A Record of the Logan Family of Charleston, South Carolina (Google eBook)

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publisher not identified, 1874 - Charleston (S.C.) - 43 pages
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Page ii - Fifty or a hundred years may be allotted to an individual; but we step forward beyond death with such hopes as religion and philosophy will suggest; and we fill up the silent vacancy that precedes our birth by associating ourselves to the authors of our existence.
Page ii - ... the authors of our existence. Our calmer judgment will rather tend to moderate, than to suppress, the pride of an ancient and worthy race. The satirist may laugh, the philosopher may preach, but Reason herself will respect the prejudices and habits which have been consecrated by the experience of mankind.
Page ii - We seem to have lived in the persons of our forefathers; it is the labour and reward of vanity to extend the term of this ideal longevity. Our imagination is always active to enlarge the narrow circle in which nature has confined us. Fifty or...
Page 5 - Robert and Sir Walter Logan were the chief associates of the good Sir James Douglas, in that illustrious band, which comprised the flower of Scots chivalry. The fatal termination of this mission under the walls of Grenada, where an excess of heroism led them to battle with the Moors, finished in glory the career of most of the troop, and in attempting the rescue of their friend, Lord Sinclair, the Logans fell in the thickest of the fight. Honest Barbour doubteth not for their merit that God had "...
Page 4 - The name of Logan is one of those derived from locality, and hence deemed the more honourable. It appears in Scotch history at the early period of William the Lion, and throughout subsequent ages is connected with important national transactions. The Chief was Baron of Restalrig, and this house was connected by various intermarriages with most of the noble families in the kingdom, and even with royalty itself, one of them having married a daughter of Robert II., who granted him the lands of Grugar,...
Page 10 - A web of tartan is two feet two inches wide, at least within half an inch, more or less, so that the size of the patterns make no difference in the scale. Commencing at the edge of the cloth, the depth of the colors is stated throughout a square, on which the scale must be reversed or gone through again to the commencement.
Page 5 - Some centuries ago, the Scotch navy was able to cope with that of England; and, in 1400, Sir Robert Logan of Restalrig, Lord Admiral of Scotland, defeated an English fleet in the Firth of Forth. On the return of King James I. from his captivity in England, he knighted the Laird of Restalrig, and made him Sheriff Principal of Edinburgh. Another Logan was invested Lord Provost of Edinburgh in 1520, an honour which he well merited.
Page 3 - Esq. Third Edition, greatly enlarged. Glasgow : David Robertson. 1849. 16mo. pp. 433. The Laird of Logan ; or Anecdotes and Tales Illustrative of the Wit and Humor of Scotland. Seventh Thousand. Glasgow : David Robertson. 1845. 16mo. pp. 528. Whistle-Binkie : a Collection of Songs for the Social Circle. Glasgow : David Robertson. 1846. 24mo. pp. 640. Songs for the Nursery. Glasgow. David Robertson. 1846. 12mo. pp. 128. Elements of Moral Science. By...
Page 4 - Several interesting particlars are recorded in the history of this unfortunate and redoubtable clan. In 1329, when that solemn embassy was undertaken, in compliance with the deathbed request of the great king, Robert Bruce that his heart might be taken to the holy sepulchre Sir Robert...
Page 10 - HERE LIE THE REMAINS OF THE HON^ ROBERT DANIELL A BRAVE MAN WHO HAD LONG SERVED KING WILLIAM IN HIS WARS BOTH LAND AND SEA AND AFTERWARDS GOVERNED THIS PROVINCE UNDER THE LORDS PROPRIETORS...

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