Waverley Novels Volume 24: Castle Dangerous. Tales of a grandfather. First series

Paperback | May 14, 2012

bySir Walter Scott

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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. 1853 Excerpt: ...And in after times it was reckoned ill-breeding to turn a loaf in that manner, if there was a person named Menteiih in company; since it was as much as to remind him that his namesake had betrayed Sir William Wallace, the Champion of Scotland. Whether Sir John Menteith was actually the person by whom Wallace was betrayed is not perfectly certain. He was, however, the individual by whom the patriot was made prisoner, and delivered up to the English, for which his name and his memory have been long loaded with disgrace. Edward having thus obtained possession of the person whom he considered as the greatest obstacle to his complete conquest of Scotland, resolved to make Wallace an example to all Scottish patriots who should in future venture to oppose his ambitious projects. He caused Wallace to be brought to trial in Westminster-hall, before the English judges, and produced him there, crowned, in mockery, with a green garland, because they said he had been king of outlaws and robbers among the Scottish woods. He was accused of having been a traitor to the English crown; to which he answered, "I could not he a traitor to Etiward, for I was never his subject." He was then accused of having killed many men, and done much evil. He replied, with the same calm resolution, "that it was true, he had killed very many Englishmen, but it was because they had come to subdue and oppress bis native country of Scotland; and far from repenting what he had done, he declared he was only sorry that he had not put to death many more of them." N9twithstanding that Wallace's defence was a good one, both in law and in common sense, (for surely every one has not only a right to fight in defence of his native country, but is bound in duty to do so,) the English Ju...

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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. 1853 Excerpt: ...And in after times it was reckoned ill-breeding to turn a loaf in that manner, if there was a person named Menteiih in company; ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.47 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217418392

ISBN - 13:9780217418393

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