Waverley novels. (Library ed.).

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Side 283 - My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here, My heart's in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer; A-chasing the wild deer, and following the roe, My heart's in the Highlands wherever I go...
Side 346 - And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
Side 142 - Amorites, that shed blood like water ; and many a proud serving-man, haughty of heart and bloody of hand, cringing to the rich, and making them wickeder than they would be ; grinding the poor to powder, when the rich had broken them to fragments. And mony, mony mair were coming and ganging, a' as busy in their vocation as if they had been alive.
Side 505 - You, sir — all — any of the gentlemen present," said the general —" all whom the vessel can contain are at liberty to embark uninterrupted by me ; but I advise none to go off who have not powerful reasons unconnected with the present meeting, for this will be remembered against no one.
Side 113 - I will never speak to you again as long as I live! I am perfectly serious. And besides, your father, while he in a...
Side 145 - ... neither more nor less. Sir John was silent again for a long time, and at last he said, very composedly, "Steenie, this story of yours concerns the honour of many a noble family besides mine ; and if it be a leasing-making, to keep yourself out of my danger, the least you can expect is to have a redhot iron driven through your tongue, and that will be as bad as scauding your fingers wi
Side 132 - Laurie had walth o' gear — could hunt wi' the hound and rin wi' the hare — and be Whig or Tory, saunt or sinner, as the wind stood. He was a professor in this Revolution warld, but he liked an orra sough of this warld, and a tune on the pipes weel aneugh at a...
Side 136 - Robert, that's gaen, drew it till him to count it, and write out the receipt, he was ta'en wi' the pains that removed him.' 'That was unlucky,' said Sir John, after a pause. 'But ye maybe paid it in the presence of somebody. I want but a talis qualis evidence, Stephen. I would go ower strictly to work with no poor man.
Side 140 - My gudesire scarce listened to this, but spurred his horse, with ' Gude e'en to you, freend.' But it 's like the stranger was ane that doesna lightly yield his point ; for, ride as Steenie liked, he was aye beside him at the selfsame pace. At last my gudesire, Steenie Steenson, grew half angry, and, to say the truth, half feared.
Side 130 - Hielandman wi' a roebuck. It was just, " Will ye tak the test ? " — if not, " Make ready — present — fire ! " — and there lay the recusant. Far and wide was Sir Robert hated and feared. Men thought he had a direct compact with Satan ; that he was proof against steel, and that bullets happed...

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