Tales of a Grandfather;: Being Stories Taken from Scottish History. Humbly Inscribed to Hugh Littlejohn, Esq. in Three Vols. .... Second series..

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Cadell and Company Edinburgh; Simpkin and Marshall, London; and John Cumming, Dublin., 1829 - Aristocracy (Social class) - 340 pages

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Page 314 - For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.
Page 218 - You are to have especial care that the old fox and his cubs do on no account escape your hands; you are to secure all the avenues, that no man escape. This you are to put in execution at...
Page 37 - I hope we are all Englishmen, and not to be frightened out of our duty by a few hard words.
Page 212 - As for Mac Ian of Glencoe and that tribe, if they can be well distinguished from the other Highlanders, it will be proper, for the vindication of public justice, to extirpate that set of thieves.
Page 157 - ... amongst cataracts and waterfalls which the eye can scarcely discern, while a series of precipices and wooded mountains rise on the other hand ; the road itself is the only mode of access through the glen, and along the valley which lies at its northern extremity. The path was then much more inaccessible than at the present day, as it ran close to the bed of the river, and was narrower and more rudely formed.
Page 225 - Thus ended this horrible deed of massacre. The number of persons murdered was thirty-eight ; those who escaped might amount to a hundred and fifty males, who, with the women and children of the...
Page 163 - Observing the stand made by the two English regiments already mentioned, he galloped towards the clan of MacDonald, and was in the act of bringing them to the charge, with his right arm elevated, as if pointing the way to victory, when he was struck by a bullet beneath the armpit, where he was unprotected by his cuirass. He tried to ride on, but being unable to keep the saddle, fell mortally wounded, and died in the course of the night.
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Page 219 - For their majesties service, to Captain Robert Campbell of Glenlyon." ' This letter reached Glenlyon soon after it was written ; and he lost no time in carrying the dreadful mandate into execution. In the interval, he did not abstain from any of those acts of familiarity which had lulled asleep the suspicions of his victims. He took his morning draught, as...
Page 217 - MacDonalds, though afraid of no other ill treatment from their military guests, had supposed it possible the soldiers might have a commission to disarm them, and therefore had sent their weapons to a distance, where they might be out of reach of seizure. ' Glenlyon's party had remained in Glencoe for fourteen or fifteen days, when he received orders from his commanding officer, Major Duncanson, expressed in a manner which shows him to have been the worthy agent of the cruel secretary. They were sent...

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