The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Black Dwarf by Walter Scott:|
hate against government so inveterate, as to blind me to the full
danger of the attempt."
"Then why involve yourself in it?" said Ratcliffe.
"Why, I love this poor exiled king with all my heart; and my
father was an old Killiecrankie man, and I long to see some
amends on the Unionist courtiers, that have bought and sold old
Scotland, whose crown has been so long independent."
"And for the sake of these shadows," said his monitor, "you are
going to involve your country in war and yourself in trouble?"
"I involve? No!--but, trouble for trouble, I had rather it came
to-morrow than a month hence. COME, I know it will; and, as your