A short account of the affairs of Scotland: in the years 1744, 1745, 1746 (Google eBook)

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Douglas, 1907 - Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746 - 477 pages
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Page 289 - Absolute monarchy, they would very often, had they not been prevented, have fall'n into Blunders which might have hurt the Cause. The Prince Could not bear to hear any body differ in Sentiment from him, and took a dislike to Every body that did...
Page 460 - ... paces ; but if the fire is given at a distance, you probably will be broke, for you never get time to load a second cartridge ; and if you give way, you may give yourselves for dead, for they,* being without a firelock or any load, no man with his arms, accoutrements, &c.
Page 80 - By-and-by a Highland officer whom I knew to be Lord Elcho passed with his train, and had an air of savage ferocity that disgusted and alarmed. He inquired fiercely of me where a...
Page 333 - Fletcher's and saw him get a-horseback, and a noble sight it is, I would not have missed it for a great deal of money ; his horse had stood an hour in the court without stirring, and as soon as he...
Page 437 - Scatter'd forces. But he was so prepossess'd against the Scots, that he was Affraid they would give him up to make their peace with the Government ; for some of the Irish were at pains to relate to him in very Strong terms...
Page 460 - Highlanders, the number of which being always but few ; when they form in battalions, they commonly form four deep, and these Highlanders form the front of the four, the rest being Lowlanders and arrant scum. When these...
Page 287 - 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. 5 And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baal-peor.
Page 269 - Army march'd of from the left in one Colum (this was done in order to Give the Macdonalds, who were on the left, the right). The Duke of Perth Commanded the right wing and Lord George Murray the left. The first line was Composed of the following regiments, Viz. Clanronald 250, Glengarry 350, Kepoch and Glenco 450, Perth 200, Appin 250, and Lochyell 500. The Prince himself Commanded the second line, which was Composed of three regiments, viz. Lord George Murray's 350, Lord Nairnes 350, Menzies of...
Page 333 - ... on he began a-dancing and capering as if he was proud of the burden, and when he rid out of the court he was received with as much joy and shouting almost as if he had been king without any dispute...
Page 201 - ... as for his person it is rather handsome, his face ruddy and full of pimples. He looks good-natured, and was overjoyed to see me nothing could be more affectionately gracious. I cannot answer for his cleverness, for he appeared to me to be absorbed in melancholy thoughts, a good deal of distraction in his conversation and frequent brown studies.

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