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Pàgina 150 - Eighth, by the Grace of God, King of Scotland, England, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c.
Pàgina 193 - The czar,' says his latest biographer, ' who had visited him five times in his illness, and had been twice with him during the night, stood weeping by his bed as he drew his last breath ; and the eyes of him who had left Scotland a poor unfriended wanderer, were closed by the hands of an emperor.
Pàgina 47 - ... plumes, and a cuckoe in gay cloths, being as ordinary here as a counterfeited or painted visage; no marrying with natives, strangers being looked upon by the best sort as scarcely Christians, and by the plebeyans as meer pagans ; no indigenation without ejeration of the former religion and embraceing theirs ; the people being morose and niggard, and yet overweening and valuing themselves above all other nations ; and the worst of all...
Pàgina 186 - Though this seems to be a very extraordinary and uncommon method of taking towns, yet hero it proved very ' successful and safe ; the loss of men during the siege not amounting to above three hundred. According to General Gordon's plan, there were constantly twelve thousand men at work, who threw the earth from hand to hand, like so many steps of a stair. The greatest danger was...
Pàgina 8 - I was come — from my good, loving parents and friends — and where I was now, among strangers whose language I understood not, travelling, myself knew not well whither, having but seven dollars by me, which could not last long, and when that was gone I knew not where to...
Pàgina 185 - By having ten or twelve thousand men night and day, we shall," said he, " roll as much earth before us as will not only be sufficient to fill up the fosse, but will have more, over and above, than will exceed the height of the town walls, by which means, in a few weeks, we shall oblige the enemy to surrender, or we shall bury them alive.
Pàgina v - K..T. THE DUKE OF RICHMOND, KG THE DUKE OF SUTHERLAND, KG THE EARL OF KINTORE. THE EARL OF SEAFIELD. THE LORD SALTOUN. <T |je ConnriL The LORD PROVOST of Aberdeen. Sir GEORGE ABBRCROMBT, Baronet.
Pàgina 185 - ... of these advised to delay, — until it came to the turn of the old General Patrick Gordon, who recommended a most extraordinary plan, such as one might expect to find practised in the days of Homer. He said that, in his opinion, the safest and most expeditious way to become masters of the place would be to carry on before them a whole rampart of earth along the front of the town, which, as they advanced would hourly increase. "By having ten or twelve thousand men night and day, we shall...
Pàgina 5 - I foundly conceited to be restrained by the carefull inspection of my loveing parents ; but, most of all, my patrimony being but small, as being the younger sone of a younger brother of a younger house; I resolved, I say, to go to some foreigne countrey, not careing much on what pretence, or to which country I should go...
Pàgina 5 - ... and being unwilling, because of my dissenting in religion, to go to the University in Scotland, I resolved, partly to dissolve the bonds of a youthfull affection, wherein I was entangled, by banishing myself from the object ; partly to obtaine my liberty, which I fondly conceited to be restrained by the carefull inspection 1 Turner, Memoirs of His own Life and Times, pp.