History of the Transactions in Scotland in the Years 1715-16 and 1745-46: Containing an Authentic Detail of the Dangers Prince Charles Encountered After the Battle of Culloden, Band 2


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Seite 65 - Charles, Prince of Wales, &c. ; Regent of the kingdoms of Scotland, England, France, and Ireland, and the dominions thereunto belonging.
Seite 326 - ... honour), which the Macdonalds had at the battles of Preston and Falkirk, and have had, they say, from time immemorial. The Duke of Perth, in the battle of Culloden, stood at the head of the Glengary regiment ; and hearing the men murmur (for they murmured aloud), said to them, that if the Macdonalds behaved •with their usual valour, they would make a right of the left, and he would call himself Macdonald."— Ibid.
Seite 28 - Charles, by the grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c.
Seite 139 - Charles, notwithstanding this formidable opposition, determined to proceed. He had received assurances from France, that a considerable body of troops would be landed on the southern coast of Britain, to make a diversion in his favour ; and...
Seite 427 - There were first some rows of trees laid down, in order to level a floor for the habitation ; and as the place was steep, this raised the lower side to an equal height with the other ; and these trees, in the way of joists or planks, were levelled with earth and gravel. There were betwixt the trees, growing naturally on their own roots, some stakes fixed in the earth, which, with the trees, were interwoven with ropes, made of heath and birch twigs...
Seite 82 - ... principles, or views, set in opposition to one another ; I therefore earnestly require it of my friends, to give as little loose as possible to such passions ; this will prove the most effectual means to prevent the same in the enemies of our royal cauae. And this my declaration will vindicate to all 'Proceedings in Edinburgh. posterity the nobleness of my undertaking, and the generosity of my intentions.
Seite 428 - Cage ; and by chance there happened to be two stones at a small distance from one another, in the side next the precipice, resembling the pillars of a chimney, where the fire was placed. The smoke had its vent out here, all along the face of the rock, which was so much of the same colour, that one could discover no difference in the clearest day. 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...
Seite 371 - 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 6 - Their design was to sail round Ireland, and land in the western part of Scotland ; but falling in with the Lion, an English ship of the line, a very obstinate and bloody action ensued. The Elizabeth was so disabled that she could not prosecute the voyage, and with difficulty reached the harbour...
Seite 390 - Sir, whom you mean by the young Pretender, I do not pretend to guess ; but I can assure you it is not the fashion in Sky to lay mistress and maid in the same bed together.

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