Life of Lieut. General Hugh Mackay of Scoury: commander in chief of the forces in Scotland, 1689 and 1690, colonel commandant of the Scottish brigade, in the service of the States general, and a privy-counsellor in Scotland

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Laing & Forbes, 1836 - History - 213 pages
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Page 192 - Nor you, ye proud, impute to these the fault, ' If memory o'er their tomb no trophies raise, Where through the long-drawn aisle and fretted vault The pealing anthem swells the note of praise.
Page 135 - O let not our sins now cry against us for vengeance ; but hear us, thy poor servants, begging mercy and imploring thy help, and that thou wouldest be a defence unto us against the face of the enemy. Make it appear that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Page 135 - Stir up thy strength, O Lord, and come and help us; for thou givest not alway the battle to the strong, but canst save by many or by few.
Page 89 - I sought for merit wherever it was to be found. It is my boast, that I was the first minister who looked for it, and I found it in the mountains of the North. I called it forth, and drew...
Page 86 - He is as cunning as a fox, wise as a serpent, but as slippery as an eel. No government can trust him but where his own private interest is in view. He knows neither honour nor religion, but where they are mixed with interest, and then they serve as specious pretences. He is of a fair complexion ; has the gravity of a Spaniard ; now sixty years old.
Page 124 - THE Roman Catholics of this kingdom shall enjoy such privileges in the exercise of their religion, as are consistent with the laws of Ireland : or as they did enjoy in the reign of king Charles...
Page 129 - We lost in this action about five thousand men, and many brave officers. Here Mackay was killed, being ordered to a post that he saw could not be maintained. He sent his opinion about it ; but the former orders were confirmed ; so he went on, saying only, " The will of the Lord be done.
Page 136 - I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day,
Page 147 - Blair in 1Athole ; he marched on Saturday towards him, and within two miles of Blair about five at night they engaged ; and several inferior officers and soldiers that are come here this evening, give us the account, that after a sharp engagement, Dundee being much stronger, the Major-General was quite defeat, and I have yet heard of no officers of quality that have come off but Lt.
Page 134 - Mackay published a work called " Rules of War for the Infantry, ordered to be observed by their majesty's subjects encountering with the enemy on the day of battle," which concludes with this proof of his deeply pious and religious feeling. " Lastly, when all dispositions are made, and the army waiting for the signal to move towards the enemy, both officers and soldiers ought seriously to recommend (together with their souls and bodies) the care and protection of the cause for which they so freely...

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