The Romance of War: Or, The Highlanders in Spain, Volume 3

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H. Colburn, 1846
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Page 48 - Their allegros and a' the rest; They canna please a Scottish taste, Compared wi' Tullochgorum. Let warldly minds themselves oppress Wi' fears of want and double cess, And sullen sots themselves distress Wi' keeping up decorum: Shall we sae sour and sulky sit?
Page 47 - And mak a happy quorum; For blythe and cheery we's be a', As lang as we hae breath to draw, And dance, till we be like to fa', The reel o' Tullochgorum ! There needs na be sae great a phrase Wi' dringing dull Italian lays; I wadna gi'e our ain strathspeys For half a hundred score o' 'em: They're douff and dowie at the best, Douff and dowie, douff and dowie, They're douff and dowie at the best, Wi
Page 234 - In halls of joy, and in scenes of mourning, it has prevailed; it has animated her warriors in battle, and welcomed them back after their toils, to the homes of their love and the hills of their nativity. Its strains were the first sounded on the ears of infancy, and they are the last to be forgotten in the wanderings of age. Even Highlanders will allow that it is not the gentlest of instruments; but when far from their mountain homes, what sounds, however melodious, could thrill round their heart...
Page 235 - ... to Frenchmen, Spaniards, Germans, and Highlanders, for they are common to all; but the bagpipe is sacred to Scotland, and speaks a language which Scotsmen only feel. It talks to them of home and all the past, and brings before them, on the burning shores of India, the wild hills and...
Page 97 - The bud comes back to summer, And the blossom to the tree, But I win back — oh, never, To my ain countrie. Gladness comes to many, Sorrow comes to me, As I look o'er the wide ocean To my ain countrie.
Page 310 - When the stripped forest bows to the bleak air, And groans ; and thus the peopled city grieves, Shorn of its best and loveliest, and left bare ; But still it falls in vast and awful splinters, As oaks blown down with all their thousand winters.
Page 262 - He makes his own powder in a cave among the mountains, and has his hospital in a mountain village, which the French have repeatedly attempted to surprise, but always unsuccessfully ; for the hearts of the whole country are with Mina, he receives intelligence of every movement of the enemy, and on the first tidings of danger the villagers carry the sick and wounded upon litters, on their shoulders, into the fastnesses, where they remain in perfect security till the baffled enemy retires. The alcaldes...
Page 235 - India, the wild hills and oft-frequented streams of Caledonia, the friends that are thinking of them, and the sweethearts and wives that are weeping for them there ! and need it be told here, to how many fields of danger and victory its proud strains have led! There is not a battle that is honourable to Britain in which its war-blast has not sounded.
Page 20 - I'm sure, will ding them a', When they gang to the dancing in Carlisle ha'. O what will I do for a lad when Sandy gangs awa ? 0 what will I do for a lad when Sandy gangs awa ? 1 will awa to Edinbrough, and win a penny fee, And see gin ony bonny laddie will fancy me.
Page 273 - And you the foremost o' them a' Shall ride — our forest queen : " But aye she loot the tears down fa' For Jock o

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