Waverley Novels, Volume 15

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Adam and Charles Black, 1852

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Pagina 3 - For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints, whom all men grant To be the true church militant ; Such as do build their faith upon The holy text of pike and gun ; Decide all controversies by Infallible artillery ; And prove their doctrine orthodox By apostolic blows and knocks...
Pagina 160 - Of these the false Achitophel was first, A name to all succeeding ages curst : For close designs and crooked counsels fit, Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit...
Pagina 248 - The march begins, in military state, And nations on his eye suspended wait; Stern Famine guards the solitary coast, And Winter barricades the realms of Frost; He comes...
Pagina 314 - I am as free as nature first made man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran.
Pagina 316 - I be free as thy forefathers. Own no lord — receive no law — take no hire— give no stipend — build no hut — enclose no pasture — sow no grain ; — let the deer of the mountain be thy flocks and herds — if these fail thee, prey upon the goods of our oppressors — of the Saxons, and of such Gael as are Saxons in their souls, valuing herds and flocks more than honour and freedom.
Pagina 219 - Bless us! what a word on A title-page is this! and some in file Stand spelling false, while one might walk to MileEnd Green. Why is it harder, sirs, than Gordon, Colkitto, or Macdonnel, or Galasp? Those rugged names to our like mouths grow sleek, That would have made Quintilian stare and gasp.
Pagina 336 - Revolution, as traditions of no very distant date represent him as cruizing about in that country, very old, very deaf, and very full of interminable stories about the immortal Gustavus Adolphus, the Lion of the North, and the bulwark of the Protestant Faith.
Pagina 302 - So high in thoughts as I ; you left a kiss Upon these lips then, which I mean to keep From you for ever ; I did hear you talk Far above singing ; after you were gone, I grew acquainted with my heart, and search'd What stirr'd it so. Alas ! I found it love, Yet far from lust, for could I but have liv'd In presence of you, I had had my end.
Pagina 54 - Did often tremble at his horrid vew ; And oft, for dread of hurt, would him advise The angry beastes not rashly to despise, Nor too much to provoke ; for he would learne The...

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