The History of Sir William Wallace, the Governor-General of Scotland

The History of Sir William Wallace, the Governor-General of Scotland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ... dreadful conflict of warriors, there a thousand lay bleeding on the plain; swords, shields, claymores and spears, lay mingled in confusion, and the field was reaped by the Si ots on that awful day. The orby shield of Wallace was distinguished from a distance to tempest the field, and floated in the midst of the throng. Imperious death attended his claymore, and certain doom was designed for the usurper. But fierce Kent employed his dreadful spear in another part of the contest, and destroyed as many of the Scots. On his bounding courser he bore away his lord over heaps of dead, and the little band of Scots could scarcely withstand the mighty sweep of the hand of that invader. Wallace saw his men retreat on his approach, hasted in fury to the fainting squadron, heaved his orby shield, resolved in arms to meet the dreaded enemy, and spread destruction all around him, in equal conflict. The battle lasted long, and the fortune of the day hung long uncertain in furious suspense. But at length, Wallace mustering all his strength, forced his bloody way, and smote fierce Kent, and stretched him lifeless to the ground. Then the king fied from the field, and the Scots pursued him till the gowing down of the sun, when the Caledonian victors regaled themselves with the wine--'T)d spoils of the enemy's camp. Longcastle saw with grief.the foul retreat of his men, attempted to rally, and encouraged them to return upon the Scots in the dead of the night, and to surprise them while they lay drunk with the wine of their camp. " Whence does our hearts feel this coWard terror, defeat never stained our conquering arms, said Longcastle, stay, take courage; why ignobly flee? bravely conquer or bravely die. We can easily vanquish yon handful of Scots now absorbed...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609328
  • 9781236609328