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.