Wallace, Or, The Life and Acts of Sir William Wallace of Ellerslie

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Maurice Ogle, 1869 - Guerrillas - 436 pages
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Page 44 - It sail be wrocht as thow may se ws do. " Thow gettis no mendis; quhat wald thow wordis mar?" Sadly awisit Wallace remembrith him thar On the promyss he maid his eyme befor: 50 Resoun him rewllyt, as than he did no mor. The horss thai tuk for awentur mycht befall, Laid on thar sowme, syne furth the way couth call. Thar tyryt sowmir so left thai in to playne. Wallace raturnd towart the court agayne; 55 In the mursyde sone with his eyme he mett, Fol. 14 b And tauld how thai the way for his man sett:...
Page 74 - Quhy he sufferyt he suld sic paynys pruff. He wyst nocht weill giff it wes Goddis will, Rycht or wrang his fortoun to fullfill : Hade he plesd God, he trowit it mycht nocht be He suld him thoill in sic perplexite.
Page xi - Prioris Alnwicensis de bello Scotico apud Dumbarr, tempore regis Edwardi I. dictamen sive rithmus Latinus, quo de Willielmo Wallace, Scotico illo Robin Whood, plura sed invidiose canit.
Page 381 - There is also far more unquestionable evidence as to the cause of this severe retaliation than is generally supposed. Lord Hailes has still quoted Barbour as an historian of undoubted veracity. Speaking of Crystal of Seton, he says :— It wes gret sorow sekyrly, That so worthy persoune as he Suld on sic maner hangyt be. Thusgate endyt his worthynes. And off Crauford als Schyr Ranald wes.
Page 135 - That montayne is, quhar he the had on hycht, " Knawlage to haiff off wrang that [thow] mon rycht. " The fyr sail be fell tithingis, or ye part, " Quhilk will be tald in mony syndry art. " I can nocht witt quhat qweyn at it suld be, 130 " Quhethir fortoun, or our lady so fre.
Page 24 - A woman syne of the Newtoun of Ayr, ' Till him scho went fra he was fallyn thar; ' And on hir kneis rycht lawly thaim besocht, ' To purchess leiff scho mycht thine with him fayr. Fol. 8 b ' In lychtlyness tyll hyr thai grant it thair. 320 ' Our the wattyr on till hir houss him brocht, ' To beryss him als gudlye as scho mocht.
Page 210 - And God be juge, he kennys the mater haill." ' Sic mendis,' scho said, ' war nocht rycht gud, think me : Pes now war best, and it mycht purchest be. Wald yhe grant pes, and trwys with ws tak, Throuch all Ingland we suld gar prayeris mak 1310 For yow, and thaim at in the wer war lost.
Page iii - That a man born blind should excel in any science is sufficiently extraordinary, though by no means without example; but that he should become an excellent poet is almost miraculous; because the soul of poetry is description. Perhaps, therefore, it may be easily assumed, that Henry was not inferior in point of genius either to Barhour or Chaucer, nor indeed to any poet of any age or country...
Page 359 - Na charge I had off king nor othir lord; Gret harm I thocht his gud deid suld be smord. I haiff said her ner as the process gais; And fenyeid nocht for frendschip nor for fais. Costis herfor was no man bond to me; 1440 In this sentence I had na will to be, Bot in als mekill as I rahersit nocht Sa worthely as nobill Wallace wrocht.
Page 72 - In to gret ire he send thaim furth on raw. Quhen he allayne Wallace was lewyt thar, The awfull blast aboundyt mekill mayr. Than trowit he weill thai had his lugyng seyne ; 190 His suerd he drew of nobill mettall keyne, Syn furth he went quhar at he hard the horne.

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