Historical Memoirs of the House and Clan of Mackintosh and of the Clan Chattan

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author, 1880 - 603 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 478 - When the first line had been completely swept aside the assailants continued their impetuous advance till they came near the second, when, being almost annihilated by a profuse and well-directed fire, the shattered remains of what had been but an hour before a numerous and confident force, at last submitted to destiny by giving way and flying.
Pàgina 429 - Lads, here is to our Master's Health ; though I can do no more, I wish you good success.' His Leg was cut off by an unskilful Butcher, rather than a Surgeon, and he presently died.
Pàgina 530 - England, in the year 1745 and 1746, in recovering our just rights from the Elector of Hanover, by which you have sustained very great losses both in your interest and person, I therefore promise, when it shall please God to put it in my power, to make a gretfull return, sutable to your suferings. (Signed) " CHARLES, PR " Diralagich in Glencamyier of Locharkaig, 18th Sept. 1746.
Pàgina 420 - Cullodin is not at home, by this line to intreat you to put no stopp in the way of these Men that are & have been my followers upon your Ground. " Madam, your compliance in this will very much Oblige,
Pàgina 397 - Lochaber-axes, which obliged us to give way. Seeing my captain severely wounded, and a great many men lying with heads cloven on every side, and having never witnessed the like before, I was sadly affrighted. At length a Highlandman attacked me with sword and target, and cut my woodenhandled bayonet out of the muzzle of my gun.
Pàgina 397 - The MacDonalds came down the hill upon us, without either shoe, stocking, or bonnet on their heads ; they gave a shout, and then the fire began on both sides, and continued a hot dispute for an hour (which made me wish I had been spinning tobacco). Then they broke in upon us with sword and target, and Lochaber-axes, which obliged us to give way.
Pàgina 477 - Notwithstanding that the three files of the front line of English poured forth their incessant fire of musketry — notwithstanding that the cannon, now loaded with grapeshot, swept the field as with a hailstorm — notwithstanding the flank fire of Wolfe's regiment — onward, onward went the headlong Highlanders, flinging themselves into rather than rushing upon, the lines of the enemy, which, indeed, they did not see for smoke, till involved among the weapons. All that courage, all that despair...
Pàgina 477 - The action and event of the onset were throughout quite as dreadful as the mental emotion which urged it. Notwithstanding that the three files of the front line of English poured forth their incessant fire of musketry — notwithstanding that the cannon, now loaded with grape-shot, swept the field as with a...
Pàgina 411 - Castle to the kirk of Petty, a distance of four miles ! ' It has been said that the expense incurred on this occasion, proved the source of pecuniary embarrassments to the Mackintosh family to a recent period.
Pàgina 1 - THE first ages of the Scottish History are dark and fabulous. Nations as well as men, arrive at maturity by degrees, and the events which happened during their infancy or earJy youth, cannot be recollected, and deserve not to be rememoered.

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