The Delineator Volume 61, No. 3

The Delineator Volume 61, No. 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...to torture her. Her love, her still poignant memories, she cast them all into that fine edge of fiery suffering where the elements of our moral nature refine themselves to the burning point; and even before she reached home she had tasted the austere sweetness of such sacrifice. She remembered Donald; she would have to smile and tell him and Lady Fraser all she had seen. She must do it cheerfully, too, for they had sent her with such loving goodwill. And in this resolute conquest of self she found her strength and discovered that the surest way to happiness is to live for others. Public events soon, however, put Sara MacArgall's wedding out of mind. In three days Cope was near Edinburgh, and Prince Charles went out to meet him. All business was in suspense; people scarcely ate or slept; the coming battle was the sink or swim of the Jacobite cause. Before dawn the Highlanders surprised, and rushed on the astonished English lines, cutting at the noses of their horses in order to throw the cavalry into confusion. This onset was followed by a slaughter which has few parallels in modern warfare. The next day Charles returned to Edinburgh with his victorious army, and the intoxicating scenes of welcome that had marked his entrance into the city were more than renewed. Such Jacobites as had been prudent hitherto became mad with exultation, and all doubtful people became Jacobites. Nothing was talked of but divine rights and high-sounding victories; and Charles assumed all the pomp and etiquette of royalty at Holyrood. He was the idol of the ladies, he gave feasts and balls, and riding and hunting parties; he made "proclamations" and touched for the " King's evil"; he did all things that befitted his heroically romantic...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236752120
  • 9781236752123