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Pàgina 19 - Prince, his colour went and came, his eyes sparkled, he shifted his place, and grasped his sword. Charles observed his demeanour, and, turning briskly towards him, called out, ' Will not you assist me ?' 'I will, I will,' said Ranald, ' though no other man in the Highlands should draw a sword ; I am ready to die for you.
Pàgina 115 - When a shroud is perceived about one, it is a sure prognostic of death; the time is judged according to the height of it about the person; for if it is seen above the middle...
Pàgina 131 - Adieu! my lords, we shall never meet again in the same place.'"' He says he will be hanged ; for that his neck is so short and bended, that he should be struck in the shoulders. I did not think it possible...
Pàgina 82 - ... she had now parted with her jewels, her plate, and every little article of value she possessed ; the price of which, in a purse, she laid at the feet of Prince Charles, while, straining her dim eyes to gaze on his features, and pressing his hand to her shrivelled lips, she exclaimed, with affectionate rapture, in the words of Simeon, "Lord! now lettest " thou thy servant depart in peace ! " It is added that she did not survive the shock when, a few days afterwards, she was told of the retreat.
Pàgina 142 - Let what will happen, the stroke is struck, and I have taken a firm resolution to conquer or to die, and stand my ground as long as I shall have a man remaining with me.
Pàgina 21 - 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...
Pàgina 78 - Cameron having assured her that they would not injure either her or her little children, or any person whatever, she looked at him for some moments with an air of surprise, and then opened a press, calling out with a loud voice, ' Come out, children; the gentleman will not eat you.
Pàgina 93 - Charles's own opinion, when he left them,) that the Duke had no battering artillery at his disposal : some, however, was unexpectedly brought from Whitehaven ; and on the 29th it began to play upon the mouldering walls. The besieged then desired to capitulate, but could obtain no other terms from his Royal Highness, than that " they should not be put to the sword, but reserved " for his Majesty's pleasure" — a stipulation which to many of them was only death deferred.