Dora Marcelli, the Last of Her Race: A Poem

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W. Tait, 1843 - 251 pages
 

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Page 212 - When he gathered from their discourse that the stranger was the Prince of Wales, when he heard his chief and his brother refuse to take arms with their Prince, his colour went and came, his eyes sparkled, he shifted his place, and grasped his sword. Charles observed his demeanour, and turning briskly to him, called out, 'Will you assist me?'— 'I will, I will...
Page 234 - The oaks of the mountains fall; the mountains themselves decay with years; the ocean shrinks and grows again; the moon herself is lost in heaven, but thou art for ever the same, rejoicing in the brightness of thy course.
Page 220 - Situation of this Country, it will be absolutely impossible for Us to be in Person at the first setting up of Our Royal Standard, and even some Time after ; We therefore esteem it for Our Service, and the Good of Our Kingdoms and Dominions, to nominate and appoint, as we hereby nominate, constitute and appoint, Our dearest Son CHARLES Prince of Wales, to be sole Regent of our Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and of all other Our Dominions during Our Absence.
Page 212 - ' almost reduced to despair, in his discourse with Boisdale, addressed the two Highlanders with great emotion, and, summing up his arguments for taking arms, conjured them to assist their Prince, their countryman, in his utmost need. Clanronald and his friend, though well inclined to the cause, positively refused, and told him that to take up arms without concert or support was to pull down certain ruin on their own heads.
Page 220 - ... Kingdoms, has been enjoyed and exercised by former Regents. Requiring all Our faithful Subjects to give all due Submission and Obedience to Our Regent aforesaid, as immediately representing Our Royal Person, and acting by Our Authority. And We do hereby revoke all Commissions of Regency granted to any Person or Persons whatsoever. And, lastly, We hereby dispense with all Formalities, and other Omissions that may be herein contained, declaring this Our Commission to be as firm and valid, to all...
Page 239 - ... else, except the vision, as long as it continues; and then they appear pensive or jovial, according to the object which was represented to them.
Page 220 - James R. Whereas We have a near Prospect of being restored to the Throne of our Ancestors, by the good Inclinations of Our Subjects towards Us, and whereas, on Account of the present Situation of this Country, it will be absolutely impossible for Us to be in Person at the first setting up of Our Royal Standard...
Page 220 - Charles, prince of Wales, to be sole regent of our kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and of all our other dominions, during our absence. It is our will and intention, that our said dearest son should enjoy and exercise all that power and authority, which, according to the ancient constitution of our kingdoms, has been enjoyed and exercised by former regents, requiring all our faithful subjects to give all due submission and obedience to our regent aforesaid, as immediately representing...
Page 217 - November 5, 1688. As he proceeded to London, James was deserted by his army, by his friends, and even by his own children ; and in a confusion of mind, the result of fear and offended feelings, he retired to France. William, at the head of an irresistible force, took possession of London. A...
Page 216 - Charles died without legitimate issue in 1685, and was succeeded by his brother James, who had previously been entitled the Duke of York. JAMES II. was fifty-three years of age when he mounted the throne. In his youth he had, as admiral of England, shown a talent for business, and great skill in naval affairs; but his character was now marked by symptoms of .premature dotage. A devoted and bigoted catholic...

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