John Hamilton, Lord Belhaven Quote

I think I see our ancient Mother Caledonia, like Caesar, sitting in the midst of our senate, ruefully looking round her, covering herself with her royal garment; attending the fatal blow.

Opposing the Union with England

speech, 2 November 1706, in the Scottish Parliament; in Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England vol. 6 (1810) appendix 1 'Proceedings in the Parliament of Scotland' [1706]

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I think I see our ancient Mother Caledonia, like Caesar, sitting in the midst of our senate, ruefully looking round her, covering herself with her...

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I think I see our ancient Mother Caledonia, like Caesar, sitting in the midst of our senate, ruefully looking round her, covering herself with her...

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I think I see our ancient Mother Caledonia, like Caesar, sitting in the midst of our senate, ruefully looking round her, covering herself with her...

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I think I see our ancient Mother Caledonia, like Caesar, sitting in the midst of our senate, ruefully looking round her, covering herself with her...