The History and Traditions of the Isle of Skye

E. Forsyth, 1871 - 161 sider

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Side 125 - The gentlemen however persisted in their resolution, while he as strenuously continued to take the merciful side. John M'Kenzie, who sat watching at the door of the hut, and overheard the debate, said in Erse, " Well, well ; he must be shot. You are the king, but we are the parliament, and will do what we choose.
Side 108 - Alas, may it please your excellency, what can I do for you ? for I am but a poor auld man, and can do very little for mysell.' ' Why,' said the Prince, ' the service I am to put you upon I know you can perform very well. It is that you may go with letters from me to Sir Alexander MacDonald and the Laird of MacLeod. I desire therefore to know if you will undertake this piece of service ; for I am really convinced that these gentlemen for all that they have done, will do all in their power to protect...
Side 98 - Sir Alexander Macdonald and I not only gave no sort of countenance to these people, but we used all the interest we had with our neighbours to follow the same prudent method, and I am persuaded we have done it with that success, that not one man of any consequence benorth the Grampians will give any sort of assistance to this mad rebellious attempt.
Side 120 - the graceful mien and manly looks/' which our popular Scotch song has justly attributed to that character. He had his Tartan plaid thrown about him, a large blue bonnet with a knot of black ribband like a cockade, a brown short coat of a kind of duffil, a Tartan waistcoat with gold buttons and gold button-holes, a bluish philibeg, and Tartan hose. He had jet black hair tied behind, and was a large stately man, with a steady sensible countenance.
Side 150 - Like all the other popular furies, it infected not only those who had reason to complain of their situation or injuries, but those who were most favoured and most comfortably settled. In the beginning of 1772 my grandfather, who had always been a most beneficent and beloved chieftain, but whose necessities had lately induced him to raise his rents, became much alarmed by this new spirit which had reached his clan. Aged and infirm, he was unable to apply the remedy in person ; he devolved the task...
Side 149 - They were themselves the destroyers of that pleasing influence. Sucked into the vortex of the nation and allured to the capitals, they degenerated from patriarchs and chieftains to landlords ; and they became as anxious for increase of rent as the new-made lairds — the now homines— the mercantile purchasers of the Lowlands.
Side 90 - Supremely blest by heaven, heav'n's richest grace Confest is thine, an early blooming race, Whose pleasing smiles shall guardian Wisdom arm, Divine instruction ! taught of thee to charm. What transports shall they to thy soul impart! (The conscious transports of a parent's heart.) When thou behold'st them of each grace possest, And sighing youths imploring to be blest, After thy image form'd with charms like thine, Or in the visit, or the dance to shine.
Side 152 - We found nothing but civility, elegance, and plenty. After the usual refreshments, and the usual conversation, the evening came upon us. The carpet was then rolled off the floor ; the musician was called, and the whole company was invited to dance, nor did ever fairies trip with greater alacrity.
Side 144 - Where, notwithstanding the difference of religion, Such extraordinary honours were paid to his memory As had never graced that of any other British subject Since the death of Sir Philip Sidney.
Side 5 - Bragela ; she that I left in the Isle of Mist, the spouse of Semo's son ! Dost thou raise thy fair face from the rock to find the sails of Cuthullin ? The sea is rolling distant far ; its white foam deceives thee for my sails.

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