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The World’s Story A History of the World in Story, Song and Art Volume 24 British Isles Part 2: Scotland, Ireland Edited by Eva March Tappan

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The World’s Story A History of the World In Story, Song and Art Volume 24 British Isles Part 2: Scotland, Ireland Copyright © 2020 by Libraries of Hope, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission of the publisher. International rights and foreign translations available only through permission of the publisher. The World’s Story, A History of the World in Story, Song and Art, edited by Eva March Tappan. (Original copyright 1914) Cover Image: The Return of Mary Queen of Scots to Edinburgh, by James Drummond (1870). In public domain, source Wikimedia Commons. Libraries of Hope, Inc. Appomattox, Virginia 24522 Website www.librariesofhope.com Email: librariesofhope@gmail.com Printed in the United States of America


CONTENTS SCOTLAND

I. BALLADS AND LEGENDS OF EARLY SCOTLAND

LEGENDS OF ST. COLUJIIBA From "Life of St. Columba." THE MURDER OF KING DUNCAN From "Macbeth." THE INVASION OF THE NORSEMl!:N From "Ballads and Lyrics." SIR PATRICK SPENS .

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Abbot Adamnaii

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William Shakespeare

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Charles Mac kay

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An o ld ballad

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II. TWO SCOTTISH HEROES

THE CAPTURE OF WILLIAM WALLACE From "The Scottish Chiefs." THE CORONATION OF ROBERT BRUCE From "The Days of Bruce." BRUCE AT BANNOCKBURN From "A Short History of Scotland." SCOTS WHA HAE .

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Jane Porter

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Grace Aguilar

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P. Ilume Brown

Robert Burns

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III. TO THE DEATH OF MARY

TIIE BIER-RIGIIT • Sir Walter Sc ott From "The Fair Maid of Perth." How THE SCOTS LIVED WHILE JAMES I WAS KING P. Hume Brown From "A Short History of Scotland." ON THE FIELD OF FLODDEN . . • . Sir Walter Sc ott EDINBURGU AFTER FLODDEN FIELD William E. Aytowi "THE GOODMAN OF BALLANGIECH" . Sir Walter Sc ott From "Talcs of a Grandfather." THE FLIGHT OF MARY, QUEEN OF ScoTS, TO ENGLAND From "The Abbot." THE FATE OF 1"1AR'i, QUEEN OF SCOTS From "Tales of a Grandfather."

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Sir Walter Scott

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Sir Walter S c ott

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IV. A CENTURY OF UNREST

WHY JENNY GEDDES THREW HER STOOL A T THE DEAN

"Grace Greenwood" (Sara J. Lippincott)

From "Bonnie Scotland."

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Sir Walter Scott William E. Aytoun

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William E. Aytoun 153 . P. Hume Brown 157

GATHERING SONG OF DONALD THE BLACK . THE EXECUTION OF 1\-lONTROSE

From "Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers."

THE BURIAL l\1ARCH OF DUNDEE • THE MASSACRE OF GLENCOE

From "A Short History of Scotland."

A RESCUE AT THE BATTLE OF PRESTONPANS

Sir Walter Scott

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From "\Vaverley." How FLORA MACDONALD SAVED PRINCE CHARLIE

Charles Sanford Terry

From "The Young Pretender."

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IRELAND I. THE GOLDEN AGE OF ERIN OISIN IN Tm NA N-oG

An Irish folk-story

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An old Irish legend

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Patrick Weston Joyce

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Patrick Weston Joyce

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Charles Johnston and Carita Spence,

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E. S. Brooks

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THE CHASE OF SUEVE CuLLINN

From "Myths and Folklore of Ireland," by Jeremiah Curtin From "Old Celtic Romances," translated by P. W. Joyce.

THE STORY OF ST. PATRICK • • • • • THE "ISLAND OF SAINTS AND SCHOLARS"

From "A Concise History of Ireland." THE BOOK OF KELLS •

From "Ireland's Story."

How BRIAN BORU HELD THE FORD OF TRIBUTE

From "Historic Boys."

II. SIX CENTURIES OF OPPRESSION

Jmtin H. McCartlty

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Tltomas Davis Oliver Cromwell

241 246

Mrs. E. M. Field

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Thomas Babington Macaulay Tltomas Babington Macaulay

263 276

THE HOUSE OF THE GERALDINES •

From "An Outline of Irish History."

THE GERALDINES . . . • . • THE VENGEANCE OF CROhIWELL

AFTER THE REBELLION OF 1641

From "Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches," edited by Thomas Carlyle

From "Ethne."

THE SIEGE OF LONDONDERRY THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE

From "The History of England."

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CONTENTS THE WEARIN' o' THE GREEN

EMMET'S GRAVE .

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THE HARP THAT ONCE THROUGH TARA'S

• • An old ballad 285 Jttstin H. McCartlzy 287 HALLS Thomas Moore 289 .

III. IRE LAND AND HE R PEOPLE THE "GRAND CANAL HOTEL" • • • . AN IRISH SCHOOL THE \VINNING BACK OF THE LAND

Charles Lever Gerald Griffin

From" Ireland's Story" Charles Johnston and Carita Spencer • • . . . • . Katharine Tynan From "Peeps at Many Lands- Ireland."

THE IRISH PEOPLE .

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