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A Legend of Montrose

By: Sir Walter Scott

...g these ancient authorities, I must not forget the more modern sketch of a Scottish soldier of the old fashion, by a masterhand, in the character of L... ...ssess- ing many and powerful friends even north of the Forth and T ay,—the Scottish Convention of Estates saw no danger suf- ficient to induce them to... ... Charles and his subjects of Scotland had been carefully observed; but the Scottish rulers were well aware that this peace had been ex- torted from th... ...y a poor and discontented nobility, under whom it was officered chiefly by Scottish soldiers of fortune, who had served in the German wars until they ... ...s of his domination, had fired the train, by attempting to impose upon the Scottish people church ceremonies foreign to their habits and opinions. The... ...ent, he contrived at once to gratify and to elude the eager desires of the Presbyterians, by qualifying the obli- gation to reform the Church of Engla...

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A Child's History of England

By: Charles Dickens

...d afterwards, where his sis ter, who was young and beautiful, married the Scottish King. Edgar himself was not important enough for anybody to care m... ...ng away from Dover, where he happened to be), and went on to Lon don. The Scottish King, with whom many of the Northern English Lords had taken refug... ... Merton Abbey upon these conditions, and journeyed away to see his wife: a Scottish Princess who was then at St. Edmund’s Bury. Almost as soon as he h... ...ried to Margaret, King Edward’s sister. All their children being dead, the Scottish crown became the right of a young Princess only eight years old, t... ...Bor der land where England and Scotland joined. There, he called upon the Scottish gentlemen to meet him at the Castle of Norham, on the English side... ...the Covenanters; and Sharp, a traitor who had once been the friend of the Presbyterians and be trayed them, was made Archbishop of St. Andrew’s, to ... ...ad turned Catholic himself, and pretended that he knew of a plot among the Presbyterians against the King’s life. This was very pleasant to the Duke o...

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On Heroes, Hero-Worship, And the Heroic in History

By: Thomas Carlyle

... is one. Hynde Etin, and still more decisively Red Etin of Ireland, in the Scottish Ballads, these are both derived from Norseland; Etin is evi- dentl... ...gether could not be? High Duchesses, and ostlers of inns, gather round the Scottish rustic, Burns;—a strange feeling dwelling in each that they never ... ..., with universal three- times-three! It seems to me hard measure that this Scottish man, now after three hundred years, should have to plead like a cu... ...soul of all the British lands came among us in the shape of a hard- handed Scottish Peasant. 160 Thomas Carlyle His Father, a poor toiling man, tried... ...ain with. You must get out of that man’s way, or put him out of yours! The Presbyterians, in their de- spair, were still for believing Charles, though...

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The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater

By: Thomas de Quincey

...hunted through all sorts of tortures, yields a break- fast roll that (as a Scottish baker observed to me) is ‘not just that bad.’ Certainly not: not e... ... never said the thing ascribed to him here as any formal judgment, or what Scottish law would call deliver- ance, upon the ‘Hyperion.’ As to what he m... ...extravagant that the malice of those times could invent against either the Presbyterians or the Independents: and for this I suppose amongst other def...

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The Chaplet of Pearls

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...ill at the great door at the foot of the stairs she encountered a gigantic Scottish archer, armed to the teeth. She touched his arm, and standing with... ... and where could they be had? His grand- mother had been the daughter of a Scottish nobleman in the French service, and he had once seen a nephew of h... ...nger above mentioned, begged him to find out from Sir Robert Melville, the Scottish En- voy, all he could about the family whose designation he wrote ... ...rriage. This was Ambroise’s usual entrance, and it was merely guarded by a Scottish archer, who probably observed noth- ing. They then mounted the sto... ...eir ministry. There then was convoked the National Synod, answering to the Scottish General Assembly, excepting that the perse- cuted French Presbyter... ...g to the Scottish General Assembly, excepting that the perse- cuted French Presbyterians met in a different place every year. Delegated pastors there ...

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Lay Morals

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...EW MCCORMICK MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL AND ABOUT FIFTY OTHER TRUE COVENANTED PRESBYTERIANS WHO WERE KILLED IN THIS PLACE IN THEIR OWN INOCENT SELF DEFEN... ... as a gorge in Peru, a haunt of German robbers, and a peaceful vale in the Scottish borders. There is a sad absence of strik- ing argument or real liv...

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