As I Remember

Recollections of American Society during the Nineteenth Century

Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 133,116 / 407 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.8
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 855
Added to site: 2009.03.23
mnybks.net#: 23758
Genre: Biography
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h the Young Pretender's cause were restored to the good graces of the English throne, and it was Scotland that was compelled to bear the brunt of the royal displeasure. The sins of the fathers were visited upon their children, and it is not at all unlikely that the sympathies of Alexander Campbell's son, Malcolm (my grandfather), for the last of the House of Stuart developed a chain of circumstances that resulted, with other causes, in his embarkation for America.

During the early period of my childhood I became familiar with the Jacobite songs which my father used to sing, and which had been handed down in the Campbell family. I was so deeply imbued during my early life with the Jacobite spirit of my forefathers that when I read the account in my English history of George I, carrying with him his little dissolute Hanoverian Court and crossing the water to England to become King of Great Britain, I felt even at that late day that the act was a personal grievance. Through the passage of many years a fra

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