Waverley
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Waverley

By Sir Walter Scott
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Excerpt: CHAPTER VI. A VOLUNTEER SIXTY YEAKS SINCE. On hearing the unwelcome sound of the drum, Major Melville hastily opened a sashed door and stepped out upon a sort of terrace which divided his house from the high-road from which the martial music proceeded. Waverley and his new friend followed him, though probably he would have dispensed with their attendance. They soon recognized in solemn march, first, the performer upon the drum; secondly, a large flag of four compartments, on which were inscribed the words, CoveNant, Kirk, King, Kingdoms. The person who was honoured with this charge was followed by the commander of the party, -- a thin, dark, rigid- looking man about sixty years old. The spiritual pride which in mine Host of the Candlestick mantled in a sort of supercilious hypocrisy, was in this man's face elevated and yet darkened by genuine and uudoubting fanaticism. It was impossible to behold him without imagination placing him in some strange crisis where religious zeal was the ruling principle. A martyr at the stake, a soldier in the field, a lonely and banished wanderer consoled by the intensity and supposed purity of his faith under every earthly privation, perhaps a persecuting inquisitor, as terrific in power as unyielding in adversity, -- any of these seemed congenial characters to this personage. With these high traits of energy there was something in the affected precision and solemnit...

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  • WAVERLEY, By Sir Walter Scott
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  • WAVERLEY
    • OR
  • 'TIS SIXTY YEARS SINCE
    • Complete
      • With Introductory Essay and Notes
      • With Illustrations
    • 1893
      • THIS NEW EDITION OF THE WAVERLEY NOVELS IS DEDICATED TO THE HON. MRS. MAXWELL SCOTT OF ABBOTSFORD AND HER CHILDREN, Walter, Mary, Michael, Alice, Malcolm Margaret and Herbert GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER AND GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN OF THE AUTHOR, BY THE PUBLISHERS
      • TO THE KING'S MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY.
    • EDITOR'S NOTE.
    • ADVERTISEMENT TO THE WAVERLEY NOVELS
    • GENERAL PREFACE TO THE WAVERLEY NOVELS
    • APPENDIX No. I.,
      • FRAGMENT OF A ROMANCE WHICH WAS TO HAVE BEEN ENTITLED
      • THOMAS THE RHYMER.
    • CHAPTER I.
    • THE LORD OF ENNERDALE.
      • IN A FRAGMENT OF A LETTER FROM JOHN B______, ESQ., OF THAT ILK, TO WILLIAM G______, F.R.S.E.
      • "Journal of Jan Von Eulen.
    • No. II.
    • CONCLUSION OF MR. STRUTT'S ROMANCE OF QUEEN-HOO HALL.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • A HUNTING PARTY.—AN ADVENTURE.—A DELIVERANCE.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • INVESTIGATION OF THE ADVENTURE OF THE HUNTING.—A DISCOVERY. —GREGORY'S MANHOOD.—FATE OF GASTON ST. CLERE.—CONCLUSION.
      • BRIDAL SONG.
    • No. III.
      • ANECDOTE OF SCHOOL DAYS,
      • UPON WHICH MR. THOMAS SCOTT PROPOSED TO FOUND A TALE OF FICTION.
  • WAVERLEY;
    • OR,
    • 'T IS SIXTY YEARS SINCE.
      • "Under which King, Bezonian? Speak, or die!" Henry IV., Part II.
    • EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION TO WAVERLEY.
    • INTRODUCTION
    • PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION
      • THE AUTHOR'S ADDRESS TO ALL IN GENERAL
  • WAVERLEY
    • OR
    • 'TIS SIXTY YEARS SINCE
      • Volume I.
