The Jacobite Songs and Ballads of Scotland; From 1688 to 1746

The Jacobite Songs and Ballads of Scotland; From 1688 to 1746

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...Bonnie laddie, Highland laddie. NOW CHAELES ASSERTS HIS FATHER'S RIGHT. Written immediately after the battle of Prestonpans. The Chevalier's partizans mast have been very sanguine of success, to give the title of " rebel foe" to their opponents, at so early a period of the struggle. WHA WADNA FIGHT FOR CHARLIE. 175 Now Charles asserts his father's right, And thus establishes his own, Braving the dangers of the fight, To cleave a passage to the throne. The Scots regain their ancient fame, And well their faith and valour show, Supporting their young hero's claim Against a poVrful rebel foe. The God of battle shakes his arm, And makes the doubtful victory shine; A panic dread their foes disarm: Who can oppose the will divine. The rebels shall at length confess Th' undoubted justice of the claim, When lisping babes shall learn to bless The long-forgotten Stuart's name. WHA WADNA FIGHT FOE CHARLIE A specimen of the enthusiasm which prevailed among the Jacobites, from the landing in Boradale till the return of Charles's expedition into England. Among the singular events which marked it, none of the least singular was the spirit displayed by some of the Highland ladies. In a preceding note, it has been mentioned that the wife of the Laird of Moy joined the Prince in opposition to the wishes of her husband; but the spirit of that lady was equalled, if not surpassed, by the famous Miss Jenny Cameron of Glendessery, who not only promptly joined Charles with a body of men, but attended him afterwards in all his exploits. Miss Cameron, when she heard the news of the Prince's arrival, having a vain endeavour to induce her nephew, the laird, a minor, to take arms in his cause, set about rousing the men herself. When a summons was sent by Lochiel to...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236628039
  • 9781236628039