Excerpt from The Jacobite Lairds of Gask
But even the sternest foes to the Oliphant politics will not grudge, I hope, some meed of praise to that unﬂinching steadfastness which was ever ready to give up life and lands, home and health, in the behalf of a doomed race of Kings. Never was the Jacobite tradition more abiding in any House. Early in 1689, even before Dundee had come down from London to head the first of the Jacobite risings, Lord Oliphant was thrown into prison by the new Government. The reason was, that he had Signed an Association to stand by King James with lifeand fol'tlll'lcj In 1820, or thereabouts, the Oli phant Poetess was still at work upon her Jacobite ballads. In the long interval between these two dates, many of this name had to bear imprison ment, banishment, sickness, and loss of goods, all for the sake of the Stuarts.
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