The Scottish Chiefs: A Romance, Volume 1

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W. Andrus, 1842 - Scotland

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Page 48 - on his shoulders. Halbert burst into a fresh flood of tears; for he remembered how often it had been the delight of Marion to comb these bright tresses, and to twist them round her ivory fingers. Wallace looked up as the old man's sobs became audible, and read his thoughts. It will never be again,
Page 49 - to join him on the summit of the craigs. If he indeed love me, returned Wallace, for my sake let him cherish you. My consolations must come from a higher hand. I go where it directs. If I live, you shall see me again. But twilight approaches, we must away ; the sun must not again rise upon Heselrigge.
Page 58 - my pennon, and what Scotsman will look on that and start from his colours! Here, Helen, my child ! cried he, addressing the young lady, before to-morrow's dawn, have this hair wrought into my banner. It will be a patriot's standard, and let his own irresistible words be the motto,—God armeth me. Helen advanced with
Page 51 - Many were the tears which followed his recital. Not one of his auditors was an indifferent listener: all had individually partaken of the tender Marion's benevolence. Their sick-beds had been comforted by her charity ; her voice had often administered consolation to their sorrows; her hand had smoothed their pillows, and placed the
Page 61 - not hard, to put my all to the hazard; to see the bloody field on one side of my beloved Donald, and the mortal scaffold on the other ?" Hush, cried the earl, it is justice that beckons me, and victory will receive me to her arms. Let, O, power above! exclaimed he,
Page 48 - return, that the earl might know he had delivered it safely; "even a lock of your precious hair, my beloved master, will be sufficient." Thou shall have it, severed from my head by this accursed steel; answered Wallace, taking off his bonnet, and letting
Page 58 - tell him to look on that, and in my wrongs read the future miseries of Scotland, and remember that God armeth the patriot ! Tears dropped so fast from the young lady's eyes that she was obliged to walk to a window to conceal
Page 198 - nearest couch, and striking her breast with a strong emotion, exclaimed, " What is this that is within me ? How does my soul seem to pour itself out to this man ! Oh! how does it extend itself, as if it would absorb his even at my eyes.
Page 51 - CHAPTER V. THE women and the men who were too aged to engage in so desperate an enterprise, now thronged around Halbert, to ask a circumstantial account of the disaster which had filled them with so much horror. Many were the tears which followed his recital.
Page 55 - desperate nor inefficient; and you, faithful creature, shall have no cause to mourn this night's resolution. Go to Lord Mar, and tell him what are my resolves. I have nothing now that binds me to life but my country; and henceforth she shall be to me as mistress, wife, and

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