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BULLION GREEN
The position was a strong one. On the summit
of a bare, heathery spur of the Pentlands are two
hillocks, and between them lies a narrow band of
flat marshy ground. On the highest of the two
mounds — that nearest the Pentlands, and on the
left hand of the main body — was the greater part
of the cavalry, under Major Learmont; on the
other Barscob and the Galloway gentlemen ; and
in the centre Colonel Wallace and the weak,
half-armed infantry. Their position was further
strengthened by the depth of the valley below,
and the deep chasm-like course of the Rullion
Burn.
The sun, going down behind the Pentlands, cast
golden lights and blue shadows on their snow-clad
summits, slanted obliquely into the rich plain before
them, bathing with rosy splendour the leafless, snow-
sprinkled trees, and fading gradually into shadow in
the distance. To the south, too, they beheld a
deep-shaded amphitheatre of heather and bracken ;
the course of the Esk, near Penicuik, winding about
at the foot of its gorge ; the broad, brown expanse
of Maw Moss ; and, fading into blue indistinctness
in the south, the wild heath-clad Peeblesshire hills.
In sooth, that scene was fair, and many a yearning
glance was cast over that peaceful evening scene
from the spot where the rebels awaited their defeat ;
and when the fight was over, many a noble fellow
lifted his head from the blood-stained heather to
strive with darkening eyeballs to behold that land-
scape, over which, as over his life and his cause, the
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Volume 21, 1896 - Miscellanies, Volume IV
DescriptionContents: The Pentland rising; Sketches: The satirist; Nuits blanches; The wreath of immortelles; Nurses; A character; College papers: Edinburgh students in 1824; The modern student considered generally; Debating societies; The philosophy of umbrellas; The philosophy of nomenclature; Notes and essays, chiefly of the road: A retrospect; Cockermouth and Keswick; Roads; Notes on the movements of young children; On the enjoyment of unpleasant places; An autumn effect; A winter's walk in Carrick and Galloway; Forest notes; A mountain town in France ; Criticisms: Lord Lytton's Fables in song; Salvini's Macbeth; Bagster's Pilgrim's progress; An appeal to the clergy of the Church of Scotland Essays and fragments written at Vailima: My first book: Treasure Island; The genesis of The master of Ballantrae; Random memories: "Rosa quo locorum"; Lay morals; Prayers written for family use at Vailima.
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Edinburgh edition, 1894-98 - Works of Robert Louis Stevenson
DescriptionEdinburgh edition. Edinburgh: Printed by T. and A. Constable for Longmans Green and Co, 1894-98. [28 volumes in total, only some of which NLS has digitised.]
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