Historical Notes: Or, Essays on the '15 and '45

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W. Brown, 1897 - Jacobite Rebellion, 1715 - 198 pages
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Page 174 - The discourse chiefly turn'd upon the Scheme in England, when he repeated the same assurances as to Lochgary, but in stronger terms, and with the adition that the Swedes were to embark at Gattenburgh [Gothenburg], and that Mr. Murray was sent with commissions for me, and full instructions how I was to act in Scotland. The Young Chevalier was so positive of his schemes succeeding, that he told me he expected to be in London very soon himself, and that he was determin'd to give the present Government...
Page 4 - Lord Roxburgh and Lord Abercorn ; and his deport, like himself, stern and brave, a fair, ruddy, yellow-headed bush of hair (so large, and, in those days, unusual, that he was called Ramsey Redhead). His apparel scarlet, overlaced with silver, the ground hardly discerned, and lined with sky-coloured plush, but unarmed, without a sword. After his reverence to the court he faced the appellant, who alike sterned a countenance at...
Page 114 - Reserved for fame in every poet's page,: The sun shall fade, the stars shall lose their light, But Cameron's fame shall never suffer night : Bright as thyself it ever shall appear, To all good men, to God and angels dear; Thou wast the first that lent thy friendly aid, Of no usurper's bloody laws afraid : Thou wast the first, and thy example drew The honest, loyal, honourable few.
Page 64 - I beg leave to present my humble respects to Mrs. and Miss Mirvan ; and have the honour to be, Madam, your ladyship's most obedient and most humble servant, ARTHUR VILLARS.
Page 172 - Stretched on the ground, with his head resting on his hand, he called out loudly to the Highlanders of his company, " My lads, I am not dead. By G—, I shall see if any of you does not do his duty.
Page 97 - However, though fortune was your foe. Great Britain, and not your Highness, are the only losers by it, as the difficulties you have undergone have only served to discover those talents and virtues which have gained you the admiration of all mankind, and even the esteem of those amongst your enemies in whom every spark of virtue is not totally extinct.
Page 102 - December following, when he tendered a plea of guilty, and addressing the Court, in words pathetic in their frankness, said : " My Lords, I stand indicted for one of the most heinous of all crimes, that of rebellion and treason against one of the best of kings, and my only rightful Lord and sovereign. Would to God, my Lords, I could not plead guilty to the charge ! But as I cannot, I beg leave to assure your Lordships my heart never was consenting to the unnatural and wicked part I then acted. Remember,...
Page 5 - Rea had thrown down in the court for a pawn in that behalf, and held the bill and glove in his right hand, and in his left the answer and glove, or pawn, of David Ramsey; and then, joining the bill and answer and the gloves, and folding them together, he, with the earl-marshal, solemnly adjudged a duel between the parties...

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