The Memoirs of James, Marquis of Montrose, 1639-1650

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Longmans, Green, 1893 - Scotland - 551 pages
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Page 312 - And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women.
Page 528 - Let them bestow on every airth a limb, Then open all my veins that I may swim To Thee, my Maker, in that crimson lake ; Then place my parboiled head upon a stake, Scatter my ashes, strew them in the air.
Page xx - Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging : and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Page 262 - ... nothing to say for it, it being so undeniable, and to all the world so known a truth, casting himself in their hands, they, contrary to all faith and paction, trust of friends, duty of subjects, laws of hospitality, nature, nations, divine and human, for which there hath never been precedent, nor can ever be a follower, most infamously, and beyond all imaginable expression of invincible baseness, to the blush of Christians and abomination of mankind, sold their sovereign over to their merciless...
Page 499 - Great, good, and just ! could I but rate My griefs, and thy too rigid fate ; I'd weep the world to such a strain, As it should deluge once again ; " But since thy loud-tongued blood demands supplies, More from Briareus' hands than Argus' eyes ; I'll sing thy obsequies with trumpet sounds, And write thy epitaph with blood and wounds.
Page xlii - A Complete History of the Wars in Scotland; Under the Conduct of the Illustrious James Marquis of Montrose, in two Parts.
Page 16 - Covenant which we have soe solemnlie sworne and already signed, to wed and study all public ends which may tend to the safety both of Religion, Laws, and Liberties, of this poor Kingdom...
Page 498 - ... of the foot as were taken prisoners within the city. This battle to God's glory and our Prince's good was fought the first day of September. " From thence we marched straight to Aberdeen, only surprizing such as withstood us, with little or no skirmishing till the 13th of the same month.
Page 272 - ... to give the least impediment to your proceedings, we think fit to let you know, that as we conceive that your preparations have been one effectual motive, that has induced them to make the said address to us; so your vigorous proceeding will be a good means to bring them to such moderation in the said treaty as probably may produce an agreement, and a present union of that whole nation in our service.
Page 16 - Now finding how that, by the particular and indirect practising of a few, the country, and cause now depending, does so much suffer, do heartily hereby bind and oblige ourselves, out of our duty to all these respects above...

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