Memorials of the Family of Skene of Skene: From the Family Papers, with Other Illustrative Documents, Issue 1 (Google eBook)

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William Forbes Skene
New Spalding Club, 1887 - Aberdeen (Scotland) - 269 pages
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Page 247 - But not around his honoured urn Shall friends alone, and kindred mourn; The thousand eyes his care had dried Pour at his name a bitter tide ; And frequent falls the grateful dew, For benefits the world ne'er knew. If mortal charity dare claim The Almighty's attributed name, Inscribe above...
Page 243 - Though varying wishes, hopes, and fears, Fever'd the progress of these years, Yet now, days, weeks, and months but seem The recollection of a dream, So still we glide down to the sed Of fathomless eternity.
Page 43 - He was a father to the fatherless, and a husband to the widow ; a sincere good Christian without ostentation or show. These substantial qualities being accompanied with great knowledge, true taste and an inimitable turn of humour make the tears of his friends flow unbidden o'er his grave.
Page 62 - ... in favour of himself and the heirs of his " body, whom failing, an entire stranger.
Page 55 - Callader," and the heirs male of his body, whom failing his brother german, Hugh Fraser, and the heirs male of his body, whom failing Hugh Lord Fraser of Lovat and the heirs male of his body, whom all failing, to the nearest heirs male whomsoever of the said William Fraser, of the lands of Boleskine and Foyers, described as lying within the barony of Kinmylies, Lordship of Spynie and shire of Inverness, at a feu of 8 14s 8d Scots.
Page 14 - In cujus rei testimonium presenti carte nostre sigillum nostrum precepimus apponi. Testibus Bernardo abbate del...
Page 242 - Ghost, for my portion ; and do give up myself, body and soul, for thy servant ; promising and vowing to serve thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of my life.
Page 73 - He was a genuine scholar, of good ability, great shrewdness and sense, and witty
Page 92 - Their drink is ale made of beer-malt, and tunned up in a small vessel, called a cogue. After it has stood a few hours, they drink it out of the cogue, yest and all.
Page 7 - Sir George Mackenzie, in his Science of Heraldry, published two years after, in 1680, gives the same account. He says: " Some also derive their names, as well as their arms, from some considerable action, and thus a second son of Struan Robertson, for killing of a wolf in Stocket Forrest by a durk in the king's presence, got the name of Skene, which signifies a durk in Irish, and three durk points in pale for his armes.