Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Marquis Of Montrose

"As to the Marquis, he is chief of that most ancient and eminent family of the Grahams in Scotland, in the old dialect of that country called by the name of Graham-more, or the Great Graham. He is descended of that Graham so famous in the histories of this kingdom, who was father-in-law to Fergus II. King of Scots...".

Sunday, August 9, 2015

There Was No Sign

From The Plains of Abraham by Brian Connell:

"Of the French there was no sign."

"...Montcalm...thought that the British had attacked the French provision convoy... . Wearily the French stood to arms again, but as dawn broke, they could see no threatening movement in front of them. .... Breathing a sigh of relief, Montcalm, convinced that the bulk of the British army was still east of Quebec, retired to his command post in the village of Beauport for a cup of hot tea."