Waverley: Or, 'Tis Sixty Years Since

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J.M. Dent & Company, 1906 - 496 páginas

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Página 9 - I felt that something might be attempted for my own country of the same kind with that which Miss Edgeworth so fortunately achieved for Ireland — something which might introduce her natives to those of the sister kingdom in a more favourable light than they had been placed hitherto, and tend to procure sympathy for their virtues and indulgence for their foibles.
Página 382 - And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
Página ii - WILL BE PLEASED TO SEND FREELY TO ALL APPLICANTS A LIST OF THE PUBLISHED AND PROJECTED VOLUMES TO BE COMPRISED UNDER THE FOLLOWING TWELVE HEADINGS...
Página 35 - Springlets in the dawn are steaming, Diamonds on the brake are gleaming : And foresters have busy been, To track the buck in thicket green ; Now we come to chant our lay,
Página 64 - Waverley, a Romance from the German," what head so obtuse as not to image forth a profligate abbot, an oppressive duke, a secret and mysterious association of Rosycrucians and Illuminati, with all their properties of black cowls, caverns, daggers, electrical machines, trap-doors, and dark lanterns ? Or if I had rather chosen to call my work a
Página 227 - My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here ; My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer; Chasing the wild deer, and following the roe, My heart's in the Highlands wherever I go.
Página vii - I am myself, like Hamlet, indifferent honest ; but I suppose the blood of the old cattledrivers of Teviotdale continues to stir in my veins. " I shall not own Waverley ; my chief reason is that it would prevent me of the pleasure of writing again.
Página 36 - Waken, lords and ladies gay.' Waken, lords and ladies gay, To the green-wood haste away; We can show you where he lies, Fleet of foot and tall of size ; We can show the marks he made, When 'gainst the oak his antlers frayed ; You shall see him brought to bay, 'Waken, lords and ladies gay.
Página 36 - gainst the oak his antlers frayed; You shall see him brought to bay; " Waken, lords and ladies gay." Louder, louder chant the lay Waken, lords and ladies gay...
Página 476 - The effects of the insurrection of 1 745, — the destruction of the patriarchal power of the Highland chiefs, — the abolition of the heritable jurisdictions of the Lowland nobility and barons, — the total eradication of the Jacobite party, which, averse to intermingle with the English, or adopt their customs, long continued to pride themselves upon maintaining ancient Scottish manners and customs, — commenced this innovation.

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