Miscellany of the Maitland Club: Consisting of Original Papers and Other Documents Illustrative of the History and Literature of Scotland...

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Page 67 - Whereas there has been a horrid and detestable conspiracy formed and carried on by papists and other wicked and traitorous persons for assassinating his Majesty's royal person in order to encourage an invasion from France to subvert our religion, laws and liberty...
Page 480 - English sumptuosity, both in war and peace, is despised by all their neighbours,' — bursten poke-puddings of Englishers, whose daily care is to dine, not wisely but too well ! ' But had ye lent your ear in the morning, or especially at even, and heard in the tents the sound of some singing psalms, some praying, and some reading Scripture, ye would have been refreshed. True, there was swearing, and cursing, and brawling, in some quarters : but we hoped, if our camp had been a little settled, to...
Page 450 - I have had in this unfortunat expedition, that of being forced to burn several villages, &c. as the only expedient left me for the publick security, was not the smallest. It was indeed forced upon me by the violence with which my rebellious subjects acted against me, and what they, as the first authors of it, must be answerable for, not I...
Page 207 - ROBERT MONTEITH, ESQ. JAMES PATRICK MUIRHEAD, ESQ. WILLIAM MURE, ESQ. WILLIAM SMITH NEIL, ESQ. ALEXANDER OSWALD, ESQ. JOHN MACMICHAN PAGAN, ESQ., MD WILLIAM PATRICK, ESQ. 70 HENRY PAUL, ESQ. EDWARD PIPER, ESQ. ROBERT PITCAIRN, ESQ. JAMES CORBETT PORTERFIELD, ESQ. HAMILTON PYPER, ESQ.
Page 450 - ... least as a lover of your country, to take care that it be employed to the designed use, that I may at least have the satisfaction of having been the destruction and ruin of none, at a time I came to free all. I have neglected nothing to render them a free and prosperous people, and I fear they will feel yet more than I the smart of preferring a foreign yoak to that obedience they ow'd me — and what must those who have so obstinately resisted both my right and my clemency have to answer for...
Page 465 - It would be endless to give account of all the hardships and acts of barbarous cruelty done : It may be easily imagined, considering the season of the year, the vast load of snow that lay then on the ground, the poor people, man, wife, and child, without the shelter of a house, without cloaths, meat, drink, or any thing to support them, and little or no hopes of relief. . . . Upon Saturday the...
Page 2 - WILLIAM STIRLING, ESQ. WILLIAM STIRLING, ESQ., YR, JOHN STRANG, ESQ. THOMAS THOMSON, ESQ. WILLIAM BDD TURNBULL, ESQ. DAWSON TURNER, ESQ. PATRICK FRASER TYTLER, ESQ. ADAM URQUHART, ESQ. PATRICK WARNER, ESQ.
Page 450 - ... hopes of effectuating that at this time being taken from me, I have been reduced, much against my inclination, but by a cruel necessity, to leave the kingdom, with as many of my faithful subjects as were desirous to follow me, or I able to carry with me, that so at least I might secure them from the utter destruction that threatens them, since that was the only way left me to shew them the regard I had for, and the sense I had of, their unparalleled loyalty.
Page 213 - June ourselfis togiddir as memberis of ane body, for the furtherance of the samyn, dois, in the name of Christe Jesus, unite ourselfis, that we, in ane mynde and ane spirite, may endivour us, with our haill power and diligence, to walk fordwart in the waiis of the Lord, laboring to destroy and put downe all idolatrie, abhominationess, superstitioness, and...

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