Rob Roy, Volume 1

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Waverley, 1898 - 376 halaman
 

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Halaman xxiii - What need of Books ? Burn all the Statutes and their shelves : They stir us up against our Kind ; And worse, against Ourselves. We have a passion, make a law, Too false to guide us or control ! And for the law itself we fight In bitterness of soul. And, puzzled, blinded thus, we lose Distinctions that are plain and few : These find I graven on my heart : That tells me what to do.
Halaman 298 - I could have bid you live," she said, " had life been to you the same weary and wasting burden that it is to me — that it is to every noble and generous mind. But you — wretch! you could creep through the world unaffected by its various disgraces, its ineffable miseries, its constantly accumulating masses of crime and sorrow — you could live and enjoy yourself, while the noble-minded are...
Halaman xxiv - For why ? — because the good old rule Sufficeth them, the simple plan, That they should take, who have the power, And they should keep who can.
Halaman 360 - Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn Throws up a steamy column, and the cups, That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
Halaman 176 - It wasna for luve o' paperie ; na, na ! nane could ever say that o' the trades o' Glasgow. Sae they sune came to an agreement to take a' the idolatrous statues of sants — sorrow be on them ! — out o' their neuks. And sae the bits o' stane idols were broken in pieces by Scripture warrant, and flung into the Molendinar burn, and the auld kirk stood as crouse as a cat when the flaes are kaimed aff her, and a'body was alike pleased.
Halaman 176 - Glasgow, they were feared their auld edifice might slip the girths in gaun through siccan rough physic, sae they rang the common bell and assembled the train-bands wi' took o' drum — by good luck, the worthy James Rabat was dean o...
Halaman xxiv - Tis God's appointment who must sway, And who is to submit. " Since, then, the rule of right is plain, And longest life is but a day ; To have my ends, maintain my rights, I'll take the shortest way.
Halaman xlv - They cut the legs of the horses in two — the riders through the middle of their bodies. MacGregor was brave and intrepid, but at the same time, somewhat whimsical and singular. When advancing to the charge with his company, he received five wounds, two of them from balls that pierced his body through and through. Stretched on the ground, with his head resting on his hand, he called out loudly to the Highlanders of his company, " My lads, I am not dead. By G — , I shall see if any of you does...

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