The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson:|
claim to this bracing story; and they do well: the man who
preferred his plighted troth to the commands and menaces of
the dead is an ancestor worth disputing. But the Campbells
must rest content: they have the broad lands and the broad
page of history; this appanage must be denied them; for
between the name of CAMERON and that of CAMPBELL, the muse
will never hesitate.
Note 1, Mr. Nutt reminds me it was "by my sword and Ben
Cruachan" the Cameron swore.
Note 2, "A PERIWIG'D LORD OF LONDON." The first Pitt.
Note 3, "CATHAY." There must be some omission in General