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agus Alexander appear arms brother called Cameron Campbell Captain carried Castle Celtic century chief Clan Colonel command Company connection continued daughter death descended died Donald Duncan eyes face Farquharson father fire Gaelic give given Glasgow Glen hand head heart held Highland hills honour interest Inverness island issue James JOHN MACKAY known Lady land late letter light lived Loch Lochaber looked Lord Macdonald Mackintosh Maclean MacRae March married matters native never night North officers origin parish passed possession present received regiment round Scotland sent side sinn Society sons success taken thing took town turned West wind young
Page 89 - Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay: Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade; A breath can make them, as a breath has made; II But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied.
Page 156 - How loved, how honoured once, avails thee not To whom related, or by whom begot; A heap of dust alone remains of thee : 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be!
Page 40 - The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour: The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Page 167 - Next to this love of their chief is that of the particular branch whence they sprang ; and, in a third degree, to those of the whole clan or name, whom they will assist, right or wrong, against those of any other tribe with which they are at variance.
Page 167 - And, lastly, they have an adherence one to another as Highlanders in opposition to the people of the low country, whom they despise as inferior to them in courage, and believe they have a right to plunder them whenever it is in their power. This last arises from a tradition that the Lowlands in old times were the possessions of their ancestors. " The chief exercises an arbitrary authority over his vassals, determines...
Page 104 - We were entertained with the usual hospitality by Mr. Macdonald and his lady Flora Macdonald, a name that will be mentioned in history, and if courage and fidelity be virtues, mentioned with honour.
Page 197 - I do swear and as I shall answer to God at the great day of judgment...
Page 167 - The ordinary Highlanders esteem it the most sublime Degree of Virtue to love their Chief, and pay him a blind Obedience, although it be in Opposition to the Government, the Laws of the Kingdom, or even to the Law of God.
Page 83 - Sir, are you so grossly ignorant of human nature, as not to know that a man may be very sincere in good principles, without having good practice?
Page 41 - As when a shepherd of the Hebrid Isles*, Placed far amid the melancholy main, (Whether it be lone fancy him beguiles ; Or that aerial beings sometimes deign To stand embodied, to our senses plain) Sees on the naked hill, or valley low, The whilst in ocean Phoebus dips his wain, A vast assembly moving to and fro: Then all at once in air dissolves the wondrous show.