The Works of John Home, Esq: Now First Collected. To which is Prefixed an Account of His Life and Writings by Henry Mackenzie, Volum 3

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A. Constable and Company, 1822
 

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Pàgina 6 - I have, I will erect the royal standard, and proclaim to the people of Britain, that Charles Stuart is come over to claim the crown of his ancestors ; to win it, or...
Pàgina 7 - Stuart is come over to claim the crown of his ancestors, to win it, or to perish in the attempt : Lochiel, who, my father has often told me, was our firmest friend, may stay at home, and learn from the newspapers the fate of his prince." — " No," said Lochiel, "I'll share the fate of my prince ; and so shall every man over whom nature or fortune hath given me any power.
Pàgina 7 - better than you know yourself. If this "Prince once sets his eyes upon you, he will make you do "whatever he pleases...
Pàgina 367 - Cage, in the face of that mountain, was within a small thick bush of wood. There were first some rows of trees laid down, in order to level a floor for the habitation ; and, as the place was steep, this raised the lower side to an equal height with the other ; and these trees, in the way of joists or planks, were levelled with earth and gravel. There were betwixt the trees, growing naturally on their own roots, some stakes fixed in the earth, which, with the trees, were interwoven with ropes, made...
Pàgina 71 - He was in the prime of youth, tall and handsome, of a fair complexion; he had a light coloured periwig with his own hair combed over the front: he wore the Highland dress, that is a tartan short coat without the plaid, a blue bonnet on his head, and on his breast the star of the order of St. Andrew.
Pàgina 105 - ... great many gentlemen from the counties of Aberdeen and Banff, who, with their servants well armed and mounted, formed a body of cavalry that served under his command ; he also brought with him a small body of infantry, (consisting of six companies,) which was called Lord Pitsligo's foot. This peer, who drew after him such a number of gentlemen, had only a moderate fortune ; but he was much beloved and greatly esteemed by his neighbours, who looked upon him as a man of excellent judgment, and...
Pàgina 354 - ... musket-shot would be very dangerous, and we would probably be destroyed before we came up with the rest of our army. We had nothing for it but a brisk attack ; and therefore, after receiving the enemy's fire, we went in sword in hand and dislodged them ; after which we made our retreat in good order. I own 1 disobeyed orders ; but what I did was the only safe and honourable measure I could take, and it succeeded.
Pàgina 62 - Being now in a condition to make our way into the capital of his Majesty's ancient kingdom of Scotland, we hereby summon you to receive us, as you are in duty bound to do...
Pàgina 335 - WE think it our duty, in this critical juncture, to lay our opinions in the most respectful manner before your Royal Highness. We are certain that a vast number of the soldiers of your Royal Highness's army are gone home since the battle of Falkirk ; and notwithstanding all the endeavours of the commanders of the different corps, they find that this evil is increasing hourly, and not in their power to prevent. And as we are afraid Stirling Castle cannot be taken so soon as was expected, if the enemy...
Pàgina 62 - ... peace and quiet of the city, which we are very desirous to protect. But if you suffer any of the usurper's troops to enter the town...

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