Tales of a Grandfather;: With Stories Taken from Scottish History..

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Baudry's European Library, ... Sold also by Theophile Barrois, Jun. ... Truchy ... Amyot ...Librairie des etrangers ... and French and English library, 1833 - Scotland

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Page 244 - Here lies our sovereign lord the king, Whose word no man relies on ; Who never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one...
Page 115 - Scotland, in doctrine, worship, discipline, and government, against our common enemies; the reformation of religion in the kingdoms of England and Ireland, in doctrine, worship, discipline, and government, according to the Word of God, and the example of the best reformed churches...
Page 457 - 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 407 - 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 421 - June, 1 695, these influential persons obtained a statute from Parliament, and afterwards a charter from the Crown, for creating a corporate body, or stock company, by name of the Company of Scotland trading to Africa and the Indies, with power to plant colonies and build forts in places not possessed by other European nations, the consent always of the inhabitants of the places where they settled being obtained. The hopes entertained of the...
Page 300 - Claverhouse mounted his horse, and marched, and left her with the corpse of her dead husband lying there ; she set the bairn...
Page 406 - Argyleshire, requesting him to receive the " lost sheep," and administer the oath to him, that he might have the advantage of the indemnity, though so late in claiming it. Maclan hastened from Fort William to Inverary, without even turning aside to his own house, though he passed within a mile of it. But the roads, always very bad, were now rendered almost impassable by a storm of snow; so that, with all the speed the unfortunate chieftain could exert, the fatal 1st of January was past before he...
Page 224 - ... be upon my own head ; and as I must make answer to the God of heaven presently, I declare I am as free of witchcraft as any child ; but being delated by a malicious woman, and put in prison under the name of a witch, disowned by my husband and friends, and seeing no ground of hope of my coming out of prison, or ever coming in credit again, through the temptation of the devil I made up that confession, on purpose to destroy my own life, being weary of it, and choosing rather to die than live;
Page 302 - When the oath was tendered to him, as a privy counsellor, he declared he took it so far as it was consistent with itself, and with the Protestant religion. Such a qualification, it might have been thought, was entirely blameless and unexceptionable. And yet for having added this explanation to the oath which he was required to take, Argyle was thrown into prison, brought to the bar, tried and found guilty of high treason and leasing-making.
Page 410 - This order was dated 12th February, and addressed, "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...

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