The History of Scotland: From Agricola's Invasion to the Revolution of 1688, Volume 1

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W. Blackwood, 1867 - Scotland - 650 pages
 

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Page 432 - Every step in Scotland is historical ; the shades of the dead arise on every side ; the very rocks breathe. Miss Strickland's talents as a writer, and turn of mind as an individual, in a peculiar manner fit her for painting a historical gallery of the most illustrious or dignified female characters in that land of chivalry and song."— Blaclnvwd's Magatme.

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