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seize the Colonel and carry him off; but as this seems to have been
totally impracticable, it is rather probable that his intention was
to kill him on the spot, and in the midst of the confusion to
escape. Whatever his intention was, it was frustrated, for Briggs
happened to be elsewhere. " The congregation, as might be expected,
was thrown into great confusion on seeing an armed man on horseback
make his appearance among them; and the Major, taking advantage of
their astonishment, turned his horse round, and rode quietly out.
But having given an alarm, he was presently assaulted as he left
the assembly, and being seized, his girths were cut, and he was
unhorsed. " At this instant his party made a furious attack on the
assailants, and the Major killed with his own hand the man who had
seized him, clapped the saddle, ungirthed as it was, upon his
horse, and, vaulting into it, rode full speed through the streets
of Kendal, calling his men to follow him; and, with his whole
party, made a safe retreat to his asylum in the lake. The action
marked the man. Many knew him: and they who did not, knew as well
from the exploit that it could be nobody but Robin the Devil." END
OF NOTES TO ROKEBT. VISION OP DON RODERICK. Quid dignum memm-are
tuis, Hispania, terris Vox bumana valet! Claudian. [The Vision of
Don Roderick appeared in 4to, in Jane, 1811; and in the course of
the same year was also inserted in the 2d volume of the Edinburgh
Annual Register?which work was the property of Sir Walter Scott's
then publishers, Messrs. John Ballantyne and Co.] PREFACE THE
VISION OF DON RODERICK. . The following Poem is founded upon a
Spanish Tradition, particularly detailed in the Notes; but bearing,
in general, that Don Roderick, the last Gothic King of Spain, when
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