The Scottish Historical Review, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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James Maclehose
Edinburgh University Press for the Scottish Historical Review Trust, 1904 - Scotland
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A new series of the Scottish antiquary established 1886.
  

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Page 282 - Scotland ;" and the Act of the same session, chapter seventy-seven, intituled "An Act to provide for the appointment and election of Magistrates and Councillors for the several Burghs and Towns of Scotland which now return or contribute to return Members to Parliament, and are not Royal Burghs...
Page 139 - Ane most Godlie, mirrie, and lustie Rapsodie, maide be sundrie learned Scots poets, and written be George Bannatyne, in the tyme of his youth.
Page 72 - Highness' request. My picture, I mean, in which, if the inward good mind toward your Grace might as well be declared as the outward face and countenance shall be seen, I would not have tarried the commandment but prevented it, nor have been the last to grant but the first to offer it.
Page 395 - Those who were their chief commanders, As such who bore the pirnie standarts, Who led the van and drove the rear, Were right well mounted of their gear ; With brogues...
Page 396 - Highlanders is far from being acceptable to the eye: with them a small part of the plaid, which is not so large as the former, is set in folds and girt round the waist, to make of it a short petticoat...
Page xvi - I propound five ends to myself in this book. First, to gain some glory to God. Secondly, to preserve the memories of the dead. Thirdly, to present examples to the living. Fourthly, to entertain the reader with delight. And lastly, which I am not ashamed publicly to profess, to procure some honest profit to myself.
Page 96 - With 131 Engravings on wood, and 11 other Illustrations. Crown 4to. 2, 2s. net. BUTE, STEVENSON, AND LONSDALE. The Arms of the Baronial and Police Burghs of Scotland.
Page 439 - To dispense justice to millions of people of various languages, manners, usages, and religions ; to administer a vast and complicated system of revenue, through districts equal in extent to some of the most considerable kingdoms in Europe ; to maintain civil order in one of the most populous and litigious regions in the world ; these are now the duties of the larger portion of the civil servants of the Company.
Page xvi - ... his mind, and those still increased by constant company at his table, of such persons as brought thither additions both of learning and pleasure : but some part of most days was usually spent in philosophical conclusions. Nor did he forget his innate pleasure of angling, which he would usually call, " his idle time not idly spent ;" saying often, he would rather live five May months than forty Decembers.
Page 298 - For-thy tak herte, and thenk, right as a knight, Thourgh love is broken alday every lawe. Kyth now sumwhat thy corage and thy might, Have mercy on thy-self, for any awe. Lat not this wrecched wo thin herte gnawe, But manly set the world on sixe and sevene ; And, if thou deye a martir, go to hevene.

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