History of the Clan MacFarlane: (Macfarlane) MacFarlan, MacFarland, MacFarlin (Google eBook)

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Little, 1893 - 244 pages
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Page 3 - Why dost thou build the hall, son of the winged days? Thou lookest from thy towers to-day ; yet a few years and the blast of the desert comes ; it howls in thy empty court, and whistles round thy half-worn shield.
Page 128 - Kans. ; received an academic education; studied law and was admitted to the bar March 4, 1885, and located at Medicine Lodge, where he has since resided, engaged in the practice of his profession; was elected to the State senate in 1889; was elected to the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-sixth, and Fifty-seventh Congresses, and reelected to the Fifty-eighth Congress.
Page 79 - Governour of New England, and to assure His Excellency of our sincere and hearty Inclination to Transport ourselves to that very excellent and renowned Plantation upon our obtaining from His Excellency suitable incouragement. And further to act and Doe in our Names as his prudence shall direct. Given under our hands this 26th day of March, Anno Dom. 1718.
Page 246 - Macfarlane steps forth in the bloom of his vigor; His sons march behind like a bright ridge of flame; Now welcome to battle, ye sons of Clan Gregor, Macfarlane descends to the field of his fame. Bid the war-pipe resound through the wilds of Glenfruin; Let the claymore in strength sweep round and destroy ; Macfarlane will fall, or Macgregor meet ruin; On, on to the battle, my heroes,
Page 27 - Darnley endured no check, however kindly given, and sought the crown matrimonial (implying an equal share with the queen in the sovereignty) with so much eagerness and impatience as greatly disgusted Mary. In fine, she became weary of the society of a man who could not govern himself, and would not be ruled by his benefactress or any one else. How can this be wonderful ? since, while Mary did every thing to please him, Darnley could not be prevailed on to yield to her in the smallest point, either...
Page 83 - 'A prominent trait in the character of the Scotch-Irish was their ready wit . No subject was kept sacred from it; the thoughtless, the grave, the old and the young alike enjoyed it. Our fathers were serious, thoughtful men, but they lost no occasion which might promise sport. Weddings, huskings, log-rollings and raisings what a host of queer stories is connected with them! Our ancestors dearly loved fun. There was a grotesque humor, and yet a seriousness, pathos and strangeness about them, which,...
Page 89 - Voted, that the remainder of the stock of powder shall be divided out to every one that hath not already received of the same, as far as it will go; provided he produces a gun of his own, in good order, and is willing to go against the enemy, and promises not to waste any of the powder, only in self-defense; and provided, also, that he show twenty good bullets to suit his gun, and six good flints.
Page 32 - ... appointed for his reception. Mary regularly visited him, and sometimes slept in the same house. On the Monday before his murder, she passed the evening with him until it was time to attend a masque which was to be given in the palace, on the occasion of a wedding in the royal household. About two in the morning of Tuesday, Bothwell, with a selected party of desperate men, opened the under apartments of the Kirk of Field by means of false keys, and laid a lighted match to a quantity of powder...
Page 28 - ... impute to the Italian secretary the delay in bestowing on him the crown matrimonial, he hesitated not to seek revenge for the supposed offence by the most deadly means. With this purpose the young king applied to the earl of Morton and the rest of the Douglasses, who, being related to his mother on the side of her father Angus, had seen his preferment with much interest. They had looked with pride upon their kinsman's advancement to a share of sovereign power, and in a country where human life...
Page 85 - I can do all things;' ay, can ye Paul ? I'll bet ye a dollar o' that (placing a dollar on the desk). But stop! let's see what else Paul says: 'I can do all things through Christ, which strengthened me;

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