By Jude Deveraux
captures the joys of an American beauty's Highlands marriage ceremony, the place a royal name is at stake -- and the place love wins the day.
Claire Willoughby risked wasting hundreds of thousands in her inheritance if, as decreed through her grandfather, she didn't wed an "acceptable" guy. Harry Montgomery, the 11th Duke of MacArran, appeared ideal. He owned a ancient fortress, he appeared manly in a kilt, and he used to be as a lot a titled Scotsman as Bonnie Prince Charlie himself.
Their engagement introduced, Claire's destiny as a duchess was once guaranteed -- and she or he trigger together with her relations to satisfy the Montgomery extended family in Scotland. Bramley citadel was once a humid, relax position, overþowing with eccentric family. yet there has been additionally Trevelyan, a secretive, brooding guy who lived in Bramley's historical halls. Whoever he was once, he wasn't in any respect like Harry: Trevelyan was once the main exasperating, smug, know-it-all of a guy Claire had ever met. And the main fascinating...
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If I compare the French to the old Polish tradition, I do not mean to offend the French; I only use this comparison to rephrase the recent argument of their public opinion, which knows how to evaluate such laws. Yet, what can I say about the laws that force the nation’s representatives armed with legislative powers, on entering the parliament, to take an oath to the king and the constitution, which they have the power to alter? This kind of oath calls into doubt their being a nation’s representatives, degrades the dignity of their function, stigmatizes them as enslaved servants; what can I say about the laws that force to abandon the religious formula which, devoid of its eminence, is a useless calling of the divine name insulting common sense?
You still hold the mutilating sword you used then, and sharpen its edge in foreign, corrupted forces. You want to create the magnate status, the inherited dignity of peers, the right of primogeniture, and privileges foreign to the Polish law; to preserve insignia of rank, the titles gained illegally or in foreign service, usually in service of Poland’s enemies. You want a Poland in which you could gain the greatest profits while taking pleasure in humiliating the people and preserving their servitude and slavery.
It was also about the basis of social order, the source of national character, and the value of civilization. Most of all, the question of origins was one of the most important tasks assigned to the newly emerging discipline of national history. In the late 1840s the predominant answer to MIHAIL KOGĂLNICEANU: SPEECH ON NATIONAL HISTORY 45 this question remained the ‘Latinist’ one elaborated by the ‘Transylvanian School’, which affirmed the ‘pure’ Latin origin of the Romanians. Repudiating the exaggerated views on the Latin origins of the Romanians, Kogălniceanu followed in the tradition of Naum Râmniceanu and argued that, apart from the Romans, the Dacians too played an important part in Romanian ethno-genesis.