Memoirs of the Pretenders and their adherents


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Seite 152 - Yet, when the rage of battle ceased, The victor's soul was not appeased ; The naked and forlorn must feel Devouring flames, and murdering steel ! The pious mother, doomed to death, Forsaken, wanders o'er the heath ; The bleak wind whistles round her head, Her helpless orphans cry for bread ; Bereft of shelter, food, and friend, She views the shades of night descend, And stretched beneath the inclement skies, Weeps o'er her tender babes, and dies.
Seite 40 - I see, gentlemen, you are determined to stay in Scotland and defend your country; but I am not less resolved to try my fate in England, though I should go alone.
Seite 53 - ... which a crowd of people had formed round them. Having continued for some time to manoeuvre in this way, those of the inhabitants of Manchester who were attached to the house of Stuart, took arms, and flew to the assistance of Dickson, to rescue him from the fury of the mob ; so that he soon had five or six hundred men to aid him, who dispersed the crowd in a very short time.
Seite 109 - Of all the palaces so fair, Built for the royal dwelling In Scotland, far beyond compare Linlithgow is excelling; And in its park, in jovial June, How sweet the merry linnet's tune, How blithe the blackbird's lay! The wild buck bells from ferny brake, The coot dives merry on the lake, The saddest heart might pleasure take To see all nature gay.
Seite 201 - I have sent your daughter from this country, lest she should be any way frightened with the troops lying here. She has got one Betty Burke, an Irish girl, who, as she tells me, is a good spinster. If her spinning pleases you, you may keep her till she spins all your lint ; or, if you have any wool to spin, you may employ her.
Seite 32 - That our family has suffered exile during these fifty-seven years, everybody knows. Has the nation, during that period of time, been the more happy and flourishing for it? Have you found reason to love and cherish your governors, as the fathers of the people of Great Britain and Ireland ? Has a family, upon whom a faction unlawfully bestowed the diadem of a rightful prince, retained a due sense of so great a trust and favour?
Seite 308 - What has your family done, sir, thus to draw down the vengeance of Heaven on every branch of it, through so many ages...
Seite 25 - As for the young man that is come " among us to seek an earthly crown, we beseech " thee in mercy take him to thyself, and give him " a crown of glory ! " Forbearance in such a case was easy, but in that of Edinburgh Castle it involved a heavy sacrifice.
Seite 278 - The Cage was no larger than to contain six or seven persons ; four of whom were frequently employed playing at cards, one idle looking on, one baking, and another firing bread and cooking.
Seite 147 - ... near the shore. The night seemed to favour the attempt, for it was both dark and rainy. As soon as they got on board, Anne Bonny, having a drawn sword in one hand and a pistol in the other...

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