Miscellanea Scotica: A Collection of Tracts Relating to the History, Antiquities, Topography, and Literature of Scotland, Volume 3

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Page 123 - Princes and people, are very remarkable, from this one consideration, (tho' there were no other evidence for it,) That the King of Kings, the Lord Jesus Christ, after his passion, and Resurrection, honoured them as it were the first, (though living in the...
Page 123 - Peter, whom he would always have to be over us, as our patron or protector. Upon the weighty consideration of these things, our most holy fathers, your predecessors, did, with many great and singular favours and privileges fence and secure this kingdom and people, as being the peculiar charge and care of the brother of St. Peter...
Page 42 - I do not come to you at five, you are not to tarry for me, but to fall on. This is by the King's special command, for the good and safety of the country, that these miscreants may be cut on", root and branch.
Page 42 - I will strive to be at you with a stronger party. If I do not come to you at five, you are not to tarry for me, but to fall on.
Page 72 - ... my heart, that if ever it please God to restore me, it is impossible I can be forgetful of your services and sufferings. Neither can there be any posts in the armies of my dominions but what you have just pretensions to. As for my son...
Page 126 - 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 96 - In December 1697, General Stirk, who commanded for the Germans, appeared with 16,000 men on the other side of the Rhine, which obliged the Marquis de Sell to draw out all the garrisons in Alsace, who made up about 4000 men ; and he encamped on the other side of the Rhine, over against General Stirk, to prevent his passing the Rhine and carrying a bridge over into an island in the middle of it, which the French foresaw would be of great prejudice to them. For the enemy's guns, placed on that island,...
Page 50 - Our fathers," said one orator, " sold their King for southern gold ; and we still lie under the reproach of that foul bargain. Let it not be said of us that we have sold our God !" Sir John Lauder of Fountainhall, one of the Senators of the College of Justice, suggested the words, "the persons commonly called Roman Catholics.
Page 58 - The winter is the only season," said the secretary, "in which we are sure the highlanders cannot escape us, nor carry their wives, bairns, and cattle to the mountains. It is the only time that they cannot escape you, for the human constitution cannot endure to be so long out of houses. This is the proper season to maul them in the cold long nights...
Page 124 - ... the due and lawful consent, and assent of all the people, made him our king and prince. To him we are obliged and resolved to adhere in all things, both upon the account of his right and his own merit, as being the person who hath restored the people's safety, in defence of their liberties.

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