Historical Ballads

Historical Ballads

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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. 1807 edition. Excerpt: ... the ballad expresses it, in consequence of the death of his elder brother, George, who fell in the battle of Alford._IIisto'r_z/ of Gordon Family. ' Montrose's foreign auxiliaries, who, by the way, did not exceed 600 in all. _ For a brave cavalier was he, But now to glory he is gone.1 Then woe to Strachan, and Hacket2 baith! And, Leslie, ill death may thou die.! For ye have betray'd the gallant Grahams, Who aye were true to majestie. And the Laird of Assaint has seized Montrose, And had him into Edinburgh town; And frae his body taken the head, And quarter'd him upon a trone. And Huntly's3 gone the self-same way, And our noble king is also gone; 1 Gilbert Menzies, younger of Pitfoddells, carried the royal banner in Montrose's last battle. It bore the headless corpse of Charles I., with this motto, " Judge and revenge my cause, 0 Lord I " Menzies proved himself worthy of this noble trust, and, obstinately refusing quarter, died in defence of his charge.---Molh 'rnos1: 's Menwirs. " Sir Charles Hzwket, an oflicer in the service of the Estates. ' George Gordon, second Marquis of Huntly, one of the very few nobles in Scotland who had uniformly adhered to the King from the very beginning of the troubles, was beheaded by the sentence of the Parliament of Scotland (so calling themselves) upon the 22d March, 1649, one month and twenty-two days after the martyrdom of his master. He has been much blamed for not cordially co-operating with Montrose; and Bishop Wishart, in the zeal of partiality for his hero, accuses Huntly of direct treachery. But he is a true believer, who seals with his blood his creed, reli VOL. II. N But our brave young king is now come home, King Charles the Second...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 4.06mm | 158.76g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675008X
  • 9781236750082