Letters from the North Highlands, During the Summer 1816

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817 - Highlands (Scotland) - 364 pages
 

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Page 361 - Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence ; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation ; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Page 170 - Whence he goes on in his, of the third of December, to say, That since the government cannot oblige them, it is obliged to ruin some of them to weaken and frighten the rest, and that the Macdonalds will fall in this net. And, in effect, seems even from that time, which was almost a month before the expiring of the king's indemnity, to project with Lieutenant-Colonel Hamilton, that some of them should be rooted out and destroyed. His majesty's proclamation of indemnity was published in August, 1691,...
Page 103 - Here sat the conquerors of the world, coolly to enjoy the tortures and death of men who had never offended them. Two aqueducts were scarcely sufficient to wash off the human blood which a few hours' sport shed in this imperial shambles.
Page 79 - Or caught the orient blush of quick surprise, How sweetly mutable, how brightly wild, The liquid lustre darted from her eyes? Each look, each motion waked a new-born grace, That o'er her form its transient glory cast: Some lovelier wonder soon usurp'd the place, Chased by a charm still lovelier than the last.
Page 244 - I have been bullied by an usurper, I have been neglected by a court, but I will not be dictated to by a subject ; your man shan't stand. " ANNE, DORSET, PEMBRoKE,
Page 362 - Opposed to this are superstitious consecrations, such as are common among the Papists. Thus far of the solemn and reverential mention of the name of God. We are next to consider the duty of making a consistent, and, when necessary, an open profession of his true worship. This is enjoined Matt.
Page 191 - ... shift you, and better not meddle with them than not to do it to purpose, to cut off that nest of robbers who have fallen in the mercy of the law, now when there is force and opportunity, whereby the king's justice will be as conspicuous and useful as his clemency to others. I apprehend the storm is so great, that for some time you can do little, but so soon as possible I know you will be at work, for these false people will do nothing but as they see you in a condition to do with them.
Page 173 - Glenco begged with tears that he might be admitted to take it, and promised to bring in all his people within a short time to do the like ; and if any of them refused they should be imprisoned or sent to Flanders. Upon which Ardkinlas says, He did administer...
Page 197 - Glenco-men from the rest, did, in place of prescribing a vindication of public justice, order them to be cut off and rooted out in earnest, and to purpose, and that suddenly, and secretly, and quietly, and all on a sudden, which are the express terms of the said letters ; and comparing them and the other letters with what ensued, appear to have been the only warrant and cause of their slaughter, which in effect was a barbarous murder, perpetrated by the persons deponed against. And...
Page 164 - I will strive to be at you with a stronger party. If I do not come to you at five, you are not to tarry for me, but to fall on.

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