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2 edition of Tales of the Covenanters found in the catalog.

Tales of the Covenanters

With biographical sketch of the author

by Robert Pollok

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Published by O. Anderson and Ferrier in Edinburgh .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Andrew Thomson
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24419102M

For one hour we kept the enemy in check; they were defeated in every attempt to cross the Clyde. Eleven of them, persuaded by their ministers, appended their names to the document, but the remaining two, one of whom was William Telford—whose pride would not allow him to retract his opinions—remained firm in their determination to suffer death rather than yield the required submission. Anderson if there was any particular history attached to it? On the disappearance of the melancholy cavalcade, Mrs. Argyll himself was executed for treason, episcopacy was restored, James Sharp was appointed Archbishop of St Andrews and Primate of Scotland, the court of high commission was revived, and ministers who refused to recognize the authority of the bishops were expelled from their livings.

Terror was visible on the faces of all, as again the warning voice proclaimed amidst the stillness of night the approach of the Macdonalds. Under Cromwell's CommonwealthScotland was forced into a temporary union with England and the General Assembly of the Kirk lost all civil power. Peden is lost! We saw the line of the foe advance in all the military glory of brave and beautiful men—the horses pranced—the armour gleamed. I repressed a strong desire to laugh, and answered with becoming gravity, that I thought on the whole Mr. With eager eyes did Jeanie Irving and her companion scan each group of men as they passed, in order to discover the faces of those so fondly loved.

Our men fell around us like grass before the mower. Copyright: National Library of Scotland. If you would like to be transported in your imagination back to the 17th Century and enabled to vividly hear, and see, and smell, and feel all that went on, then this book is going to capture your mind in a way that you will not easily forget! Every soldier he encountered fell beneath his sword. Our brothers and fathers are falling beneath the sword! We collected some of our scattered troops, and flew to the place.


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Tales of the Covenanters book

Having been informed by Thomas Telford that the prisoners were to be taken to Edinburgh, thither Jeanie determined to proceed; but on arriving at Linlithgow, she heard no tidings of their having passed that way.

Charles II, before landing in Scotland in Junedeclared by a solemn oath his approbation of both covenants, and this was renewed on the occasion of his coronation at Scone in the following January. Shortly afterwards, the companion of William Telford was publicly executed, while he himself, from some unknown cause, was led back to his old quarters in the Greyfriars' Church-yard.

They would stay in such homes for no more than a night or two before having to move on, lest their presence should bring the whole household into serious danger or even death at the end of an English soldier's musket.

Johnstone, at the close of her friend's narration, "that is the most singular thing I ever heard; undoubtedly it was a warning sent to prepare you for the sad news you were about to hear.

In an agony of feeling impossible to describe, Jeanie Irving dragged her fainting steps to her temporary home, and scarcely had she crossed the threshold ere her trembling limbs gave way, and she fell senseless on the floor.

Hear the wailings fof the bleeding Kirk! We have lost the battle; but, by the grace of God, neither Dalziel nor Clavers shall say that he took our colours. On the disappearance of the melancholy cavalcade, Mrs. Treachery, or a fatal error, had sent a barrel of raisins instead of powder! Unsupported, I found myself by the brave Nisbet, and Paton, and Hackston.

Apparently the stranger soon discovered him she sought, for suddenly disengaging her arm from that of Jeanie's, she bade God bless her!

Clavers was dismounted. General Hamilton, with a party of officers, was advancing towards him. Eleven of them, persuaded by their ministers, appended their names to the document, but the remaining two, one of whom was William Telford—whose pride would not allow him to retract his opinions—remained firm in their determination to suffer death rather than yield the required submission.

Like the vast majority of Covenanters they are simple farming people, with a deep love for one another and for God. I made that mistake, and for a few weeks my wife and I were racing to be first in bed so as to get first dabs on what still remains our favorite historical narrative!

Indeed, so excited did she become in her endeavours to carry out her wishes, that her aunt, fearful of the consequences that might ensue, should she be permitted to retain her station at the window, seized her in her arms, and dragged her away from beholding the dismal spectacle.

Onwards it came; and Jeanie Irving, trembling in every limb, fearing, she knew not what, grasped her aunt by the arm, as she stood breathless and agitated, waiting the result.

However, it was very poorly written; but if you want to review your SAT vocabulary, this is a treat! Clavers' dreadful voice was heard—more like the yell of a savage than the commanding voice of a soldier.

He was in an instant with us. Then came a lull, even more dreadful in its terrific calmness, for it proclaimed the battle was over—that the fate of their loved ones was decided.atlasbowling.com can take payment or part payment for products by National Book Tokens.

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"(F)rom he wrote his oft-reprinted Tales of the Covenanters, consisting of Helen of the Glen, Ralph Gemmell and The Persecuted Family, originally published separately and anonymously.

These celebrate the Covenanting heroes and martyrs of the Killing Times" (Needham cited in Cameron, ed., Dictionary of Scottish Church History & Theology. Tales Of The Covenanters: With Biographical Sketch Of The Author () by Robert Pollok (Author), Andrew Thomson (Contributor)Author: Robert Pollok.

Robert Pollok is the author of Stories of the Covenanters in Scotland for young people ( avg rating, 6 ratings, 1 review, published ), Helen of t /5. Buy Tales of the Covenanters, Oxfam, Pollok, Robert, Books, Fiction.

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Tales of the Covenanters. Get this from a library! The life, letters and remains of the Rev. Robert Pollok, A.M., author of The course of time and Tales of the covenanters. [James Scott].

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