Library of the World's Best Literature (v. 2)

Paperback | August 9, 2009

byCharles Dudley Warner

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Excerpt: ... IV And the evening star was shining On Schehallion's distant head, When we wiped our bloody broadswords, And returned to count the dead. There we found him gashed and gory, Stretched upon the cumbered plain, As he told us where to seek him, In the thickest of the slain. And a smile was on his visage, For within his dying ear Pealed the joyful note of triumph And the clansmen's clamorous cheer: So, amidst the battle's thunder, Shot, and steel, and scorching flame, In the glory of his manhood Passed the spirit of the Graeme! Open wide the vaults of Athol, Where the bones of heroes rest -- Open wide the hallowed portals To receive another guest! Last of Scots, and last of freemen -- Last of all that dauntless race Who would rather die unsullied, Than outlive the land's disgrace! O thou lion-hearted warrior! Reck not of the after-time: Honor may be deemed dishonor, Loyalty be called a crime. Sleep in peace with kindred ashes Of the noble and the true, Hands that never failed their country, Hearts that never baseness knew. Sleep! -- and till the latest trumpet Wakes the dead from earth and sea, Scotland shall not boast a braver Chieftain than our own Dundee! THE EXECUTION OF MONTROSE From 'Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers' Come hither, Evan Cameron! Come, stand beside my knee -- I hear the river roaring down Toward the wintry sea. There's shouting on the mountain-side, There's war within the blast -- Old faces look upon me, Old forms go trooping past. I hear the pibroch wailing Amidst the din of fight, And my dim spirit wakes again Upon the verge of night. 'Twas I that led the Highland host Through wild Lochaber's snows, What time the plaided clans came down To battle with Montrose. I've told thee how the Southrons fell Beneath the broad claymore, And how we smote the Campbell clan By Inve...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Excerpt: ... IV And the evening star was shining On Schehallion's distant head, When we wiped our bloody broadswords, And returned to count the dead. There we found hi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:286 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.64 inPublished:August 9, 2009Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217231365

ISBN - 13:9780217231367

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