This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...corteises damiselles, Toiirna son deduit et s’entente. § 38. Whilst describing the principal events relating to Malcolm, Margaret, and their children, we have hitherto conversed with their most intimate associate, their companion, their friend, one who heard their daily conversation, who was,possessed of their designs and thoughts. But Turgot now quits us: he returns for a while to Durham; and instead of listening to a member of the domestic circle, we are again left to the information derived from distant observers, with small opportunity of ascertaining the precise truth, and contenting themselves with brief and desultory memorials. Dimness covers the scene, and we are now necessitated to form conjectures concerning the actions and sentiments of men, who pass before us like shadows----and yet are they more shadows than those which surround us? As with the present, so with the past, we must attempt, by throwing ourselves into feelings which change not with the changes of the world, to obtain some interpretation of the obscurities in which we are involved. The first and joyful consequence of Donaldbane’s accession was the expulsion of the strangers. Our Anglo-Saxon Chronicle dolefully and emphatically announces this re-conquest; but we do not think it was in anywise complete, or that any were driven out, except from the districts immediately within the power of the newly inaugurated Sovereign. Donaldbane strengthened himself, however, by granting to his son Madach, the Earldom, (for the Anglo-Saxon title had become quite established in Malcolm’s reign,) of Athol; and Madach, afterwards matching with Norwegian Haco’s daughter, became the progenitor of a powerful chieftainry, who gave some trouble to the Crown. however,...