A Purely Celtic Family

Yet from the moment that the standard of national independence was raised by Bruce, he had no more devoted adherents than among the purest Celts, whilst some of his bitterest and most dangerous opponents were the descendants and representatives of western and northern Clans who had collected under Norseman Chieftains. Among the earliest of his […]

Take the Hatchet into Y’r Hands

MESSAGE OF GOVERNOR DINWIDDIE TO THE SIX NATIONS January 1754. Brethren of the Six Nat’s: Since the Designs of Y’r Enemies can be no longer doubted of, and it is manifest that they intend to deprive You of Y’r hunting Grounds on the Ohio, and Liberties, and to break the Peace that they have pretended […]

So Near Was the Union to Receiving a Fatal Blow

——— Imperial Jove, He reigns unquestion’d in his Realms above; No Title from Descent he need infer, His red right Arm proclaims the Thunderer, This, Campbell, be thy Pride, Illustrious Peer, Alike to shine distinguish’d in your Sphere, All Merit but your own you may disdain, And Kings have been your Ancestors in vain. Mr. […]

At Another Time and in Other Circumstances

[T]he Church of England has been the instrument of Providence in conferring great benefits on me; had I been born in Dissent, perhaps I should never have been baptized; had I been born an English Presbyterian, perhaps I should never have known our Lord’s divinity; had I not come to Oxford, perhaps I never should […]

Some Ass of a French G.P.

[T]he Catholic religion differs from most other religions, differs even from most other denominations of Christianity, in that it was not merely cradled in an atmosphere of the miraculous, but lives and breathes in an atmosphere of the miraculous. Miracles are not always equally abundant, but the faith is always there; when the deacon Peter asks St […]

Never-Realised Colonial Episcopacy

All members of every Christian church are, according to the principles of liberty, entitled to every part of what they conceive to be the benefits of it, entire and complete, so far as consistent with the welfare of civil government. Yet the members of our Church in America do not there enjoy its benefits, having […]

Iain Ruaidh nan Cath

ARGYLE the State’s whole Thunder born to wield, And shake alike the Senate and the Field Alexander Pope, Epilogue to the Satires (TE 4: 318).

True Son of Our Dear Mother

KING CHARLES THE MARTYR This is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. 1 Peter ii. 19. Praise to our pardoning God! though silent now The thunders of the deep prophetic sky, Though in our sight no powers of darkness bow Before th’ Apostles’ glorious company; The Martyrs’ noble army […]

Alwaies Pray for the Happy Restauration of Our King

Therefore on the whole matter we Conclude: We are resolved to Continue our allegiance to our most Gratious King, yet as long as his gratious favour permits us, we will peaceably (as formerly) trade with Londoners and all other nations in Amity with our Soveraigne: Protect all foraigne Merchants with our utmost force from injury in the rivers; […]

Breaking Sticks to Roast the Duke

I hae been at Crookieden, My bonie laddie, Highland laddie, Viewing Willie and his men, My bonie laddie, Highland laddie. There our foes that burnt and slew, My bonie laddie, Highland laddie, There, at last, they gat their due, My bonie laddie, Highland laddie. Satan sits in his black neuk, My bonie laddie, Highland laddie, […]