History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club, Instituted September 22, 1831, Volume 5 (Google eBook)

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The Club, 1868 - Berwickshire (Scotland)
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Page 264 - That name does not belang to me; I am but the Queen of fair elfland, That am hither come to visit thee." "Harp and carp, Thomas," she said; " Harp and carp along wi me; And if ye dare to kiss my lips, Sure of your bodie I will be.
Page 264 - Her shirt was o' the grass-green silk, Her mantle o' the velvet fyne ; At ilka tett of her horse's mane, Hung fifty siller bells and nine. True Thomas, he pull'd aff his cap, And louted low down to his knee, " All hail, thou mighty queen of heaven ! For thy peer on earth I never did see."
Page 132 - He was a fellow of the royal societies of London and Edinburgh, and a member of some other learned bodies.
Page 165 - M ; there is a U like character ; forms like hatchets with handles, and one the rude outline of a horned quadruped. But while having analogies to the Cuddy's Cove figures, none of them belong to the same group as the typical concentric circles of Northumberland. Mr. Ferguson regards them, however, as of great antiquity. ' The singular taste,' he says, ' and the barbaric aspect of the objects, appear to the writer to refer them to a race having more of the characteristics of the Indian and Polynesian...
Page 425 - Riddesdale, to hold by the service of defending that part of the country for ever from enemies and wolves with that sword which King William had by his side when he entered Northumberland.* The early descent of the lordship is given under the accouut of Prudhoe.
Page 171 - I think the conclusions first, that these inscriptions have been made by the Celtic race occupying Britain many centuries before the Christian era; and second, that the figures are symbolical most probably of religious ideas. Look at the extent of their distribution, from one extremity of Britain to the other, and even into Ireland ; and say, what could induce tribes, living hundreds of miles apart, and even separated by the sea, to use precisely the same symbols, save to express some religious...
Page 302 - Parliament and elsewhere, which have followed its introduction, have already borne fruit. The attention of the public appears to have been awakened to the necessity for introducing scientific teaching into our Schools, if we are not willing to sink into a condition of inferiority as regards both intellectual culture and skill in art when compared with foreign nations.
Page 143 - Some of the compound figures are peculiar ; there is the plant-like form, with its stem, branches, and floral heads ; there are two circles a little apart, united by a groove passing from centre to centre, reminding one of the curious and unexplained spectacle ornament on the Scottish sculptured stones ; and there are other two circles with long tails uniting and ending in cups, and which perchance, might conventionally represent comets. " The figures on this stone have a more artistic appearance...
Page 167 - Britain was peopled by tribes of one race, who were imbued with with the same superstitions, and expressed them by the same symbols." " The opinion has been maintained that these sculptures were the work of Roman soldiers, who, after driving the native population out of their camps, occupied them, and caused...
Page 169 - Northumberland, are not their remains, it may be asked, where are they to be found 1 For if we attribute these remains to an earlier race, we would blot out the records of many centuries from our annals. Taking therefore, into account various kinds of evidence, we may conclude that the old remains in Northumberland, our sculptures included, belong to the Celtic race, though they may tell the history of many centuries prior to the Christian era.

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