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Page i - Agricola's Invasion to the Extinction of the last Jacobite Insurrection. By JOHN HILL BURTON, DCL, Historiographer-Royal for Scotland. New and Enlarged Edition. 8 vols., and Index. Crown 8vo, £3, 3s. History of the British Empire during the Reign of Queen Anne.
Page 299 - They bring no carriages with them, on account of the mountains they have to pass in Northumberland ; neither do they carry with them any provisions of bread or wine...
Page 364 - I had my information, therefore, from both parties, who agree that it was the hardest and most obstinate battle that was ever fought.
Page 286 - King and Judge, we cast the burden of our cares upon him, and hope for such an issue as may give strength, and courage to us, and bring our Enemies to nothing. The most High God long preserve your Serenity and Holyness to his Holy Church.
Page 299 - ... carriages with them, on account of the mountains they have to pass in Northumberland ; neither do they carry with them any provisions of bread or wine ; for their habits of sobriety are such, in time of war, that they will live for a long time on flesh half sodden, without bread, and drink the river-water without wine.
Page 400 - And gif there bee onie pure creature, for faulte of cunning, or dispenses, that cannot, nor may not follow his cause, the king, for the love of God, sail ordaine the judge before quhom the cause sulde be determined, to purwey and get a leill and a wise advocate, to follow sik pure creatures causes ; and gif sik causes be obteined [gained], the wronger [wrong-doer] sail assyith baith the partie skaithed, and the advocatis coastes and travel.
Page 111 - Scotland led in luve and le, Away wes sons of ale and brede, Of wyne and wax, of gamyn and gle : ' Oure gold wes changyd into lede, Cryst, borne into virgynyte, Succour Scotland and remede, That stad is in perplexyte...
Page 299 - Under the flaps of his saddle, each man carries a broad plate of metal ; behind the saddle, a little bag of oatmeal ; when they have eaten too much of the sodden flesh, and their...