Image from page 500 of "An island story; a child's history of England" (1906)
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r plaid and the tear in her ee.She looked at a boat which the breezes had swung.Away on the wave like a bird on the main;And aye as it lessened, she sighed and she sang.Farewell to the lad I shall neer see again ;Farewell to my hero, the gallant and young.Farewell to the lad I shall neer see again. The target is torn from the arm of the just,The helmet is cleft on the brow of the brave.The claymore for ever in darkness must rust.But red is the sword of the stranger and slave;The hoof of the horse and the foot of the proudHave trod oer the plumes in the bonnet of blue.Why slept the red bolt in the heart of the cloudWhen tyranny revelld in blood of the true ?Farewell, my young hero, the gallant and good !The crown of thy fathers is torn from thy brow. This rebellion is called * The Forty-five because ittook place in 1745 a.d. «#?% Prince Charlie reached France safely, but the ^st ofhis life was sad. He was a broken, ruined man, and Hielived a wanderer in many lands. At last, he died in
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They took a sad farewell of each other. THE STORY OF FLORA MACDONALD 433 Rome, on 30th. January 1788 a.d., the anniversary of theday on which Charles i. had been beheaded. In St. Peters at Rome there is a monument, placedthere, it is said, by King George iv., upon which are thenames, in Latin, of James iii., Charles iii., and Henry ix.,kings of England. They were kings who never ruled,and are known in history as the Old Pretender, theYoung Pretender, and Henry, Cardinal of York, brotherof the Young Pretender. 2 E CHAPTER XCIII GEORGE II.—THE STORY OF THE BLACK HOLEOF CALCUTTA Besides the civil war, Britain had other wars to fight.France, Englands old enemy, was still the enemy ofBritain. Once again there was war between them, andthis time the fighting was not in France, nor in England,nor on the seas, but in far-off lands. Long ago, in the days of Elizabeth, you rememberthat Englishmen sailed over the seas to the newly-dis-covered country of America, and made their home there.You re
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