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Alan Fairford answered apartment appearance asked attention began believe brought called cause close consider continued course Court danger Darsie desire direct door doubt eyes fair father fear feel followed gave give hand head hear heard heart Herries honour hope horse interest Joshua Justice keep kind lady Laird Latimer least leave length less letter light Lilias look Lord manner matter means mind Nanty natural never night Nixon observed occasion once party passed Peebles perhaps person Peter poor present Provost Quaker reason received Redgauntlet replied respect seemed seen side soon speak stand suppose tell thee thing thou thought tone took turned uncle voice walk whole wish young
119 ページ - And so he became a Tory, as they ca' it, which we now ca' Jacobites, just out of a kind of needcessity, that he might belang to some side or other. He had nae...
123 ページ - ... a stoup of brandy, and Hutcheon, who was something of a clerk, would have read a chapter of the Bible ; but Dougal would hear naething but a blaud of Davie Lindsay, whilk was the waur preparation. When midnight came, and the house was quiet as the grave, sure aneugh the silver whistle sounded as sharp and shrill as if Sir Robert was blowing it, and up gat the twa auld serving-men, and tottered into the room where the dead man lay.
130 ページ - Robert's house at Pace and Yule, and such high seasons. They lap off, and my gudesire, as seemed to him, fastened his horse to the very ring he had tied him to that morning, when he gaed to wait on the young Sir John. "God!" said my gudesire, "if Sir Robert's death be but a dream!
125 ページ - Laird, sighing deeply, and putting his napkin to his een, "his was a sudden call, and he will be missed in the country ; no time to set his house in order — weel prepared Godward, no doubt, which is the root of the matter — but left us behind a tangled hesp to wind, Steenie. — Hem ! hem ! We maun go to business, Steenie ; much to do, and little time to do it in.
124 ページ - Alan, my companion mimicked, with a good deal of humour, the flattering, conciliating tone of the tenant's address, and the hypocritical melancholy of the Laird's reply. His grandfather, he said, had, while he spoke, his eye fixed on the rental-book, as if it were a mastiff-dog that he was afraid would spring up and bite him.) " I wuss ye joy, sir, of the head seat, and the white loaf, and the braid lairdship.
128 ページ - ... her Tibbie Faw, and there puir Steenie cried for a mutchkin of brandy, for he had had no refreshment the haill day. Tibbie was earnest wi...
126 ページ - I to believe a' this?" Stephen. "I dinna ken, your honour; but there is a bit memorandum note of the very coins; for, God help me! I had to borrow out of twenty purses; and I am sure that ilka man there set down will take his grit oath for what purpose I borrowed the money.
120 ページ - Laird wasna pleased. And he was sic an awsome body, that naebody cared to anger him ; for the oaths he swore, and the rage that he used to get into, and the looks that he put on, made men sometimes think him a devil incarnate. Weel, my gudesire was nae manager — no that he was a very great misguider — but he hadna the saving gift, and he got twa terms' rent in arrear. He got the first brash at Whitsunday put ower wi...
128 ページ - ... world was like to regard him as a thief and a cheat, and he took that waur than even the ruin of his house and hauld. On he rode, little caring where. It was a dark night turned, and the trees made it yet darker, and he let the beast take its ain road through the wood; when, all of a sudden, from tired and wearied that it was before, the nag began to spring, and flee, and stend, that my gudesire could hardly keep the saddle ; upon the whilk, a horseman, suddenly riding up beside him, said, "That's...
7 ページ - If I was surprised to find him there, I was still more astonished when he acquainted me with the motives which had induced him to hazard a journey to England at this juncture. The impatience of his friends who were in exile had formed a scheme which was impracticable ; but although it had been as feasible as they had represented it to him, yet no preparation had been made, nor was anything ready to carry it into execution.