Redgauntlet: A Tale of the Eighteenth Century, 第 1 巻

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Archibald Constable and Company Edinburgh; and Hurst, Robinson, and Company London., 1824 - 331 ページ
 

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Review: Redgauntlet - Part 2 (The Works of Sir Walter Scott - Volume 36)

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I had forgotten how much I enjoyed Sir Walter Scott until I read Rob Roy again last winter. So I started Redgauntlet a couple months ago and enjoyed that too. As usual with Scott, the action proceeds ... レビュー全文を読む

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258 ページ - I have for my rent," said my gudesire, who was afraid, it may be, of losing the benefit of Sir Robert's discharge. " I will bear the contents to your credit in the rental-book, and give you a discharge under my own hand," said Sir John, " and that on the spot. And, Steenie, if you can hold your tongue about this matter, you shall sit, from this term downward, at an easier rent.
242 ページ - He paused, and then added, mair sternly, " If I understand your trick, sir, you want to take advantage of some malicious reports concerning things in this family, and particularly respecting my father's sudden death, thereby to cheat me out of the money, and perhaps take away my character, by insinuating that I have received the rent I am demanding. — Where do you suppose this money to be? — I insist upon knowing.
246 ページ - ... if ye be a leal man, wanting company, I have nae heart to mirth or speaking; and if ye want to ken the road, I scarce ken it mysell." "If you will tell me your grief...
260 ページ - ... very far in tampering with dangerous matters, yet as he had refused the devil's arles (for such was the offer of meat and drink), and had refused to do homage by piping at his bidding, he hoped that, if he held a circumspect walk hereafter, Satan could take little advantage by what was come and gane. And, indeed, my gudesire, of his ain accord, lang...
240 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.
230 ページ - Dougal thought ; but because he didna like to part wi' my gudesire aff the grund. Dougal was glad to see Steenie, and brought him into the great oak parlour, and there sat the laird his leesome lane, excepting that he had beside him a great, ill-favoured...
231 ページ - ... my gudesire aff the grund. Dougal was glad to see Steenie, and brought him into the great oak parlour, and there sat the laird his leesome lane, excepting that he had beside him a great, ill-favoured jackanape, that was a special pet of his; a cankered beast it was, and mony an ill-natured trick it played — ill to please it was, and easily angered — ran about the haill castle, chattering and yowling, and pinching, and biting folk, specially before ill weather, or disturbances in the state.
225 ページ - Ilk, who lived in these parts before the dear years. The country will lang mind him ; and our fathers used to draw breath thick if ever they heard him named. He was out wi' the Hielandmen in Montrose's time; and again he was in the hills wi...
255 ページ - I got it from your honour's father; whether he be in Heaven or Hell, I know not,' said Steenie. 'I will delate you for a warlock to the privy council!' said Sir John. 'I will send you to your master, the devil, with the help of a tar-barrel and a torch ! ' 'I intend to delate mysell to the presbytery...
253 ページ - I am not done with thee. HERE we do nothing for nothing ; and you must return on this very day twelvemonth, to pay ' your master the homage that you owe me for my protection.

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