The Echo; An Eclectic Monthly Journal, Devoted to Religion, and Useful Miscellaneous Information Volume 1

The Echo; An Eclectic Monthly Journal, Devoted to Religion, and Useful Miscellaneous Information Volume 1

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...promptings of interest concurred with those of pride. Maclan, therefore, did his best to dissuade his followers from accepting terms, and his influence was not small. His own vassals, indeed, were few in number, but he came of the best blood of the Highlands-he had kepi up a close connection with his more powerful kinsmen, nor did they like him the less because they feared him; and although styled a robber by Breadalbane and Campbell, robbery was considered too wicked and disgraceful an act to enter into the mind of any of the Celtic chiefs. Maclan was, therefore, held in high esteem by the confederates. His age was venerable, his aspect was majestic; and he possessed in large measure those intellectual qualities which give men an ascendency in society over their fellows. Brcadalbane found himself at every step of the negotiation thwarted by the arts of his old enemy, and abhorred the name of Glencoe more and more everyday. But the government did not trust solely to Breadalbane's diplomatic skill. The authorities at Edinburgh put forth a proclamation exhorting the clans to submit to King William and Queen Mary, and offering pardon to every rebel who, on or before the thirty-first of December, 1691, should swear to live peaceably under the government of their majesties. It wa announced that those who should hold out after that day would be treated as enemies and traitors. Warlike preparations wer made, which showed that the threat Wm meant in earnest. The Highlanders were alarmed, and, though the pecuniary terms had not been satisfactorily settled, thought it prudent to give the pledge which was demanded of them. No chief, indeed, was willing to set the example of submission. Glengarry blustered, and pretended to fortify' more

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  • English
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  • 9781236787149