The History of Dunbar, from the Earliest Records to the Present Period: With a Description of the Ancient Castles and Picturesque Scenery on the Borders of East Lothian
William Miller, and sold by J. Miller and G. Neill, Haddington, 1830 - 292 pages
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Andrew appears arms army assistance battle belonging Berwick boat built burgh called captain carried castle of Dunbar charge church coast command crown David death Douglas duke earl of Dunbar East East Lothian Edinburgh effect enemy England English entered fall feet field foot force formed four French garrison George give granted Haddington hands head held Henry Hist Holinshed Home horse immediately James John joined king land late letter Lord Lothian March master miles minister month night nobles North notice occasion officers parish parliament party pass Patrick peace period person possession present prisoner queen received regiments remained Robert rock says Scotland Scots Scottish sent ships shore side siege situated taken thing tion took town vessels walls whole
Page 224 - George 4th, intituled an act for taking an account of the population of Great Britain and of the increase or diminution thereof (1831).
Page 142 - Garrison there would furnish us with accommodation for our sick men, ' and' would be a good Magazine, — which we exceedingly wanted ; being put to depend upon the uncertainty of weather for landing provisions, which many times cannot be done though the being of the whole Army lay upon it, all the coasts from Berwick to Leith having not one good harbour.
Page 142 - ... had like to have engaged our rear-brigade of horse with their whole Army, — had not the Lord by His providence put a cloud over the Moon, thereby giving us opportunity to draw off those horse to the rest of our Army.
Page 139 - FORASMUCH as I understand there are several Soldiers of the Enemy's Army yet abiding in the Field, who by reason of their wounds could not march from thence: " These are therefore to give notice to the Inhabitants of this Nation That they may and hereby have * free liberty to repair to the Field aforesaid, and, with their carts or [in...
Page 127 - Though not a man of them knew wherefore; When Gospel-trumpeter, surrounded With long-eared rout, to battle sounded; And pulpit, drum ecclesiastic, Was beat with fist instead of a stick : Then did Sir Knight abandon dwelling, And out he rode a-colonelling.
Page 147 - I have not leisure to write much. But I could chide thee that in many of thy Letters thou writest to me, That I should not be unmindful of thee and thy little ones. Truly, if I love you not too well, I think I err not on the other hand much. Thou art dearer to me than any creature; let that suffice.
Page 142 - Musselburgh, to victual, and to ship away our sick men; where we sent aboard near five hundred sick and wounded soldiers. " And upon serious consideration, finding our weakness so to increase, and the Enemy lying upon his advantage, — at a general council it was thought fit to march to Dunbar, and there to fortify the Town. Which (we thought), if anything, would provoke them to engage.
Page 143 - And truly this was an exigent to us. wherewith the enemy reproached us with that condition the Parliament army was in when it made its hard conditions with the King in Cornwall. By some reports that have come to us, they had disposed of us, and of their business, in sufficient revenge and wrath towards our persons, and had swallowed up the poor interest of England, believing that their army and their King would have marched to London without any interruption...
Page 145 - Thus you have the prospect of one of the most signal mercies God hath done for England and His people, this War: — , and now may it please you ^o give me the leave of a few words. It is easy to say, The Lord hath done this. It would do you good to see and hear our poor foot to go up and down making their boast of God.