A True History of Several Honourable Families of the Right Honourable Name of Scott: In the Shires of Roxburgh and Selkirk, and Others Adjacent Gathering Out of Ancient Chronicles, Histories, and Traditions of Our Fathers

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Heritage Books, 1894 - Всего страниц: 179
A family history originally published in 1688. S0517HB - $23.00

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Стр. 7 - Somewhat unruly, and very ill to tame. I would have none think that I call them thieves, For, if I did, it would be arrant lies.
Стр. 159 - would have been well that his zeal had stopped there. But he took arms, and intrigued in their cause, until he lost all he had in the world, and, as I have heard, run a narrow risk of being hanged, had it not been. for the interference of Anne, Duchess of Buccleuch and Monmouth.
Стр. 8 - Free-hooters venture both Life and Limb, Good wife, and bairn, and every other thing ; He must do so, or else must starve and die ; For all his lively-hood comes of the Enemie : His Substance, Being, and his House most tight, Yet he may chance to loss all in a night ; Being driven to poverty, he must needs a Free-booter be...
Стр. 152 - Duke," resigned into the hands of the Queen his titles of Duke of Queensberry, Marquis of Dumfriesshire, Earl of Drumlanrig and Sanquhar, Viscount of Nith, Torthorwald, and Ross...
Стр. 141 - According to ancient family tradition, Buccleuch was presented to Elizabeth, who, with her usual rough and peremptory address, demanded of him, " how he dared to undertake an enterprise so desperate and presumptuous ? " —
Стр. 8 - ... comes of the enemie: His substance, being, and his house most tight, Yet he may chance to lose all in a night; Being driven to poverty, he must needs a freebooter be, Yet for vulgar calumnies there is no remedie: An arrant liar calls a freebooter a thief, A freebooter may be many a man's relief: A freebooter will offer no man wrong, Nor will take none at any hand; He spoils more enemies now and then, Than many hundreds of your marshal men: Near to a border frontier in time of war: There ne'er...
Стр. 142 - But a rougher beast than Red Rowan I ween my legs have ne'er bestrode. " And mony a time,

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Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 15, 1771. He began his literary career by writing metrical tales. The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Marmion, and The Lady of the Lake made him the most popular poet of his day. Sixty-five hundred copies of The Lay of the Last Minstrel were sold in the first three years, a record sale for poetry. His other poems include The Vision of Don Roderick, Rokeby, and The Lord of the Isles. He then abandoned poetry for prose. In 1814, he anonymously published a historical novel, Waverly, or, Sixty Years Since, the first of the series known as the Waverley novels. He wrote 23 novels anonymously during the next 13 years. The first master of historical fiction, he wrote novels that are historical in background rather than in character: A fictitious person always holds the foreground. In their historical sequence, the Waverley novels range in setting from the year 1090, the time of the First Crusade, to 1700, the period covered in St. Roman's Well (1824), set in a Scottish watering place. His other works include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, and The Bride of Lammermoor. He died on September 21, 1832.

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