The Waverley Anecdotes,: Illustrative of the Incidents, Characters, and Scenery, Described in the Novels and Romances of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Volum 2

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J. Cochrane and J. McCrone, 1833
 

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Pàgina 453 - Had the Earl been on board the Ranger the following evening, he would have seen the awful pomp and dreadful carnage of a sea engagement; both affording ample subject for the pencil as well as melancholy reflection for the contemplative mind. Humanity starts back from such scenes of horror, and cannot sufficiently execrate the vile promoters of this detestable war For they, 'twas they unsheathed the ruthless blade, And Heaven shall ask the havoc it has made.
Pàgina 414 - He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and mine hope hath he removed like a tree.
Pàgina 321 - This whole fabric hung, as it were, by a large tree, which reclined from the one end all along the roof to the other, and which gave it the name of the Cage, and by chance there happened to be two stones at a small distance from one another, in the side next the precipice, resembling the pillars of a chimney, where the fire was VOL.
Pàgina 438 - Love wont to gae ! 1 leant my back unto an aik, I thought it was a trusty tree ; But first it bow'd, and syne it brak, Sae my true Love did lichtly me. O waly waly, but love be bonny A little time while it is new ; But when 'tis auld, it waxeth cauld And fades awa
Pàgina 452 - I wished to make him the happy instrument of alleviating the horrors of hopeless captivity, when the brave are overpowered and made prisoners of war. It was, perhaps, fortunate for you, Madam, that he was from home; for it was my intention to have taken him on board the Ranger, and to have detained him until, through his means, a general and fair exchange of prisoners, as well in Europe as in America, had been effected.
Pàgina 320 - situated in the face of a very rough, high and rocky mountain called Letternilichk, still a part of Benalder, full of great stones and crevices, and some scattered wood interspersed. The habitation, called the Cage, in the face of that mountain, was within a small thick bush of wood.
Pàgina 453 - Ranger, and to have detained him until, through his means, a general and fair exchange of prisoners, as well in Europe as in America, had been effected. When I was informed, by some men whom I met at landing, that his lordship was absent, I walked back to my boat, determined to leave the island.
Pàgina 320 - ... 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 of heath and birch twigs...
Pàgina 159 - I have heard her say, she could never look back upon their manner of living there, without thinking it a miracle: they had no want, but plenty of...
Pàgina 457 - has been the country of my fond election from the age of thirteen, when I first saw it. I had the honour to hoist, with my own hands, the flag of freedom, the first time it was displayed on the Delaware, and I have attended it with veneration ever since on the ocean.

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