History has all but forgotten the spring of 1708, when an invasion fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown.
Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next bestselling novel. Settling... read more
“Come home! The year has left you old; / Leave those grey stones; wrap close this shawl / Around you for the night is cold; / Come home! He will not hear you call; / No sign awaits you here but the beat / Of tides upon the strand, / The crag's gaunt shadow with gull's feet / Imprinted on the sand, / And spars and sea-weed strewn / Under a pale moon. / Come home! He will not hear you call; / Only the night winds answer as they fall / Along the shore, / And evermore / Only the seashells / On the grey stones singing, / And the foam-bells / Of the North Sea ringing.”Opening to the book, Poem by E. J. Pratt, "On the Shore"
‘Where’e’er I go, my Soul shall stay with thee: ’Tis but my Shadow that I take away;’Highlighted by 384 Kindle customers
‘Men who watch, and say but little, very often are much wiser than the men they serve.’Highlighted by 326 Kindle customers
‘Hope,’ he told her, ‘rarely enters into it. ’Tis action moves the world. If ye mind nothing else I’ve taught ye of the game of chess, mind that: ye cannot leave your men to stand unmoving on the board and hope to win. A soldier must first step upon the battlefield if he does mean to cross it.’Highlighted by 289 Kindle customers
The IGI, or International Genealogical Index, was one of the most useful tools for family history searchers.Highlighted by 283 Kindle customers
William Henley’s bravely ringing lines: I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.Highlighted by 281 Kindle customers
‘there is no sight so melancholy as the winter sea, for it does tell us we are truly at the ending of the year, and all its days are passed, its days of joy and sorrow that will never come again.’Highlighted by 233 Kindle customers
there were roads in life one started down by choice, that led to ends quite different from what might have been if one had chanced to take another turning.Highlighted by 219 Kindle customers
‘A man, when he has fallen on hard times, should seek his friends,’ he said. ‘Not sell them to his enemies.’Highlighted by 188 Kindle customers
It suggests that the entire past-life phenomenon, where people are “regressed” under hypnosis and recall what they believe are former lives in other bodies, may in fact be nothing more than their remembering the lives of their own ancestors.’Highlighted by 141 Kindle customers
right—the fields might fall to fallow and the birds might stop their song awhile; the growing things might die and lie in silence under snow, while through it all the cold sea wore its face of storms and death and sunken hopes…and yet unseen beneath the waves a warmer current ran that, in its time, would bring the spring.Highlighted by 133 Kindle customers
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