Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Volume 40

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Page 212 - This Figure, that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut ; Wherein the Graver had a strife With Nature, to out-doo the life: O, could he but have drawne his wit As well in brasse, as he hath hit His face ; the print would then surpasse All that was ever writ in brasse. But, since he cannot, Reader, looke Not on his Picture, but his Booke.
Page 87 - that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.
Page 100 - I have drawn my sword in the present generous struggle for the rights of men, yet I am not in arms as an American, nor am I in pursuit of riches. My fortune is liberal enough, having no wife nor family, and having lived long enough to know that riches cannot insure happiness.
Page 99 - Had the earl been on board the Ranger the following evening, he would have seen the awful pomp and dreadful carnage of a sea engagement, both affording ample subject for the pencil, as well as melancholy reflection for the contemplative mind. Humanity starts back from such scenes of horror, and cannot sufficiently execrate the vile promoters of this detestable war. "For they, 't was they unsheathed the ruthless blade, And Heaven shall ask the havoc it has made.
Page 212 - This Figure, that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut ; Wherein the Grauer had a strife With Nature, to out-doo the life : O, could he but haue...
Page 101 - Scotland was to take you as an hostage for the lives and liberty of a number of the citizens of America, who had been taken in war on the ocean, and committed to British prisons, under an Act of Parliament, as traitors, pirates, and felons.
Page 90 - I do not wish to distress the poor inhabitants ; my intention is only to demand your contribution towards the reimbursement which Britain owes to the much injured citizens of America.
Page 126 - Bon Homme Richard, I found her in the greatest distress ; her quarters and counter on the lower deck entirely drove in, and the whole of her lower...
Page 101 - L'Orient, that I could trust with a charge of so delicate a nature as your plate, and I had great reason to expect I should return to France within six months after I embarked for America; but circumstances in America, prevented my returning to Europe during the war, though I had constant expectation of it. The long delay that has happened to the restoration of your plate has given me much concern, and I now feel a proportionate pleasure in fulfilling what was my first intention. My motive for landing...
Page 77 - I confirm the truth of the report you have heard, and inform you that my marriage took place this very morning, you will pardon me if I add no more than that I have the honour to be, ' Madam, your most obedient ' And most humble servant, LIONEL MORTIMER...

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