The Works of Walter Scott, Esq Volume 29
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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ... just my mind too, aye supposing we hae a feasible opportunity o' breaking loose. But then ye speak o' a charter; now these are things that only belang to the like o' you, that are a gentleman, and it mightna bear 1n6 through that am but a husbandman.,""The charter that I speak of," said Morton, us common to the meanest Scotchman. It is that freedom from stripes and bondage which was claimed, as you may read in Scripture, by the Apostle Paul himself, and which every man who is freeborn is called upon to defend, for his own sake and that of his countrymen." "Hegh, sirs! " replied Cuddie, . it wad hae been lang or my Leddy Margaret, or my mither either, wad hae found out sic a wiselike doctrine in the Bible! The tane was aye graning about giving tribute to C: esar, and the tither is as daft wi' her whiggery, I hae been clean spoilt, just wi' listening to twa blethering auld wives; but if I could getagentleman that wad let me tak on to he his servant, I am confident I wad be a clean contrary creature; and I hope your honour will think on whatl am saying, if we were ance fairly delivered out o' this house of bondage, and just tak me to be your ain wally-deshamle." "Myvalet, Cuddie?" answered Morton, " alas! that would be sorry preferment, even if we were at liberty." "I ken what ye're thinking--that because I am landward bred, I wad be bringing ye to disgrace afore folk; but ye maun hen I'm gay gleg at the uptal1; there was never ony thing dune wi' hand but I learned gay readily, 'septing reading, writing, and cyphering; but there's no the like o' me at the fit-ba', and I can play wi'the broadsword...
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