McIan's Costumes of the Clans of Scotland

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D. Bryce and Son, 1899 - Clans - 343 pages
 

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Page 218 - ... been raised to that rank. A number of his lordship's followers, and a great many others who were assembled at the Castle of Finlarig, to celebrate the marriage of a daughter of the family, enraged at this insult, instantly rushed to arms, and following the Macdonalds with more ardour than prudence, attacked them on the top of a hill, north from the village of Killin, where they had taken post to defend their cattle. The assailants were driven back with great loss, principally caused by the arrows...
Page 216 - As for Maclan of Glencoe and that tribe, if they can be well distinguished from the rest of the Highlanders, it will be proper, for the vindication of public justice, to extirpate that set of thieves.
Page 337 - August, 1745, when he made the daring and romantic attempt to recover a throne lost by the imprudence of his ancestors, this column was erected by Alexander MacDonald, Esq., of Glenaladale, to commemorate the generous zeal, the undaunted bravery and the inviolable fidelity of his forefathers and the rest of those who fought and bled in that arduous and unfortunate enterprise.
Page 269 - Though thy cause was the cause of the injured and brave ; 'Though thy death was the hero's, and glorious thy grave ; With thy dead foes around thee, piled high on the plain, My sad heart bleeds o'er thee, my Gillies Macbane!
Page 270 - With thy back to the wall, and thy breast to the targe, Full flashed thy claymore in the face of their charge ; The blood of their boldest that barren turf stain ; But alas ! — thine is reddest there, Gillies...
Page 126 - ... being pleated all round, was tied with a belt below the breast; the belt was of leather, and several pieces of silver intermixed with the leather like a chain. The lower end of the belt has a piece of plate, about eight inches long and three in breadth, curiously engraven ; the end of which was adorned with fine stones, or pieces of red coral.
Page 207 - ... Queen and Court, were assembled in the church of Holyrood. He was clothed only in his shirt and drawers ; he held his naked sword by the point in his hand, and, with a countenance and manner in which destitution and misery were strongly exhibited, he fell upon his knees, and, surrendering his sword, implored the royal clemency. His life was spared, but he was committed to close ward in the Castle of Tantallon...
Page 119 - Kings, in order to gain money, and popularity at once, abolished the debts due to the children of Israel, except a part which they retained as the price of their bounty. One is at a loss to conceive the process of reasoning in an ordinance of St. Louis, where, " for the salvation of his own soul and those of his ancestors, he releases to all Christians a third part of what was owing by them to Jews...
Page 218 - Breadalbane, without giving due notice, or pay the accustomed compliment to the earl, who had a short time previously been raised to that rank. A number of his lordship's followers, and a great many others who were assembled at the Castle of Finlarig, to celebrate the marriage of a daughter of the family, enraged at this insult, instantly rushed to arms, and following the Macdonalds with more ardour than prudence, attacked them on the top of a hill, north from the village of Killin, where they had...

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