Reminiscences of Scottish Life & Character (Google eBook)

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Edmonston and Douglas, 1867 - Anecdotes - 272 pages
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Page 148 - Hesperus ! thou bringest all good things — Home to the weary, to the hungry cheer, To the young bird the parent's brooding wings, The welcome stall to the...
Page 252 - From wandering on a foreign strand ? If such there breathe, go, mark him well; For him no minstrel raptures swell ; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim, — Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonored, and unsung.
Page 280 - Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind. Vol. V.— Philosophical Essays. Vols. VI. and VII.— Philosophy of the Active and Moral Powers of Man. Vols. VIII. and IX. — Lectures on Political Economy. VoL X. — Biographical Memoirs of Adam Smith, LL.D., William Robertson, DD, and Thomas Reid, DD ; to which is prefixed a Memoir of Dugald Stewart, with Selections from his Correspondence, by John Veitch, MA Supplementary Vol. — Translations of the Passages in Foreign Languages contained in the...
Page 158 - The night drave on wi' sangs and clatter; And ay the ale was growing better: The landlady and Tam grew gracious, Wi' favours, secret, sweet, and precious: The souter tauld his queerest stories; The landlord's laugh was ready chorus: The storm without might rair and rustle, Tam did na mind the storm a whistle. Care, mad to see a man sae happy, E'en drown'd himsel amang the nappy: As bees flee hame wi' lades o' treasure, The minutes wing'd their way wi' pleasure; Kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious,...
Page 222 - Bold and erect the Caledonian stood; Old was his mutton, and his claret good ; Let him drink port, the English statesman cried— He drank the poison, and his spirit died.
Page 49 - But beyond these ordinary attractions, he had a sincere respect for drinking, indeed a high moral approbation, and a serious compassion for the poor wretches who could not indulge in it; with due contempt of those who could, but did not.
Page 272 - Butler's Analogy, etc., 1 vol. Christian Evidences, Lectures on Paley's Evidences, etc., 1 vol. Institutes of Theology, 2 vols. Political Economy ; with Cognate Essays, 1 vol. Polity of a Nation, 1 vol.
Page 252 - BREATHES there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land ! Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd, As home his footsteps he hath turn'd, From wandering on a foreign strand ! If such there breathe, go, mark him well; For him no Minstrel raptures swell; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim; Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And...
Page 156 - It requires," he used to say, " a surgical operation to get a joke well into a Scotch understanding. Their only idea of wit, or rather that inferior variety of this electric talent which prevails occasionally in the North, and which, under the name of "WUT, is so infinitely distressing to people of good * taste, is laughing immoderately at stated intervals.
Page 269 - The Tommiebeg Shootings.' 12mo, price Is. 6d. The Malformations, Diseases, and Injuries of the Fingers and Toes, and their Surgical Treatment.

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