“The eighteenth century, in its moments of self-consciousness, wrote itself down unromantic. It was the age of good sense, of moderation, of the estimably commonplace; not conversant, not anxious to be conversant, with great adventures. Looking back, we see it with other eyes as an age, like all ages that have been and shall be, not destitute of forlorn hopes, and desperate enterprizes, and high devotions. Among all these enterprizes, none was so gallant in defiance of time, and chance….”
Chapter 1, Prince Charles Edward, Andrew Lang
My contribution to Scotland, regardless of the results on September 18th, 2014, is the digitalization of Andrew Lang’s, Prince Charles Edward Stuart, First Edition, 1900, by the Goupil Co., Manzi, Joyant & Co., Charles Scribner’s Sons. It is a limited, large format print, number 452 of 1500 copies made. It will be made available first as a PDF in the coming days and later, as an annotated book. The PDF will be free for all to view here, under, ‘library’ (or simply click this link).
The digital text, kindle, e-reader version is a work in progress but will soon be ready by the end of the month.