The Spottiswoode miscellany: a collection of original papers and tracts, illustrative chiefly of the civil and ecclesiastical history of Scotland ...
The Spottiswoode society, 1845 - Scotland
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Page 445 - I must not conceal, that when we saw the man whom they called our King, we found ourselves not at all animated by his presence, and if he was disappointed in us, we were tenfold more so in him. We saw nothing in him that looked like spirit.
Page 445 - His Countenance is pale, and perhaps he look'd more pale by Reason he had three Fits of an Ague, which took him two Days after his coming on Shore ; yet he seems to be Sanguine in his Constitution, and has something of a Vivacity in his Eye that perhaps would have been more visible if he had not been under dejected Circumstances and surrounded with Discouragement, which it must be...
Page 485 - ... age. He was tall and robust, and brave in the highest degree ; conducting the Highlanders in the most heroic manner, and always the first to rush, sword in hand, into the midst of the enemy. He used to say, when we advanced to the charge, ' I do not ask you, my lads, to go before, but merely to follow me.
Page 229 - Every parish had a tyrant, who made the greatest Lord in his district stoop to his authority. The kirk was the place where he kept his court ; the pulpit his throne or tribunal from whence he issued out his terrible decrees ; and twelve or fourteen sour ignorant enthusiasts, under the title of Elders, composed his council.
Page 498 - ... and deep ground, yet, for the most part, it was a fair field, and good for horse. After two or three hours they returned, and reported that the ground was rough and rugged, mossy and soft, so that no horse could be of use there...
Page 105 - He replied that the dew had fallen in the night and made his fusil rusty, and that he was scraping and cleaning it. The Prince, looking at it, was struck with something like a figure eaten into the barrel, with innumerable little holes closed together like friezed work on gold or silver, part of which the fellow had scraped away.
Page 49 - They repeated their demand, but he resolutely asserted his innocence, and begged them to put him out of his misery ; and as they were now getting tired of their labour...