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Macmillan and Company, Limited, 1896

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Страница 373 - My name is Norval: on the Grampian hills My father feeds his flocks; a frugal swain, Whose constant cares were to increase his store, And keep his only son, myself, at home.
Страница 266 - His fall was destined to a barren strand, A petty fortress, and a dubious hand; He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale.
Страница 247 - There's some say that we wan, And some say that they wan, And some say that nane wan at a', man : But one thing I'm sure That at Sheriffmuir A battle there was that I saw, man. And we ran, and they ran, And they ran, and we ran, And we ran, and they ran awa', man...
Страница 359 - ... before him, as it were, suspended in the air, a visible representation of the Lord Jesus Christ upon the cross, surrounded on all sides with a glory; and was impressed as if a voice, or something equivalent to a voice, had come to him to this effect, for he was not confident as to the very words; " Oh! sinner, did I suffer this for thee, and are these the returns?
Страница 334 - For resistance I could fear none, But with twenty ships had done What thou, brave and happy Vernon, Hast achieved with six alone. Then the Bastimentos never Had our foul dishonour seen, Nor the sea the sad receiver Of this gallant train had been. "Thus, like thee, proud Spain dismaying, And her galleons leading home, Though condemned for disobeying, I had met a traitor's doom; To have fallen, my country crying, He has played an English part, Had been better far than dying Of a grieved and broken...
Страница 161 - Who is on my side? who?" And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs. And he said, "Throw her down." So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses : and he trode her under foot.
Страница 363 - Charles put himself at the head of the second line, which was close behind the first, and addressed them in these words: — "Follow me, gentlemen, and by the blessing of " God, I will this day make you a free and happy people...
Страница 54 - It is a hard case that I am the last man to have law and justice in the whole nation.
Страница 30 - ... commander in chief, which he received that very morning by an express. This commander having learned how the duke had conducted the war, told him publicly, and with great plainness, that he had betrayed the king : that he heartily wished his commission had come a day sooner ; "for then," said he, "these rogues should never have troubled his majesty or the kingdom any more.
Страница 81 - ... the Duke of Monmouth seemed more concerned and desirous to live, and did behave himself not so well as I expected, nor so as one ought to have expected, from one who had taken upon him to be king. I have signed the warrant for his execution to-morrow.