's answer to the gentlemen who had employed him, they were astonished and confounded. However, they soon resolved on the measures which they were to pursue for the future, and determined no longer to serve a man who could not be persuaded to serve himself, and chose rather to endanger the lives of his best and most faithful friends, than part with an harlot, whom, as he often declared, he neither loved nor esteemed.
Página 165 - ... wound on his right arm, that his sword dropped out of his hand; and at the same time several others coming about him while he was thus dreadfully entangled with that cruel weapon, he was dragged off from his horse. The moment he fell, another Highlander...
Página 292 - ... all the fine ladies, if you will except one or two, became passionately fond of the young adventurer, and used all their arts and industry for him in the most intemperate manner.
Página 174 - Gard'ner brave did still behave Like to a hero bright, man ; His courage true, like him were few, That still despised flight, man ; For king and laws, and country's cause, In honour's bed he lay, man ; His life, but not his courage, fled, While he had breath to draw, man. And Major Bowie, that worthy soul, Was brought down to the ground, man ; His horse being shot, it was his lot For to get mony a wound, man : Lieutenant Smith, of Irish birth, Frae whom he call'd for aid, man, Being full of dread,...
Página 427 - Sassenachs, but neither he nor his cearnachs ever shed innocent blood, except once, ' added he, ' that I was unfortunate at Braemar, when a man was killed, but I immediately ordered the creach (the spoil) to be abandoned, and left to the owners, retreating as fast as we could after such a misfortune.' —
Página 223 - Having continued for some time to manoeuvre in this way, those of the inhabitants of Manchester who were attached to the house of Stuart, took arms, and flew to the assistance of Dickson, to rescue him from the fury of the mob ; so that he soon had five or six hundred .men to aid him, who dispersed the crowd in a very short time.

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