The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben Percy, Brothers of the Benedictine Monastery, Mont Benger, Volume 7

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T. Boys, 1826 - Anecdotes
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Page 92 - To all that are Saints and Partakers of the Faith of God's Elect, in Scotland, and Proclamation To the People of Scotland in general.
Page 165 - THERE is a tear for all that die, A mourner o'er the humblest grave ; But nations swell the funeral cry, And Triumph weeps above the brave. For them is Sorrow's purest sigh O'er Ocean's heaving bosom sent : In vain their bones unburied lie, All earth becomes their monument ! A tomb is theirs on every page, An epitaph on every tongue : The present hours, the future age, For them bewail, to them belong.
Page 71 - We had not lain long, when a rebel officer, remarkable by a hussar dress, pressed towards our army, within a hundred yards of my right flank, not perceiving us. He was followed by another, dressed in dark green and blue, mounted on a bay horse, with a remarkably high cocked hat.
Page 59 - The other was smaller, and his color sorrel. This he used always to ride in time of action; so that whenever the General mounted him, the word ran through the ranks,
Page 119 - Let me alone ; I have yet my legs left and one arm. Tell the surgeon to make haste and get his instruments ; I know I must lose my right arm, so the sooner it is off the better.
Page 117 - By a still more strenuous effort, and great strength of arm, he brought the boat and family to shore. "Brave fellow!" exclaimed the Count, handing the purse to him, " here is the promised recompense." — " I shall never expose my life for money,
Page 49 - Douglas, and said to him, in presence of the others, ' my dear friend, lord James Douglas, you know that I have had much to do, and have suffered many troubles, during the time I have lived, to support the rights of my crown:' at the time that I was most occupied, I made a vow, the non-accomplishment of which gives me much uneasiness. — I vowed, that if I could finish my wars in such a manner, that I might have quiet to govern peaceably, I would go and make war against the enemies of our Lord JesusChrist,...
Page 71 - He was followed by another dressed in dark green and blue, mounted on a good bay horse, with a remarkable large high cocked hat. I ordered three good shots to steal near to them and fire at them ; but the idea disgusted me ; I recalled the order.
Page 69 - Support me," said he to such as were near him, " let not my brave soldiers see me drop ; the day is ours ! Oh, keep it ;" and with these words, he expired.
Page 168 - ... in a composed state : each was fixed in the last action of his life, in the last direction given to his limbs : even the eyes retained the last expression, either of anger, pain, or entreaty.

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