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The Anecdotage of Glasgow
General Fraser, Sons of Lord Lovat, at Glasgow


WHEN General Fraser was addressing his men in Gaelic, at Glasgow, in 1776, an old highlander was leaning on his staft gazing at him with great earnestness. When he had finished, the old man walked up to him, and with that easy familiar intercourse which in those days subsisted between the Highlanders and their superiors, shook him by the hand, exclaiming—

"Simon, you are a good soldier, and speak like a man; so long as you live, Simon of Lovat will never die," alluding to the general’s address and manner, which greatly resembled that of his father, Lord Lovat, whom the old Highlander knew perfectly.


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