Tales of a Grandfather;: With Stories Taken from Scottish History..

Baudry's European Library, ... Sold also by Theophile Barrois, Jun. ... Truchy ... Amyot ...Librairie des etrangers ... and French and English library, 1833

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Pàgina 357 - The common people in town at least know how to be afraid ; but we are such uncommon people here (at Cambridge) as to have no more sense of danger than if the battle had been fought where and when the battle of Cannae was. — I heard three sensible middle-aged men, when the Scotch were said to be at Stamford, and actually were at Derby, talking of hiring a chaise to go to Caxton (a place in the high-road) to see the Pretender and Highlanders as they passed.
Pàgina 110 - Kildrummie know, that if they come not forth with their best arms, I will send a party immediately to burn what they shall miss taking from them.
Pàgina 225 - ... 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 273 - I explained to him; he said that by wrapping myself so close in my plaid I would be unprepared for any sudden defence in the case of a surprise. I answered, that in such times of danger, or during a war, we had a different method of using the plaid, that with one spring I could start to my feet with drawn sword and cock'd pistol in my hand without being in the least incumber'd with my bedclothes.
Pàgina 273 - ... tent a tall youth, of a most agreeable aspect, in a plain black coat, with a plain shirt, not very clean, and a...
Pàgina 464 - 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 273 - ... surprise. I answered that, in such times of danger, or during a war, we had a different method of using the plaid; that with one spring I could start to my feet, with drawn sword and cocked pistol in my hand, without being the least encumbered by my bed clothes.
Pàgina 52 - 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 392 - The sure way to demolish them is at three deep to fire by ranks diagonally to the centre where they come, the rear rank first, and even that rank not to fire till they are within 10 or 12 paces : but if the fire is given at a distance.
Pàgina 460 - 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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