Aberdeen and Its Folk: From the 20th to the 50th Year of the Present Century (Google eBook)

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Dawson, 1868 - Aberdeen (Scotland) - 136 pages
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Page 73 - And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth : and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
Page 1 - The tear forgot as soon as shed, The sunshine of the breast: Theirs buxom health, of rosy hue, Wild wit, invention ever new, And lively cheer, of vigour born, The thoughtless day, the easy night, The spirits pure, the slumbers light That fly th
Page 51 - Judge not the preacher; for he is thy judge. If thou mislike him, thou conceiv'st him not. God calleth preaching, folly. Do not grudge To pick out treasures from an earthen pot. The worst speak something good. If all want sense, God takes a text, and preacheth patience.
Page 51 - Shall I speak plain, and, in a nation free, Assume an honest layman's liberty ? I think, according to my little skill, To my own mother-church submitting still, That many have been saved, and many may, Who never heard this question brought in play.
Page 75 - twixt south and south-west side ; On either which he would dispute, Confute, change hands, and still confute : He'd undertake to prove, by force Of argument, a man's no horse ; He'd prove a buzzard is no fowl, And that a lord may be an owl, A calf an alderman, a goose a justice, And rooks committee-men and trustees.
Page 77 - He knew what's what, and that's as high As metaphysic wit can fly...
Page 52 - J^EHOLD, how good a thing it is, and how becoming well, Together such as brethren are in unity to dwell...
Page 136 - Auld Lang Syne" brings Scotland, one and all, Scotch plaids, Scotch snoods, the blue hills, and clear streams, The Dee, the Don, Balgounie's brig's black wall, All my boy feelings, all my gentler dreams Of what I then dreamt, clothed in their own pall, Like Banquo's offspring: floating past me seems My childhood, in this childishness of mine: I care not 'tis a glimpse of "Auld Lang Syne.
Page 43 - Spit fire out of a walnut-shell, Which made the Roman slaves rebel; And fire a mine in China, here, With sympathetic gunpowder. He knew whats'ever's to be known, But much more than he knew, would own. What...
Page 16 - That, viewing it, we seem almost to obtain Our innocent sweet simple years again. This fond attachment to the well-known place, Whence first we started into life's long race, Maintains its hold with such unfailing sway. We feel it e'en in age, and at our latest day.

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