Some remarkable passages in the life of the honourable Colonel James Gardiner, who was slain at the Battle of Prestonpans, September 21, 1745: with an appendix, relating to the ancient family of the Munroes of Fowlis

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Printed for the Bookselllers, 1794 - 287 pages
 

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Page 90 - Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, and in the power of the Holy Ghost.
Page 208 - All that his faithful attendant saw further at this time was, that as his hat was falling off, he took it in his left hand and waved it as a signal to him to retreat, and added, what were the last words he ever heard him speak, 'Take care of yourself;' upon which the servant retired.
Page 190 - He comes from thickest films of vice To clear the mental ray, And on the eyeballs of the blind To pour celestial day.
Page 46 - ... in it ; and yet while this book was in his hand, an impression was made upon his mind (perhaps God only knows how) which drew after it a train of the most important and happy consequences.
Page 45 - I did not particularly inquire, whom he was to attend exactly at twelve. The company broke up about eleven ; and not judging it convenient to anticipate the time appointed, he went into his chamber to kill the tedious hour, perhaps with some amusing book, or some other way. But it very accidentally happened, that he took up a religious book, which his good mother or aunt had, without his knowledge, slipped into his portmanteau. It was called, if I remember the title exactly, The Christian Soldier,...
Page 206 - Colonel at the beginning of the onset, which in the whole lasted but a few minutes, received a wound by a bullet in his left breast, which made him give a sudden spring in his saddle ; upon which his servant, who...
Page 47 - He thought he saw an unusual blaze of light fall on the book while he was reading, which he at first imagined might happen by some accident in the candle. But lifting up his eyes, he apprehended, to his extreme amazement, that there was before him, as it were suspended in the air, a visible representation of the Lord Jesus Christ upon the cross, surrounded on all sides with a glory: and was impressed as if a voice, or something equivalent to a voice, had come to him, to this effect...
Page 206 - As soon as the enemy came within gun-shot they made a furious fire; and it is said that the dragoons which constituted the left wing immediately fled. The Colonel at the beginning of the onset, which in the whole lasted but a few minutes, received a wound by a bullet in his left breast, which made him give a...
Page 205 - ... sheltered under a rick of barley, which happened to be in the field. About three in the morning he called his domestic servants to him , of which there were four in waiting.
Page 89 - Paradise; for he says that he could not tell whether he was in the body or out of the body.

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