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 305 - 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 210 - 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 232 - Parliament, and afterwards a charter i roiu the Crown, for creating a corporate body, or stock company, by name of the Company of Scotland trading to Africa and the Indies...
Page 210 - I'll strive to be at you with a stronger party. If I do not come to you at five, you are not to tarry for me, but to fall on.
Page 217 - 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 tribe, had to fly more than twelve miles through rocks and wildernesses, ere they could reach any place of safety or shelter.
Page 211 - 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...
Page 243 - ... longer want work for their hands, but will rather want hands for their work. This door of the seas, and key of the universe, will enable its possessors to become the legislators of both worlds, and the arbitrators of commerce. The settlers at Darien will acquire a nobler empire than Alexander or Csesar, without fatigue, expense, or danger, as well as without incurring the guilt and bloodshed of conquerors.
Page 222 - Lowlands, at the head of an army consisting of the Highland clans, and obtained for a time considerable advantages. Amongst other Highlanders, the descendant of the murdered Maclan of Glencoe joined his standard with a hundred and fifty men. The route of the Highland army brought them near to a beautiful seat built by the Earl of Stair, so often mentioned in the preceding narrative, and the principal mansion of his family. An alarm arose in the councils of Prince Charles, lest the MacDonalds of Glencoe...
Page 207 - Earl of Argyle, and fulfil the royal mandate. Thus, to make what was intended yet worse, if possible, than it was in its whole tenor, the perpetration of this cruelty was committed to soldiers, who were not only the countrymen of the proscribed, but the near neighbours, and some of them the close connexions, of the MacDonalds of Glencoe.

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