Memoirs of the Pretenders and Their Adherents, Volum 1


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Pàgina 324 - Of all the palaces so fair, Built for the royal dwelling, In Scotland, far beyond compare Linlithgow is excelling; And in its park in jovial June, How sweet the merry linnet's tune, How blithe the blackbird's lay! The wild-buck bells from ferny brake, The coot dives merry on the lake, The saddest heart might pleasure take To see all nature gay.
Pàgina 271 - 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 279 - ... which a crowd of people had formed round them. Having continued for some time to manoeuvre in this way, those of the inhabitants of Manchester who were attached to the house of Stuart, took arms, and flew to the assistance of Dickson, to rescue him from the fury of the mob ; so that he soon had five or six hundred men to aid him, who dispersed the crowd in a very short time.
Pàgina 97 - ... into four quarters; and these must be at the king's disposal. And God Almighty be merciful to your souls...
Pàgina 46 - He there found a multitude of people at work, and every one doing what seemed good in his own eyes; no subordination, no order, no concert. The Jacobites had wrought one another up to look upon the success of the present designs as infallible...
Pàgina 265 - Vessel, ill provided with Money, Arms or Friends; I arrived in Scotland, attended by seven Persons; I publish the King my Father's Declaration, and proclaim his Title, with Pardon in one Hand, and in the other Liberty of Conscience, and the most solemn Promises to grant whatever a free Parliament shall propose for the Happiness of a People.
Pàgina 259 - As for the young man that is come " among us to seek an earthly crown, we beseech " thee in mercy take him to thyself, and give him " a crown of glory !" Forbearance in such a case was easy, but in that of Edinburgh Castle it involved a heavy sacrifice.
Pàgina 276 - English was truly inconceivable, and in many cases they seemed bereft of their senses. One evening, as Mr. Cameron of Lochiel entered the lodgings assigned to him, his landlady, an old woman, threw herself at his feet, and, with uplifted hands, and tears in her eyes, supplicated him to take her life, but to spare her two little children. He asked her...
Pàgina 161 - Obrian forbid any of those who were sitting to rise ; he saluted none of us, and we only made a low bow at a distance. I chanced to be one of those who were standing when he came in, and he took his seat near me, but immediately started up again, and caused me sitt down by him upon a chest.
Pàgina 283 - ... 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.

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