The Jacobite Episode in Scottish History and Its Relative Literature

The Jacobite Episode in Scottish History and Its Relative Literature

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... person to the fire of the enemy, and that he abandoned it at a time when he had a thousand times more reason to hope for success than when he left Paris to undertake it." For thus daring to express an opinion adverse to the Prince, the Chevalier, who had special opportunities of forming a correct opinion on this point, having acted as aide-de-camp both to the Prince and Lord George Murray, has been called to severe account by such Jacobite writers as Sir Walter Scott, Mr. Robert Chambers, and Lord Mahon. And because his opinion does not tally with their preconceived ideas of their darling Prince, they have besmirched his fame with foul imputations and done their best to throw discredit upon every statement in his Memoirs. Nevertheless, I think the Chevalier will hold his own as the fairest and ablest critic of the Rebellion of 1745. I may say in passing, that the Episode of '45 has been singularly rich in chroniclers of a later date. Sir Walter Scott, Mr. Chambers, and Lord Mahon, may be said to have fairly ex I have alluded to Earl Stanhope by his older title, because it is the one by which he is best known as a historian; and I have classed him as a Jacobite writer because, whatever his proclivities on other occasions, in his treatment of the Episode of'45 his bias and leaning are too plain to be mistaken. hausted the subject from a Jacobite point of. view. Mr. Chambers's History is the most valuable of these contributions as an antiquarian record, inasmuch as it incorporates and preserves a number of old local and personal traditions which would otherwise most likely have been suffered to die out or become so distorted by oral repetition as to be practically valueless. But the pronounced Jacobite sympathies of all these writers...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236959744
  • 9781236959744