The Celtic magazine, conducted by A. Mackenzie and A. MacGregor, Volume 5

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Alexander Mackenzie
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Page 259 - It is better to bear the ills we have than fly to others which we know not of...
Page 17 - And first one universal shriek there rush'd, Louder than the loud ocean, like a crash Of echoing thunder ; and then all was hush'd, Save the wild wind and the remorseless dash Of billows ; but at intervals there gush'd, Accompanied with a convulsive splash, A solitary shriek, the bubbling cry Of some strong swimmer in his agony.
Page 262 - ENTERTAINED. WHEN death's dark stream I ferry o'er, A time that surely shall come ; In Heaven itself I'll ask no more, Than just a Highland welcome.
Page 85 - The white apparel did afterwards belong to the poet by right. Then he was to receive a white rod in his hand, intimating that he had power to rule, not with tyranny and partiality, but with discretion and sincerity. Then he received his forefathers...
Page 207 - After the death of Angus, the Islanders, and the rest of the Highlanders, were let loose, and began to shed one another's blood. Although Angus kept them in obedience while he was sole lord over them, yet, upon his resignation of his rights to the king, all families, his own as well as others, gave themselves up to all sorts of cruelties, which continued for a long time thereafter.
Page 244 - A Scotchman must be a very sturdy moralist, who does not love Scotland better than truth ; he will always love it better than enquiry : and if falsehood flatters his vanity, will not be very diligent to detect it.
Page 261 - I'll e'en canter it away till I come to the limit of my race (God grant that I may take the right side of the winning post !) and then cheerfully looking back on the honest folks with whom I have been happy, I shall say or sing,
Page 243 - ... it if he had it ; but whence could it be had? It is too long to be remembered, and the language formerly had nothing written. He has doubtless inserted names that circulate in popular stories, and may have translated some wandering ballads, if any can be found ; and the names, and some of the images being recollected, make an inaccurate auditor imagine, by the help of Caledonian bigotry, that he has formerly heard the whole.
Page 283 - The British behaved well, and could be exceeded in ardour by none but our officers, who animated the troops by their example, when the Highland furies rushed in upon us with more violence than ever did a sea driven by a tempest.
Page 259 - The names of the gentry who fell are too numerous for recapitulation, since there were few families of note in Scotland which did not lose one relative or another, whilst some houses had to weep the death of all. It is from this cause that the sensations of sorrow and national lamentation occasioned by the defeat were peculiarly poignant and lasting ; so that to this day few Scotsmen can hear the name of Flodden, without a shudder of gloomy regret.

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