    • CHAPTER I
      • INTRODUCTORY
    • CHAPTER II
      • WAVERLEY-HONOUR—A RETROSPECT
    • CHAPTER III
      • EDUCATION
    • CHAPTER IV
      • CASTLE-BUILDING
    • CHAPTER V
      • CHOICE OF A PROFESSION
    • CHAPTER IV
      • THE ADIEUS OF WAVERLEY
    • CHAPTER VII
      • A HORSE-QUARTER IN SCOTLAND
    • CHAPTER VIII
      • A SCOTTISH MANOR-HOUSE SIXTY YEARS SINCE
    • CHAPTER IX
      • MORE OF THE MANOR-HOUSE AND ITS ENVIRONS
    • CHAPTER X
      • ROSE BRADWARDINE AND HER FATHER
    • CHAPTER XI
      • THE BANQUET
    • CHAPTER XII
      • REPENTANCE AND A RECONCILIATION
    • CHAPTER XIII
      • A MORE RATIONAL DAY THAN THE LAST
      • Saint Swithin's Chair
    • CHAPTER XIV
      • A DISCOVERY—WAVERLEY BECOMES DOMESTICATED AT TULLY-VEOLAN
    • CHAPTER XV
      • A CREAGH, AND ITS CONSEQUENCES
    • CHAPTER XVI
      • AN UNEXPECTED ALLY APPEARS
    • CHAPTER XVII
      • THE HOLD OF A HIGHLAND ROBBER
    • CHAPTER XVIII
      • WAVERLEY PROCEEDS ON HIS JOURNEY
    • CHAPTER XIX
      • THE CHIEF AND HIS MANSION
    • CHAPTER XX
      • A HIGHLAND FEAST
    • CHAPTER XXI
      • THE CHIEFTAIN'S SISTER
    • CHAPTER XXII
      • HIGHLAND MINSTRELSY
    • CHAPTER XXIII
      • WAVERLEY CONTINUES AT GLENNAQUOICH
    • CHAPTER XXIV
      • A STAG-HUNT AND ITS CONSEQUENCES
    • CHAPTER XXV
      • NEWS FROM ENGLAND
    • CHAPTER XXVI
      • AN ECLAIRCISSEMENT
    • CHAPTER XXVII
      • UPON THE SAME SUBJECT
    • CHAPTER XXVIII
      • A LETTER FROM TULLY-VEOLAN
    • CHAPTER XXIX
      • WAVERLEY'S RECEPTION IN THE LOWLANDS AFTER HIS HIGHLAND TOUR
      • To an Oak Tree
  • WAVERLEY
    • OR
    • 'TIS SIXTY YEARS SINCE
      • VOLUME II.
    • CHAPTER I
      • SHOWS THAT THE LOSS OF A HORSE'S SHOE MAY BE A SERIOUS INCONVENIENCE
    • CHAPTER II
      • AN EXAMINATION
    • CHAPTER III
      • A CONFERENCE AND THE CONSEQUENCE
    • CHAPTER IV
      • A CONFIDANT
    • CHAPTER V
      • THINGS MEND A LITTLE
    • CHAPTER VI
      • A VOLUNTEER SIXTY YEARS SINCE
    • CHAPTER VII
      • AN INCIDENT
    • CHAPTER VIII
      • WAVERLEY IS STILL IN DISTRESS
    • CHAPTER IX
      • A NOCTURNAL ADVENTURE
    • CHAPTER X
      • THE JOURNEY IS CONTINUED
    • CHAPTER XI
      • AN OLD AND A NEW ACQUAINTANCE
    • CHAPTER XII
      • THE MYSTERY BEGINS TO BE CLEARED UP
    • CHAPTER XIII
      • A SOLDIER'S DINNER
    • CHAPTER XIV
      • THE BALL
    • CHAPTER XV
      • THE MARCH
    • CHAPTER XVI
      • AN INCIDENT GIVES RISE TO UNAVAILING REFLECTIONS
    • CHAPTER XVII
      • THE EVE OF BATTLE
    • CHAPTER XVIII
      • THE CONFLICT
    • CHAPTER XIX
      • AN UNEXPECTED EMBARRASSMENT
    • CHAPTER VII
      • THE ENGLISH PRISONER
    • CHAPTER XXI
      • RATHER UNIMPORTANT
    • CHAPTER XXII
      • INTRIGUES OF LOVE AND POLITICS
    • CHAPTER XXIII
      • INTRIGUES OF SOCIETY AND LOVE
    • CHAPTER XXIV
      • FERGUS A SUITOR
    • CHAPTER XXV
      • 'TO ONE THING CONSTANT NEVER'
    • CHAPTER XXVI
      • A BRAVE MAN IN SORROW
    • CHAPTER XXVII
      • EXERTION
    • CHAPTER XXVIII
      • THE MARCH
    • CHAPTER XXIX
      • THE CONFUSION OF KING AGRAMANT'S CAMP
    • CHAPTER XXX
      • A SKIRMISH
    • CHAPTER XXXI
      • CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS
    • CHAPTER XXXII
      • A JOURNEY TO LONDON
    • CHAPTER XXXIII
      • WHAT'S TO BE DONE NEXT?
    • CHAPTER XXXIV
      • DESOLATION
    • CHAPTER XXXV
      • COMPARING OF NOTES
    • CHAPTER XXXVI
      • MORE EXPLANATION
    • CHAPTER XXXVII
      • Now is Cupid a child of conscience—he makes restitution.—SHAKSPEARE
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII
      • Happy's the wooing That's not long a doing.
    • CHAPTER XXXIX
      • To morrow? O that's sudden!—Spare him, spare him'—SHAKSPEARE
    • CHAPTER XL
      • A darker departure is near, The death drum is muffled, and sable the bier—CAMPBELL
    • CHAPTER XLI
      • DULCE DOMUM
    • CHAPTER XLII
      • This is no mine ain house, I ken by the bigging o't—Old Song.
    • CHAPTER XLIII
      • A POSTSCRIPT WHICH SHOULD HAVE BEEN A PREFACE
    • NOTES—Volume I.
    • GLOSSARY—Volume I.
    • NOTES—Volume II.
    • GLOSSARY—Volume II.
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