The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from A Legend of Montrose by Walter Scott:|
signifies an ancient), in the King's Leif Regiment of Black-
Horse, and thereafter I arose to be lieutenant and ritt-master,
under that invincible monarch, the bulwark of the Protestant
faith, the Lion of the North, the terror of Austria, Gustavus the
"And yet, if I understand you, Captain Dalgetty,--I think that
rank corresponds with your foreign title of ritt-master--"
"The same grade preceesely," answered Dalgetty; "ritt-master
signifying literally file-leader."
"I was observing," continued Lord Menteith, "that, if I
understood you right, you had left the service of this great