A Journey from Edinburgh Through Parts of North Britain: Containing Remarks on Scotish Landscape; and Observations on Rural Economy, Natural History, Manufactures, Trade, and Commerce; ... (Google eBook)

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A. Strahan, 1802 - Scotland
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Page 53 - What he delivered on thefe fubje&s contained the fubftance of the work he afterwards publifhed under the title of An Inquiry into the Nature and Caufes of the Wealth of Nations.
Page 344 - The fouth-weft wall of the palace ft.il! remains a monument of the magnificent fabric of which it is a part, and tradition continues to point out the chimney of the apartment where the unfortunate monarch Charles I. was born f .
Page 286 - Merchifton, fon of the famous inventor of the logarithms., the perfon to whom the title of a GREAT MAN is more juftly due, than to any other whom his country ever produced.
Page 144 - Tis not the frost, that freezes fell, Nor blawing snaw's inclemencie; 'Tis not sic cauld that makes me cry, But my Love's heart grown cauld to me. When we...
Page 71 - He was a braw gallant, And he playd at the ba ; And the bonny Earl of Murray Was the flower amang them a'.
Page 339 - of thofe who fteal this accurfed fire, is a vulture " gnawing the liver, and well allegorizes the ?* poor inebriate lingering for years under painful
Page 99 - ... secured, they would be equal in value to gold and silver money of the same denomination, and even preferred to those metals, as not being liable to fall in value like them.
Page 304 - Abernethy, of Hawthornden, second son to Sir William Abernethy of Salton, a brave and gallant soldier, who, at the head of a party in the year 1338, conquered Lord Dowglas five times in one day, yet was taken prisoner before sunset.
Page 332 - A View of the Edinburgh Review, pointing out the Spirit and Tendency of that Paper," printed in the year 1756. By this time David Hume's writings were rapidly gaining ground. Smith, and two of his coadjutors, were...
Page 136 - ... without confulting the neceflary means; actuated rather " by paffion than virtue, by prejudices rather than regulated ** principles ; and was lefs confpicuous during his life, than for " the fortitude with which he fuftained an ignominious death.

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