The Seaton Family, with Genealogy and Biographies (Google eBook)

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Crane, 1906 - 441 pages
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Contents

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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXVIII
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Page 7 - Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations : ask thy father, and he will shew thee ; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
Page 103 - I tell thee, thou'rt defied! And if thou said'st I am not peer To any lord in Scotland here, Lowland or Highland, far or near, Lord Angus, thou hast lied!
Page 323 - Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was, And the spirit shall return to God who gave it.
Page 18 - There is a regard for ancestry which nourishes only a weak pride ; but there is also a moral and philosophical respect for our ancestors, which elevates the character and improves the heart.
Page 71 - Caledonia ! stern and wild, meet nurse for a poetic child, • land of brown heath and shaggy wood, land of the mountain and the flood, land of my sires!
Page 48 - ... good man be ? — By the side of a spring, on the breast of Helvellyn, Under the twigs of a young birch tree ! The oak that in summer was sweet to hear, And rustled its leaves in the fall of the year, And whistled and roared in the winter alone, Is gone, — and the birch in its stead is grown. — The Knight's bones are dust, And his good sword rust ; — His soul is with the saints, I trust.
Page 67 - And, oh ! sad emblems of entire neglect, In rank luxuriance, the nettles spread Behind the massy tablatures of death, Hanging their pointed leaves and seedy stalks Above the graves, so lonesome and so low, Of famous men, now utterly unknown, Yet whose heroic deeds were, in their day, The theme of loud acclaim— when Seton's arm In power with Stuart and with Douglas vied. *> Clad in their robes of state, or graith of war, A proud procession, o'er the stage of time, As century on century wheeled away,...
Page 74 - ... he is reported to have said with that good-humoured pleasantry which was a characteristic of so many of his family, that ' were he to play the Deil a trick, he would send him from Glascow to Sorn in winter.' "
Page 90 - John got rid of some of his secret confederates that were getting troublesome. Another of John's exploits was in a different line. Mr. Moir had occasion to go to London, taking John with him of course. He visited his friend the Earl of Wintoun, then under sentence of death in the Tower for his concern in the rebellion of 1715. The Earl was arranging his affairs, and the family books and papers had been allowed to be carried into his cell in a large hamper, which went and came as occasion needed....
Page 65 - In the year 1493 it was made a collegiate establishment for a provost, six prebendaries, two singing-boys, and a clerk, to whose support George, Lord Seton, assigned the tithes of the church and various chaplainries which had been founded in it by his ancestors. At later dates other members of the family made additions to the edifice, multiplied its ornaments, increased its wealth, and raised within it some sumptuous monuments. In 1544 the English invaders, while destroying the neighboring castle,...

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