Tudor's uncle had married an English lady who was third cousin to a living lord, and Amy regarded the whole family with great respect, for in spite of her American birth and breeding, she possessed that reverence for titles which haunts the best of us--that unacknowledged loyalty to the early faith in kings which set the most democratic nation under the sun in ferment at the coming of a royal yellow-haired laddie
, some years ago, and which still has something to do with the love the young country bears the old, like that of a big son for an imperious little mother, who held him while she could, and let him go with a farewell scolding when he rebelled.
I remember how she read 'Treasure Island,' holding it close to the ribs of the fire (because she could not spare a moment to rise and light the gas), and how, when bed-time came, and we coaxed, remonstrated, scolded, she said quite fiercely, clinging to the book, 'I dinna lay my head on a pillow this night till I see how that laddie got out of the barrel.
After this, I think, he was as bewitching as the laddie in the barrel to her - Was he not always a laddie in the barrel himself, climbing in for apples while we all stood around, like gamins, waiting for a bite?
The sweet old tunes that one is never tired of were all Polly's store; and her favorites were Scotch airs, such as, "Yellow-Haired Laddie
," "Jock o' Hazeldean," "Down among the Heather," and "Birks of Aberfeldie.
Whether the lassie went or not I cannot say, but the laddie
was off to the land of Nod, in about ten minutes, quite worn out with hearing the bad tidings and the effort to bear them manfully.
Macpherson was no longer a poor Highland laddie
, but a man of world-wide fame.
And here, Davie, laddie," he resumed, "it lies near upon my conscience to improve this parting, and set you on the right guard against the dangers of the world.
The first, which is round, will likely please ye best at the first off-go; but, O Davie, laddie, it's but a drop of water in the sea; it'll help you but a step, and vanish like the morning.
During the visit to Nemarluk today Laddie
the Labrador, the newest teacher at the school was welcomed into the teaching fold.
She struck up a relationship with the male, Laddie
- who has been Lady's mate for the past few years - and has since mated multiple times with him, Rangers predict "dramatic scenes" if 29-year-old Lady returns.
This Friday, the Ouseburn venue has competing attractions, with Aynsley Lister and his band in the main hall and the Mitch Laddie
Band downstairs in Cluny 2.
The Swatter's Carr in Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, The Highland Laddie
in High Street, Norton, and The Plimsoll Line, in High Street East, Redcar, have each been awarded a platinum star rating by inspectors, which is the highest award possible.