mercredi, juillet 23, 2014

George Lockhart of Carnwath: "If Scotsmen would seriously reflect..."

George Lockhart of Carnwath (1681?–1731)
Scottish Jacobite and founder of the Scottish Tory Party.
Strongly opposed the Act of Union with England.
"I'm persuaded, if Scotsmen would often and seriously reflect upon the happy state from which the kingdom of Scotland was fallen and the glorious and heroic actions of their progenitors, it could not fail of exciting in them a generous resolution of recovering what was so valiantly defended and maintained by their predecessors, and meanly parted with by this age: and I can never suffer myself to despond, or doubt, but that, some time or other, God will bless such resolutions and endeavour with success, by restoring the nation to its ancient rights and liberties." 
 ("The Lockhart Papers: Containing Memoirs and Commentaries upon the Affairs of Scotland from 1702 to 1715" by George Lockhart, Esq. of Carnwath, Vol. 1, ed. Anthony Aufrere, 1817)