Waverley Novels, Volume 7

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Robert Cadell, Edinburgh, and Whittaker & Company London., 1829
 

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Page ix - Loch Veol's Heights, And by Loch Lomond's Braes ! And, far and near, through vale and hill, Are faces that attest the same ; The proud heart flashing through the eyes. At sound of ROB ROY'S name.
Page 235 - It happened one day about noon, going towards my boat, I was exceedingly surprised with the print of a man's naked foot on the shore, which was very^ plain to be seen in the sand.
Page xliii - What need of Books ? Burn all the Statutes and their shelves : They stir us up against our Kind ; And worse, against Ourselves.
Page xciii - MacGregor was brave and intrepid, but, at the same time, somewhat whimsical and singular. When advancing to the charge with his company, he received five wounds, two of them from balls that pierced his body through and through. Stretched on the ground, with his head resting on his hand, he called out loudly to the Highlanders of his company, " My lads, I am not dead. By G—, I shall see if any of you does not do his duty.
Page xliii - For why ? — because the good old rule Sufficeth them, the simple plan, That they should take, who have the power, And they should keep who can.
Page lxii - Rob Roy he stood watch On a hill for to catch The booty, for aught that I saw, man ; For he ne'er advanced From the place where he stanced, Till nae mair was to do there at a', man...
Page xliv - Tis God's appointment who must sway, And who is to submit. "Since, then, the rule of right is plain, And longest life is but a day; To have my ends, maintain my rights, I'll take the shortest way.
Page 47 - ... narrative. At the time, this person's conduct only inspired me with contempt, and confirmed me in an opinion which I already entertained, that of all the propensities which teach mankind to torment themselves, that of causeless fear is the most irritating, busy, painful, and pitiable. CHAPTER IV. The Scots are poor, cries surly English pride.
Page 62 - It was a young lady, the loveliness of whose very striking features was enhanced by the animation of the chase and the glow of the exercise, mounted on a beautiful horse, jet black unless where he was flecked by spots of the snow- whits foam which embossed his bridle.
Page 68 - that is," said she, correcting herself — " I should be rather like the wild hawk, who, barred the free exercise of his soar through heaven, will dash himself to pieces against the bars of his cage.

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