The Works of Walter Scott, Esq Volume 2
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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...of his demeanour, and dogmatism of his conversation. ' He received VVavei-ley with his usual kindness, and expressed immediate anxiety to hear an explanation of the circumstances attending the loss of his commission in G--'s dragoons; k not," he said, " that he had the least apprehension of his young friend having done atight which could merit such ungenerons treatment as he had received from government, hut because it wasright and seemly that the Baron of Bradwardine should be, in point of trim and in point of power, fully able to refute all calumnies against the heir of Waverley-Honour, whom he had so much right to regard as his own son." Fergus Mac-Ivor, who had now joined them, went hastily over the circumstances of VVaverley's story, and concluded with the flattering reception he had met from the young Chevalier. The Baron listened in silence, and at the conclusion shook VVaverley heartily by the hand, and congratulated him upon entering the service of his lawful Prince.," For," continued he, although it has been justly held in all nations a matter of scandal and dishonour to infringe the Jacramentuvn militare, and that whether it was taken by each soldier singly, whilk the Romans denominated per conjurntionem, or by one soldier in name of the rest, yet no one ever doubted that the allegiance so sworn was discharged by the dimi: sio, or discharging of a soldier, whose case would he as hard as Ihat of colliers, salters, and other slaves of the soil, were it to be accounted otherwise. This is something like the hrocard expressed by the learned Sanchez in his work De lure jurmtdo, which you have questionless consulted upoin this occasion. As for those who have calumniated you by...
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