"As he narrated the pariculars of that ill-advised but
brave attempt, I could not refrain from tears.
There is a certain association of ideas in my mind upon that subject, by
which I am strongly affected. The very Highland names, or the sound of a
bagpipe, will stir my blood and fill me with a mixture of melancholy and
respect for courage....with a crowd of sensations with which sober rationality
has nothing to do"