THE JACOBITES OF THE '45.
Ix "The Lone Adventure " (Unwin, London), Mr. Ealliweil Sutcliffe has reproduced not only the scenes of Lancashire in 1745, but* the enthusiastic amiquarianism of the -Jacobites of the last Rising. ; - It is dominated by the long dead spirit of king-worship, that speaks in."every":'- pagelike a voice from the tomb. The Twentieth Century has'forgotten that there was a time when practical and home-loving Englishmen : drank to " the King . over the" water/* and sacrificed life and estate for a visionary loyalty. Bat Mr. ; - Satellite revives the period and makes of the Lancashire part id pat son In - the Stuart -adventure a" most readable romance; He not only' idealises bat idolizes the Stuart. To him " the yellow-haired laddie " was more •divine than human, and his Hessian ; foes mere drunken reprobates whose meanness was' - only equalled ' by their -' stupidity. Those who remained loyal to the King over the water had something, In his eyes,of Homeric greatness. The plot, like "the sentiment, is of the simplest; Sir Jasper Jioyd, a Lancashire squire -with a weakling but high-spirited so®, joins the rising. The; lad Rupert is able to hold his father's house against a band of Hanoverian soldiers who imagine thai the prince is hidden within. The story of the siege is vigorously told; the nipping winds bite shrewdly, and the snow lavs its windingsheet as in " Eicroft of Wit hens." And the love story that threads the vigorously told incidents of what was from the beginning the most hopeless of forlorn hopes is altogether human and appreciable. In these days of triumphant democracy it is supremely interesting to be given in good literary form the point of view of the oldfashioned monarchists.
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THE JACOBITES OF THE '45., New Zealand Herald, Volume XLVIII, Issue 17805, 7 October 1911, Supplement
THE JACOBITES OF THE '45. New Zealand Herald, Volume XLVIII, Issue 17805, 7 October 1911, Supplement
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