R.L.S

R.L.S

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... my page with brilliant passages from Catriona. Yet I will give the line or two telling of him during that Inveraray sermon. It is a portrait by contrast with that of the Lord Advocate: "As for Simon Fraser, he appeared like a blot, and almost a scandal, in the midst of that attentive congregation, digging his hands in his pockets, shifting his legs, clearing his throat, rolling up his bald eyebrows, and shooting out his eyes to right and left, now with a yawn, now with a secret smile. At times, too, he would take the Bible in front of him, run it through, seem to read a bit, run it through again, and stop and yawn prodigiously, the whole as if for exercise." Simon Fraser, Master of Lovat, was born on the 19th October 1726. He was the son of Simon Lord Lovat, and was dragged by him into the Rebellion. Old Lovat blamed his son sometimes for backwardness and sometimes for forwardness. "He was forcing his son out, and what could he do more?" he once urged. Various touches show the Master indignant with his father. Thus he threatened that he would himself go to the President (Duncan Forbes of Culloden, the Lord President), and put the saddle on the right horse. "Good God, how can he use me so!" said he of his father. There were violent quarrels, in one of which "the Master rose up and took his bonnet and threw it upon the floor, and threw the white cockade in the fire." Yet he too was persuaded, or perhaps was carried, away. With six hundred of his father's vassals he joined Prince Charles at Bannockburn before Falkirk on the 17th of January 1746. He was not present at Culloden, but was coming up with three hundred fresh men when half-way between Culloden and Inverness he met the Frasers retreating from defeat....show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236569873
  • 9781236569875