Tales of a Grandfather: Being Stories Taken from Scottish History. 2nd series, Volumen1

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Página 229 - Scotland, in doctrine, worship, discipline, and government, against our common enemies; the reformation of religion in the kingdoms of England and Ireland, in doctrine, worship, discipline, and government, according to the Word of God, and the example of the best reformed churches...
Página 278 - Now therefore gather the rest of the people together, and encamp against the city, and take it : lest I take the city, and it be called after my name.
Página 267 - Covenanters' horse off the field ; but the foot, though deserted by the horse, stood firm for some time, for they were veteran troops. At length they were routed on every point, and compelled to fly with great loss.
Página 272 - Airlie," and that of the Stirlingshire cavaliers for that of Menstrie,* doomed this magnificent pile to flames and ruin. The destruction of many a meaner habitation by the same unscrupulous and unsparing spirit of vengeance has been long forgotten, but the majestic remains of Castle Campbell still excite a sigh in those that view them, over the miseries of civil war. After similar acts of ravage, not to be justified, though not...
Página 294 - ... devotions. He was even in this task interrupted by the Presbyterian minister in attendance, who demanded of him whether he desired the benefit of his prayers, and those of the assembled people. Sir Robert replied, that he earnestly demanded the prayers of the people, but rejected those of the preacher; for that, in his opinion, God had expressed his displeasure against Scotland, by sending a lying spirit into the mouth of the prophets, — a far greater curse, he said, than those of sword, fire,...
Página 193 - As the reader of the prayers announced the Collect for the day, an old woman named Jenny Geddes, who kept a green-stall in the High Street, bawled out — " The deil colick in the wame of thee, thou false thief ! dost thou say the mass at my lug 1 " With that she flung at the dean's head the stool upon which she had been sitting, and a wild tumult instantly commenced.
Página 20 - ... or a cow to furnish his family with milk ; and that both the hunter and the agriculturist must give a share of the produce of the chase, and a proportion of the grain, to the third man, to obtain from him clothes and shoes. Each is thus accommodated with what he wants a great deal better, and more easily, by every one following a separate occupation, than they could possibly have been had each of the three been hunter, farmer, and tailor, in his own person, practising two of the trades awkwardly...
Página 53 - Underneath this marble hearse Lies the subject of all verse — Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother. Death, ere thou hast slain another Wise, and fair, and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.

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