Memoirs of the Pretenders and their adherents

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Page 249 - Tis the summons of heroes for conquest or death, When the banners are blazing on mountain and heath ; They call to the dirk, the claymore, and the targe, To the march and the muster, the line and the charge.
Page 128 - ... into four quarters; and these must be at the king's disposal. And God Almighty be merciful to your souls...
Page 62 - He there found a multitude of people at work, and every one doing what seemed good in his own eyes; no subordination, no order, no concert. The Jacobites had wrought one another up to look upon the success of the present designs as infallible...
Page 234 - Lochiel, who, my father has often told me, was our firmest friend, may stay at home, and learn from the newspapers the fate of his prince." "No," said Lochiel, " I'll share the fate of my prince ; and so shall every man over whom nature or fortune hath given me any power.
Page 72 - There's some say that we wan, Some say that they wan, Some say that nane wan at a', man; But one thing I'm sure, That at Sheriffmuir A battle there was, which I saw, man; And we ran, and they ran, and they ran, and we ran, And we ran and they ran awa', man.
Page 220 - Obrian forbid any of those who were sitting to rise ; he saluted none of us, and we only made a low bow at a distance. I chanced to be one of those who were standing when he came in, and he took his seat near me, but immediately started up again, and caused me sitt down by him upon a chest.
Page 148 - Wednesday, on which day the ambassador's coach and six was to go down to meet his brother. My Lord put on a livery, and went down in the retinue, without the least suspicion, to Dover, where Mr. Mitchell (which was the name of the ambassador's servant) hired a small vessel, and immediately set sail for Calais. The passage was so remarkably short, that the captain threw out this reflection, that the wind could not have served better if his passengers had been flying for their lives, little thinking...
Page 309 - Charles came to the palace, he dismounted, and walked along the piazza, towards the apartment of the Duke of Hamilton. When he was near the door, which stood open to receive him, a gentleman stepped out of the crowd, drew his sword, and raising his arm aloft, walked up stairs before Charles.
Page 148 - Mills, who, by the time, had recovered himself from his astonishment ; that he had returned to her house, where she had found him, and that he had removed my Lord from the first place, where she had desired him to wait, to the house of a poor woman directly opposite to the guard-house.
Page 270 - Highland clothes, and that at tying the latchets of his shoes, he solemnly declared that he would be up with Mr. Cope before they were unloosed.

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