Tales of a Grandfather;: Being Stories Taken from Scottish History. Humbly Inscribed to Hugh Littlejohn, Esq. in Three Vols. .... Third series..

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Cadell and Company Edinburgh; Simpkin and Marshall, London; and John Cumming, Dublin., 1830 - 388 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 167 - ... paces, but if the fire is given at a distance you probably will be broke for you never get time to load a second cartridge, and if you give way you may give...
Pàgina 321 - Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor : and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel. 4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel.
Pàgina 53 - There was one-third of the council whose principles were, that kings and princes can never either act or thinkwrong; so, in consequence, they always confirmed whatever the Prince said. The other two-thirds, who thought that kings and princes thought sometimes like other men, and were not altogether infallible, and that this Prince was no more so than others, and therefore, begged leave to differ from him when they could give sufficient reasons for their difference of opinion.
Pàgina 92 - Walpole, paints an indifference yet more ominous to the public cause than the general panic: " The common people in town at least know how to be afraid ; but we are such uncommon people here...
Pàgina 118 - Highlanders were with difficulty recalled from the pursuit, exclaiming, that it was a shame to see so many of the king's enemies standing fast upon the moor without attacking them. A very few of the MacPhersons, not exceeding twelve, who ventured too far, were either killed or taken.
Pàgina 92 - The common people in town at least know how to be afraid ; but we are such uncommon people here (at Cambridge) as to have no more sense of danger than if the battle had been fought where and when the battle of Cannae was. — I heard three sensible middle-aged men, when the Scotch were said to be at Stamford, and actually were at Derby, talking of hiring a chaise to go to Caxton (a place in the high-road) to see the Pretender and Highlanders as they passed.
Pàgina 274 - That town had, in the meantime, witnessed a procession of fourteen of the rebel standards, borne by as many chimney-sweepers, to be publicly burnt by the hands of the common hangman. A Jacobite might have observed, like a captive who received a blow after he was bound, that there was little gallantry in this insult. The Duke was received with all the honours due to conquest, and all the incorporated bodies of the capital, from the guild brethren to the butchers, desired his acceptance of the freedom...
Pàgina 105 - ... regular commissions in the French service. But at length the Chevalier, knowing that little weight would be given to their sanction, and finding that his own absolute commands were in danger of being disobeyed, was compelled to submit to the advice or remonstrance of the Scottish leaders. On the...
Pàgina 105 - On the 5th, therefore, in the evening, the council of war was again convoked, and the Chevalier told them, with sullen resignation, that he consented to return to Scotland, but at the same time informed them, that in future he should call no more councils, since he was accountable to nobody for his actions excepting to Heaven and to his father, and would therefore no longer either ask or accept their advice.

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