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Page 330 - Idra's cliffs as Arno's shelvy side ; And though the rocky-crested summits frown, These rocks, by custom, turn to beds of down. From art more various are the blessings sent, Wealth, commerce, honour, liberty, content ; Yet these each other's power so strong contest, That either seems destructive of the rest. Where wealth and freedom reign, contentment fails, And honour sinks where commerce long prevails.
Page 257 - ... such society shall be supported wholly or in part by annual voluntary contributions, and shall not, and by its laws may not, make any dividend, gift, division, or bonus in money unto or between any of its members, and provided also that such society shall obtain the certificate of the barristerat-law or lord advocate, as herein-after mentioned.
Page 245 - This gentleman," wrote Dr. George Hickes in the letter of introduction, "is Mr. Wanley of whom I spoke to you. He has the best skill in ancient hands and MSS. of any man not only of this, but I believe of any former age...
Page 331 - And though the rocky-crested summits frown, These rocks, by custom, turn to beds of down. From Art more various are the blessings sent; Wealth, commerce, honour, liberty, content.
Page 211 - Twelve Sketches of Scenery and Antiquities on the Line of the Great North of Scotland Railway. By GEORGE REID, RSA With Illustrative Letterpress by W. FERGUSON of Kinmundy. 4to, 15s. Guide to the Great North of Scotland Rail-way. By W. FERGUSON of Kinmundy. Crown Svo ; in paper cover, Is. ; cloth cover, Is. 6d. Robert Ferguson "The Plotter...
Page 112 - For the right moment you must wait, as Fabius did most patiently, when warring against Hannibal, though many censured his delays ; but when the time comes you must strike hard, as Fabius did, or your waiting will be in vain, and fruitless.
Page 151 - ... la faute grossière de ne pas les abandonner quand vous croirez qu'il y va de votre intérêt, et surtout, continuez vivement cette maxime, que dépouiller ses voisins, c'est leur ôter les moyens de vous nuire.
Page 248 - December, 1707. Agreed that the business of this Society shall be limited to the object of Antiquities, and more particularly to such things as may illustrate, or relate to the History of Great Britain.
Page 39 - The result of my own -study of the question, What is the best gift which can be given to a community ? is that a free library occupies the first place, provided the community will accept and maintain it as a public institution, as much a part of the city property as its public schools, and, indeed, an adjunct to these.