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Thread #113060   Message #2399215
Posted By: Paul Burke
28-Jul-08 - 03:31 AM
Thread Name: Ye Jacobites By Name -Meaning of a verse
Subject: RE: Ye Jacobites By Name -Meaning of a verse
"Give up plotting against the (Hanoverian) State. Accept that the Stuarts have been defeated, and lettting nature takes its course with them, accommodate yourself to political realities."

Simple enough, and realistic advice, if not principled. It seems that the Scottish aristocracy took it to heart, and used the unswerving loyalty of their clan followers to ease their relocation to Canada or the grave, to be replaced by new, easy-to-manage, profitable sheep.