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  • In the manse of Cauldshields the Reverend Eli M'Diarmid's housekeeper was getting him ready for church.

    Bog-Myrtle and Peat Tales Chiefly of Galloway Gathered from the Years 1889 to 1895

  • “It is better it should be so,” said he to himself, devouring his own emotion; “but — of his line of a hundred sires, I know not one who would have retired while the banner of Diarmid waved in the wind, in the face of its most inveterate foes!”

    A Legend of Montrose

  • It is time that of the sons of Diarmid should cease to flow. —

    A Legend of Montrose

  • The sons of Diarmid — the race of Darnlinvarach — the riders of

    A Legend of Montrose

  • Argyle is moving upon Inverlochy with three thousand chosen men, commanded by the flower of the sons of Diarmid. —

    A Legend of Montrose

  • “Not for a forest of deer — not for a thousand head of cattle,” answered the freebooter; “not for all the lands that ever called a son of Diarmid master, will I break the troth I have plighted to him of the iron-garment!”

    A Legend of Montrose

  • This was the greatest disaster that ever befell the race of Diarmid, as the Campbells were called in the Highlands; it being generally remarked that they were as fortunate in the issue of their undertakings, as they were sagacious in planning, and courageous in executing them.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • “If my life rest on hers,” answered the outlaw, “it is secure, for she still survives; but it has a more insecure reliance — the frail promise of a son of Diarmid.”

    A Legend of Montrose

  • “Am I to understand, then,” said Sir Duncan, “that it is against my name alone that these preparations are directed? or are the race of Diarmid only to be sufferers in common with the whole of the peaceful and orderly inhabitants of Scotland?”

    A Legend of Montrose

  • And Diarmid oh, Diarmid he perished in the strife;

    A Farewell to Patrick Sarsfield, Earl of Lucan


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