Black's Economical Guide Through Glasgow: Arranged in Three Walks (Google eBook)

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Page 12 - ... the first object which strikes the eye, is the monument recently erected to Sir Walter Scott. It is in the form of a fluted Doric column, about eighty feet in height, with a colossal statue of the great Minstrel on the top. The figure is half enveloped in a shepherd's plaid,t and the expression of the countenance is characterised by that air of lonhommie and shrewd sense which distinguished that illustrious individual.
Page 4 - ... used as a church. The part of the vaults thus occupied, though capable of containing a congregation of many hundreds, bore a small proportion to the darker and more extensive caverns which yawned around what may be termed the inhabited space.
Page 4 - Tresham, an extensive range of low-browed, dark, and twilight vaults, such as are used for sepulchres in other countries, and had long been dedicated to the same purpose in this, a portion of which was seated with pews, and used as a church. The part of the vaults thus occupied, though capable of containing a congregation of many hundreds, bore a small proportion to the darker and more extensive caverns which yawned around what may be termed the inhabited space. In those waste regions of oblivion,...
Page 21 - Fir Park," and believed to have been one of the dark retreats of the Druids. This bridge spans the waters of a stream called the Molendinar Burn, which, after being collected into a dam or lake, dash briskly, by an artificial cascade, down a steep ravine. The bold and rocky eminence which forms the Necropolis, shoots suddenly up to the height of from 200 to 300 feet, forming with its rich shrubberies and multitudinous monuments, a noble back-ground to the Cathedral. A gateway, in the Italian style,...
Page 4 - About forty years after the building of the Cathedral, William the Lion granted a charter to the bishop, to hold
Page 5 - In this traffic large fortunes were made, and the city still exhibits evidences of the wealth and social importance of the " Tobacco Lords," as they were termed ; some of the finest private dwellings in the city, and several elegant streets, being the splendid relics of their former civic grandeur...
Page 25 - Square, the buildings of which, from their lofty position and elegant exterior, form one of the finest and most prominent objects to the stranger approaching Glasgow from the west. The view from this square, to the south and west, is very fine, but on the north, it is intercepted by the more commanding ridge of Garnet Hill. Returning to St. Vincent Street, the stranger finds himself descending gradually, with elegant masses of building on each side, and a noble street vista of great length before...
Page 38 - Ornithology," from the Seventh Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, By James Wilson, FRSE, MWS, &c. &c. Illustrated with 135 Figures, beautifully engraved on Steel. 4to, i /<. boards. " The structure, classification, and descriptions of Birds, are passed through in the able manner we have before had the pleasure of commending in Mr Wilson's volumes.
Page 7 - In 1451, application was made to the Pope for a bull to establish a University, and eight years afterwards a member of the illustrious house of Hamilton bequeathed four acres of ground, with a tenement of houses, for the same purpose.
Page 23 - ... elegant suite of rooms, containing an extensive collection of ancient paintings, bequeathed, under certain contingencies, to the public of Glasgow, by the late Archibald M'Lellan, Esq. At Charing Cross, a pedestrian statue in bronze of the late James Oswald, MP for Glasgow, has recently been erected. As the tourist proceeds, he finds, on the left, various handsome streets, opening into it from the south, forming part of the new town, and chiefly occupied by the wealthier classes.

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