History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club, Instituted September 22, 1831, Volume 6 (Google eBook)

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The Club, 1872 - Berwickshire (Scotland)
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Page 120 - These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty, thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair; thyself how wondrous then ! Unspeakable, who sitt'st above these heavens, To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lowest works; yet these declare Thy goodness beyond thought, and power divine.
Page 230 - Out upon Time ! it will leave no more Of the things to come than the things before ? Out upon time ! who for ever will leave But enough of the past for the future to grieve...
Page 245 - And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun...
Page 150 - ... gave them title to prescribe against their lords; and, on performance of the same services, to hold their lands, in spite of any determination of the lord's will; for though in general they are still said to hold their estates at the will of the lord...
Page 245 - There is one thing that seems to prove this beyond the possibility of a doubt. In the old Runic Fasti, as will be shown elsewhere, a wheel was used to denote the festival of Christmas.
Page 250 - Although noticed by me in Devon, certainly for forty years at the least (since we used its galls for marbles, when I was quite a child), yet it did not reach Birmingham until 1860, when it was first noticed by me in the town— a fact not to be wondered at, considering how often its galls were brought from the south by tourists. It was not, however, until the autumn of 1866 that it was first seen by me invading Birmingham, .along the hedges on Worcestershire side. The two streams have since met,...
Page 56 - Bent or Starr, on the NW coast of England, and especially in Lancashire, is a coarse reedy shrub — like ours perhaps — of some importance formerly, if not now, on the sandy blowing lands of those counties. Its fibrous roots give some cohesion to the silicious soil.
Page 61 - May 15. — A fire broke out in Rock hall, near Alnwick, formerly the seat of Proctor, esq., but at that time tenanted by some farmers, by which it was entirely consumed, and some of the families escaped with their lives so narrowly, that they saved nothing but the shirts upon their backs.
Page 150 - For though in general they are still said to hold their estates at the will of the lord, yet it is such a will as is agreeable to the custom of the manor ; which customs...
Page 41 - Johne persaveand himself schot and the erle fallin, he geid to him quhair he lay and gaif him thrie woundis, ane in the bodie, ane in the heid, and ane in the hand...

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