History of the county of Ayr, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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1847
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Page 412 - You owe this strange intelligence? or why Upon this blasted heath you stop our way With such prophetic greeting? Speak, I charge you. [Witches vanish. Ban. The earth hath bubbles, as the water has, And these are of them.
Page 282 - England, by his letters patent, under the great seal of England, bearing date at Westminster, the...
Page 111 - Now everybody minded their trades, and the plough, and the spade, building and setting fruit trees, &c., in orchards and gardens, and by ditching in their grounds. The old women spun, and the young girls plyed their nimble fingers at knitting and everybody was innocently busy. Now the Golden peaceable age renewed, no strife, contention, querulous lawyers, or Scottish or Irish feuds, between...
Page 114 - The right wing of our foot had several misfortunes, for betwixt them and the enemy there was no passage but a narrow lane, where they could not march above three or four in front. Upon the one side of the lane was a ditch, and on the other a hedge, both whereof were lined with inusquetccrs. Notwithstanding, Sir Thomas Fairfax charged gallantly ; but the enemy keeping themselves in a body, and receiving them by threes and fours as they marched out of the lane...
Page 136 - The cavalry were divided into two sections the one on the right, and the other on the left of the infantry, which was a heterogenous, half-armed mass.
Page 35 - Alessandro over and began to talk pleasantly to him, asking him who he was, where he came from, and where he was going.
Page 62 - Andrews) that stands by you. We avow to God, we shall make a day of it. They oppress us and our tenants for feeding of their idle bellies ; they trouble our preachers and would murder them and us. Shall we suffer this any longer? No, Madam, it shall not be.
Page 441 - ... pistols); then Crawford desired him to go off the field, and sending one away with him (who very readily followed wholesome advice) led them on himself, which was not the duty of his place, and as little for Cromwell's honor, as it proved to be much for the advancement of his and parties pernicious designs.
Page 59 - In the heat of the battle, while victory was doubtful, Robert Boyd, of the Kilmarnock family, arrived with a small party of horse, and having valiantly thrust himself into the midst of the combat, decided the fate of the day. ... In this engagement there were about three hundred slain.
Page 86 - Countess of Gowrie was treated with a cruelty and brutality which excited the utmost commiseration in all who witnessed it. This lady, a daughter of Henry Stewart lord Methven, on the last day of the parliament, had obtained admission to an antechamber, where, as the king passed, she hoped to have an opportunity of pleading for herself and her children ; but, by Arran's orders, she was driven into the open street. Here she patiently awaited the king's return, and cast herself, in an agony of tears,...

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