Tales of a grandfather. Third series

Sanborn, Carter and Bazin, 1855

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Pàgina 209 - Stay with us," said the generous robbers ; " the mountains of gold which the government have set upon your head may induce some gentleman to betray you, for he can go to a distant country and live on the price of his dishonour; but to us there exists no such temptation. We can speak no language but our own — we can live nowhere but in this country, where, were we to injure a hair of your head, the very mountains would fall down to crush us to death.
Pàgina 34 - ... there entered the tent a tall youth, of a most agreeable aspect, in a plain black coat, with a plain shirt, not very clean, and a...
Pàgina 229 - ... addition of pay ; an experiment which succeeded so well as to excite some surprise that public works have not been more frequently executed by similar means. Other measures of the most laudable character were resorted to by the Government and their friends, for the improvement of the Highlands ; but as they were of a description not qualified to produce ameliorating effects, save after a length of time, they were but carelessly urged. They related to the education of this wild population, and...
Pàgina 55 - The natural mode of redressing this inequality, was certainly to put all the three nations on a similar footing. But as nothing of this kind seemed at that time practicable, Swift accused the Scots of affectation, in pretending to quarrel with the terms of a treaty which was so much in their favour, and supposes, that while carrying on a debate, under pretence of abrogating the Union, they were all the while in agony lest they should prove successful. Acute observer of men and motives as he was,...
Pàgina 222 - 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 56 - I imagine a person of quality prevailed on to marry a woman much his inferior, and without a groat to her fortune, and her friends arguing she was as good as her husband, because she brought him as numerous a family of relations and servants as she found in his house.
Pàgina 36 - HOSTILITIES. health, made me speak the words again in Erse, and said, he could drink the King's health likewise in that language, repeating my words ; and the company mentioning my skill in the Highland language, HRH said I should be his master for that language, and so I was made to ask the healths of the Prince and Duke.
Pàgina 57 - The lord treasurer disclaimed all knowledge of the author, and readily concurred in an order for taking into custody John Morphew, the publisher, as well as John Barber, printer of the gazette, from whose house the copies were brought to Morphew.
Pàgina 105 - I see, gentlemen, you are determined to stay in Scotland and defend your country ; but I am not less resolved to try my fate in England, though I should go alone.
Pàgina 218 - When he [Kilmarnock] beheld the fatal scaffold covered with black cloth; the executioner, with his axe and his assistants ; the saw-dust, which was soon to be drenched with his blood ; the coffin, prepared to receive the limbs which were yet warm with life ; above all, the immense display of human countenances which surrounded the scaffold like a sea, all eyes being bent on the sad object of the preparation, — his natural feelings broke forth in a whisper to the friend on whose arm he leaned, "Home,...

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