Domestic Annals of Scotland from the Reformation to the Revolution Volume 3

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Sinopsis: 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. 1861 Excerpt: ...hard,' said the schoolmaster, 'to force a man who never injured you into a fight. I have neither horse nor arms, and it is against my principles to fight duels.' 'You must nevertheless fight,' said the Master, 'or be shot instantly;' and so saying, he held a pistol to Stenhouse's breast. The young man continuing to excuse himself, Balfour at length fired, and gave the schoolmaster a mortal wound in the shoulder, saying with savage cruelty: 'Take that to be doing with.' Then, seeing that an alarm had arisen among the neighbours, he rode off, brandishing a drawn sword, and calling out: 'Hold the deserter!' in order to divert the attention of the populace. The unfortunate schoolmaster died in a few days of his wound. The Master for a time escaped pursuit, but at length he was brought to trial, July 28, 1709, and adjudged to be beheaded at the Cross of Edinburgh, on the ensuing 6th of January. During this unusually long interval, he escaped from the Tolbooth by changing clothes with his sister. He was not again heard of till May 1714, when he appeared amongst a number of Jacobite gentlemen at the Cross of Lochmaben, to drink the health of James VIII. The family title had by this time devolved on him by the death of his father; but his property had all been escheat by sentence of the Court of Justiciary. His appearance in the rebellion of 1715, completed by attainder the ruin of his family, and he died unmarried and in obscurity in 1757.1 A great flock of the Delphinus Deductor, or Ca'ing Whale--a Ar«. n. cete about twenty-five feet long--came into the Firth of Forth, 'roaring, plunging, and threshing upon one another, to the great terror of all who heard the same.' It is not uncommon for this denizen of the arctic seas to appear in considerable numbers on ...

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Chambers, Robert
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ISBN 10: 1236427610 ISBN 13: 9781236427618
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