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RULLION GREEN
These repeated checks bred a panic in the Lieu-
tenant-General's ranks, for several of his men flung
down their arms. Urged by such fatal symptoms,
and by the approaching night, he deployed his men,
and closed in overwhelming numbers on the centre
and right flank of the insurgent army. In the in-
creasing twilight the burning matches of the fire-
locks, shimmering on barrel, halbert, and cuirass, lent
to the approaching army a picturesque effect, like
a huge, many-armed giant breathing flame into the
darkness.
Placed on an overhanging hill, Welch and Semple
cried aloud, 'The God of Jacob ! The God of Jacob ! '
and prayed with uplifted hands for victory. 1
But still the Royalist troops closed in.
Captain John Paton was observed by Dalzell,
who determined to capture him with his own hands.
Accordingly he charged forward, presenting his
pistols. Paton fired, but the balls hopped off Dal-
zell's buff coat and fell into his boot. With the
superstition peculiar to his age, the Nonconformist
concluded that his adversary was rendered bullet-
proof by enchantment, and, pulling some small silver
coins from his pocket, charged his pistol therewith,
Dalzell, seeing this, and supposing, it is likely, that
Paton was putting in larger balls, hid behind his
servant, who was killed. 2
Meantime the outposts were forced, and the army
of Wallace was enveloped in the embrace of a hideous
boa-constrictor — tightening, closing, crushing every
1 Turner. 2 Kirkton.
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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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