Ascanius, Or, The Young Adventurer: Containing an Impartial History of the Rebellion in Scotland in the Years 1745-46 ...

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Pàgina 143 - Their colours and their sash he wore, And in the fatal dress was found ; And now he must that death endure, Which gives the brave the keenest wound.
Pàgina 4 - Lochaber-axe (for my informant could not exactly distinguish) on the hinder part of his head, which was the mortal blow.
Pàgina 4 - ... wound on his right arm, that his sword dropped out of his hand; and at the same time several others coming about him while he was thus dreadfully entangled with that cruel weapon, he was dragged off from his horse.
Pàgina 100 - Here the Prince took leave of Miss Flora, returning her his sincere thanks for her kind assistance, and greatly lamented, that he had not a M'Donald to go on to the end, saying, " Well, Miss Flora, I hope we " yet shall be in a good coach and six before we " die, though we be now on foot.
Pàgina 92 - They got into a creek, or rather clift of a rock, and there remained some short time to rest the men, who had been all night at work, and to get their dinners of what provisions they had along with them. As soon as they could they set forwards again, because as the militia could not bring them to, they had sent up to alarm a little town not far off. It was very lucky for them that it was a calm then...
Pàgina 51 - Highlanders (except about an hundred and forty which were upon the left with General Hawley, and who behaved extremely well) were left to guard the baggage. " When we were advanced within five hundred yards of the rebels, we found the morass upon our right was ended, which left our right flank quite uncovered to them.
Pàgina 57 - But if, my lords, if all I have offered is not a sufficient motive to your lordships to induce you to employ your interest with his majesty for his royal clemency in my behalf, I shall lay down my life with the utmost resignation ; and my last moments shall be employed in fervent prayers for the preservation of the illustrious house of Hanover, and the peace and prosperity of •Great Britain.
Pàgina 18 - ... body to an action, since, as before, the rear would cover the retreat of the rest ; and further, that it could be of little advantage to the English interest to harass and weaken their army by forced marches and skirmishes with the Highlanders, who might, at least, lead them into such a country as they would find it difficult to subsist in, and in the end, perhaps, become the weaker party, and have their own retreat into England cut off.
Pàgina 82 - Charles would have paid, but she at first refused, till he insisted upon it. When they left the place, they took some of the cow with them, two pecks of meal, and plenty of brandy and sugar ; and at parting, Lady Kildun gave Edward Burke a lump of butter. * They...
Pàgina 94 - O'Neil finding the Prince had left the island two days before, returned to the place where he had left the cutter; but, unhappily for him, the vessel was gone about three hours before, for the timorous Sullivan, having a fair wind...

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