The Celtic magazine, conducted by A. Mackenzie and A. MacGregor, Volume 6

Alexander Mackenzie

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Página 203 - I called it forth, and drew into your service a hardy and intrepid race of men — men who, when left by your jealousy, became a prey to the artifices of your enemies, and had gone nigh to have overturned the state in the war before the last. These men, in the last war, were brought to combat on your side. They served with fidelity, as they fought with valour, and conquered for you in every part of the world.
Página 455 - Moidart, and had come off to the ship to inquire for news, not knowing who was aboard. When he gathered from their discourse that the stranger was the Prince of Wales : when he heard his chief and his brother refuse to take arms with their Prince ; his color went and came, his eyes sparkled, he shifted his place, and grasped his sword.
Página 203 - I sought for merit wherever it was to be found. It is my boast, that I was the first minister who looked for it, and found it, in the mountains of the North.
Página 283 - God's grace, and he asked it of the mormaer, to wit Bede, that he should give it to him ; and he did not give it, and a son of his took an illness after refusing the clerics, and he was nigh unto death.
Página 446 - The more I think, the less I can conceive where you picked up that style.
Página 95 - There is a freshness, a keenness, a heartiness in many of these productions of the Mountain Minstrel, which seems to breathe naturally of the hungry air, the dark, bleak, rugged bluffs among which they were composed, alternating occasionally with a clear, bewitching, and spiritual quiet, as of the gloaming deepening over the glens and woods. Several of the melodies towards the close of this volume, are full of simple and tender feeling, and not unworthy to take their place by the side of those of...
Página 224 - The property of these Highlands belongs to a great many different persons, who are more or less considerable in proportion to the extent of their estates, and to the command of men that live upon them or follow them on account of their clanship out of the estates of others. These lands are set by the landlord during...
Página 345 - Thy spirit, Independence, let me share, Lord of the lion heart and eagle eye ! Thy steps I follow, with my bosom bare, Nor heed the storm that howls along the sky.
Página 454 - Boisdale, whose boat hung at the stern, several miles onward to the main land, pressing him to relent, and give a better answer. Boisdale was inexorable; and getting into his boat, left Charles to pursue his course, which he did directly for the coast of Scotland ; and coming to an anchor in the Bay of Lochnanuagh, between Moidart and Arisaig, sent a boat ashore with a letter to young Clanronald.
Página 80 - Islander should buy any of the prohibited articles from a mainland trader, he was to incur the penalty of forty pounds for the first offence, one hundred for the second, and for the third, the loss of his whole possessions and moveable goods. It was, however, declared to be lawful for an individual to brew as much aquavite as his own family might require ; and the barons and wealthy gentlemen were permitted to purchase in the Lowlands the wine and other liquors required for their private consumption.

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