The Scots Peerage: Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of that Kingdom, Volume 1

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James Balfour Paul
D. Douglas, 1904 - Nobility

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Page 567 - When they were to be brought from the Tower in separate coaches, there was some dispute in which the axe must go— old Balmerino cried,
Page 573 - The Story of Burnt Njal ; Or, Life in Iceland at the end of the Tenth Century.
Page 567 - For Lord Balmerino, he is the most natural brave old fellow I ever saw: the highest intrepidity, even to indifference. At the bar he behaved like a soldier and a man; in the intervals of form, with carelessness and humour.
Page 573 - Forty years ago Mr. Skene published a small historical work on the Scottish Highlands which has ever since been appealed to as an authority, but which has long been out of print. The promise of this youthful effort is amply fulfilled in the three weighty volumes of his maturer years. As a work of historical research it ought in our opinion to take a very high rank."— Times.
Page 567 - I AM this moment come from the conclusion of the greatest and most melancholy scene I ever yet saw ! you will easily guess it was the trials of the rebel Lords. As it was the most interesting sight, it was the most solemn and fine : a coronation is a puppet-show, and all the splendour of it idle ; but this sight at once feasted one's eyes and engaged all one's passions. It began last Monday; three...
Page 479 - Had Prince Charles slept during the whole of the expedition, and allowed Lord George Murray to act for him according to his own judgment, there is every reason for supposing he would have found the crown of Great Britain on his head when he awoke.
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Page 405 - June 1646. My Lord Aston and Tildesley The greatest of my misfortunes is that I cannot reward such gallant and loyal subjects as you are, as I ought or would : for the present I must deal freely with you, and give you my directions • which is, that...
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Page 568 - Friend, I never had much money ; this is all I have. I wish it was more, for your sake, and am sorry I can add nothing else to it but my coat and waistcoat, which he instantly took off, and laid upon his coffin.

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