Tales of My Landlord; Old Mortality P. 2 Volume . 4
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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...heard that had that been done before the battle of Pentland-hills, much blood might have been saved." "Well," said Claverhouse, "and who the devil do you think would carry a summons to these headstrong and desperate fanatics? They acknowledge no laws of war. Their leaders, who have been all most active in the murder of the Archbishop of St Andrews, fight with a rope round their necks, and are likely to kill the messenger, were it but to dip their followers in loyal blood, auld to make them as desperate of pardon as themse ves." Jl vill go myself," said Evandale, "if you will permit me. I have often risked my blood to spill that of others, let me now do so in order to save human lives." "You shall not go on such an errand, my lord," said Claverhouse; "your rank and situation render your safety of too much consequence to the country in an age when good principles are so rare.--l.lere's my brother's son. Dick Grahame, who fears shot or steel as little as if the devil had given him armour ofproof against it, as the fanatics say he has given to his uncle. He shall take a flag-of-truce and.1 trumpet, and ride down to the edge of the mwass to summon them to lay down their arms and disperse." "VVith all my soul, Colonel," answered the Cornet; "and l'll tie my cravat on a pike to serve for a white flag-----the rascals never saw such a pennon of Flanders lace in their lives before." "Colonel Grahame," said Evandale, while the young officer prepared for his expedition, "this young gentleman is your nephew and your apparent heir; for God's sake, permit me to go. It was my counsel, and l ought to stand the risk...".
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