Highland Virtues

Their Notions of Virtue and Vice are very different from the more civilized part of Mankind. They think it a most Sublime Virtue to pay a Servile and Abject Obedience to the Commands of their Chieftans, altho’ in opposition to their Sovereign and the Laws of the Kingdom, and to encourage this, their Fidelity, they […]

Victorious, Gay, Triumphing Unicorn

An Emblematical Print Of Culloden. [April 16, 1746] This engraving is in three divisions, inclosed by a highly decorated scroll frame. The central division is enriched at one side by a lion and rose, at the other by a unicorn and thistle, and contains the following lines:— “The Sacred Lion conquers every Foe, And tears […]

Eject Vice and Follow Treuth Alway

Sen throw vertew incressis dignitie, And vertew is flour and rute of noblesse ay, Of ony wit or quhat estait thow be, His steppis follow and dreid for none effray: Eject vice and follow treuth alway: Lufe maist thy God that first thy lufe began, And for ilk inche he will the quyte ane span. […]

Bride Ban-Chobhair

Thainig thugam cobhair Moire gheal is Bride; Mar a rug Anna Moire, Mar a rug Moire Criosda, Mar a rug Eile Eoin Baistidh Gun mhar-bhith dha dhi, Cuidich thusa mise ‘m asaid, Cuidich mi a Bhride! Mar a gheineadh Criosd am Moire Comhliont air gach laimh, Cobhair thusa mise, mhoime, An gein a thoir bho […]