History of Sir William Wallace by Peter Donaldson

History of Sir William Wallace

Peter Donaldson
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  • ISBN
    9781151647993 / 1151647993
  • Title History of Sir William Wallace
  • Author Peter Donaldson
  • Format
  • Year 2010
  • Pages 32
  • Publisher
    General Books
  • Imprint General Books
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 229mm x 4mm x 152mm


Publisher: Borradaile Publication date: 1823 Subjects: Biography

Publisher Description

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825. Excerpt: ... TO ALL TRUE HEARTED CALEDOHIAHS. IT appears no easy undertaking, CaledobiAbs, to write the history and do justice to the character of the most illustrious General, consummate Statesman and courageous Warrior, that ever graced the pages of history, the invincible Hero of Scotland, Sir William WalLace, the subject of the subsequent Memoir. To give a just history of the fife, adventures end heroic actions of that unparalleled Hero of Caledonia, who was equally qualified, by extraordinary natural endowments and martial acquirements, to excel in the administrations of 1/) theJCabinet and tactics of the field, would require a character in letters equal to that of his " hero in peace and in war, in the Court and in. 'the field; no ordinary pen can do justice to the C name of such a chieftain; no common intellect v can value his merits; no ignoble soul can estimate the worth of such a conqueror; let the. annals of Caledonia display his glories; let the pages of her histories speak forth his virtues; '.t hep biographies depict the renowned charac-, ter of their Hero; and let his magnanimous deeds be engraved on the memories of all her true-hearted patriots, as long as the sun shall endure. In whatever light we view that illustrious warrior, emotions of love and glory will rise in our hearts, and will irresistibly lead us to behold him as an example worthy of imitation, and a subject of admiration, either as a Chris tian or a Hero. This is the great reason I have for writing a history of the Chieftain, it being well known that example has a more powerful influence oa the human mind than precept, as it predisposes to design, stimulates to action, and directs how to proceed with success, in the paths of virtue and glory. It awakens the dormant energies of the s...

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History of Sir William Wallace