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Pagina 95 - The rites begin with spilling some of the caudle on the ground, by way of libation: on that every one takes a cake of oatmeal, upon which are raised nine square knobs, each dedicated to some particular being...
Pagina 95 - This I give to thee, O fox ! spare thou my lambs; this to thee, O hooded crow ! this to thee, O eagle !' When the ceremony is over, they dine on the caudle; and after the feast is finished, what is left is hid by two persons deputed for that purpose; but on the next Sunday they re-assemble, and finish the reliques of the first entertainment.
Pagina 33 - You look in vain for the helmet on the tower, the antient fignal of hofpitality to the traveller, or for the greyheaded porter to conduct him to the hall of entertainment. The numerous train, whofe countenances gave welcome to him on his way, are now no more; and inftead of the difmterefted ufher of the old times, he is attended by a valet eager to receive the fees of admittance.
Pagina 67 - Carfica, p. 285, of the third edition. cattle : but the moft remarkable is that diftinguifhed by the captivity of Mary Stuart, which ftands almoft in the middle of the LOCH-LEVEH lake.
Pagina 76 - Proavi. Beneath are the Murray arms. In the drawingroom is fome good old tapeftry, with an excellent figure of Mercury. In a fmall bed-chamber is a medly fcripture-piece in needle-work, with a border of animals, pretty well done ; the work of Mary Stuart, during her confinement in Locb-leven caftle : but the houfe in general is in a manner unfurnifhed.
Pagina 167 - ... which is never forgot : the Lover advances, takes his future Fatherin-law by the hand, and then plights his troth, and the Fair-one is furrendered up to him.
Pagina 173 - But in many parts of the Highlands, their character begins to be more faintly marked; they mix more with the world, and become daily less attached to their chiefs...
Pagina 115 - ... mufcles, as heightens greatly their natural hardnefs of features : I never faw fo much plainnefs among the lower rank of females : but the ne plus ultra of hard features is not found till you arrive among the fifh- women of Aberdeen.
Pagina 172 - The women's drefs is the kirch, or a white piece of linen, pinned over the foreheads of thofe that are married, and round the hind part of the head, falling behind over their necks. The fingle women wear only a ribband round their head, which they call a fnood. The tonnag, or plaid, hangs over their fhoulders, and is faftened before with a brotche ; but in bad weather is drawn over their heads...