A history of the border counties: (Roxburgh, Selkirk, Peebles) (Google eBook)

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W.Blackwood and sons, 1899 - Roxburghshire (Scotland) - 482 pages
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Page 273 - I took his body on my back. And whiles I gaed, and whiles I sat; I digged a grave, and laid him in, And happ'd him with the sod sae green. But think na ye my heart was sair, When I laid the moul' on his yellow hair; O think na ye my heart was wae, When I turned about, away to gae?
Page 164 - ... weak and empty, they place this plate over the fire, mix with water their oatmeal, and when the plate is heated, they put a little of the paste upon it, and make a thin cake, like a cracknel or biscuit, which they eat to warm their stomachs : it is therefore no wonder that they perform a longer day's march than other soldiers.
Page 310 - Gar warn the water, braid and wide, Gar warn it sune and hastilie! They that winna ride for Telfer's kye, Let them never look in the face o
Page 33 - Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.
Page 328 - Upon one occasion, when the village herd was driving out the cattle to pasture, the old laird heard him call loudly, to " drive out Harden's cow." " Harden's cow !" echoed the affronted chief. "Is it come to that pass ? By my faith, they shall soone say, Harden's kye (cows).
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Page 441 - True History of several honourable Families of the Right Honourable Name of Scot, in the Shires of Roxburgh and Selkirk, and others adjacent, gathered out of Ancient Chronicles, Histories, and Traditions of our Fathers...
Page 436 - The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland. Comprising Specimens of Architecture and Sculpture, and other vestiges of former ages, accompanied by descriptions; together with illustrations of remarkable incidents in Border History and Tradition, and original Poetry.
Page 164 - Under the flaps of his saddle, each man carries a broad plate of metal ; behind the saddle, a little bag of oatmeal...
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