George Buchanan

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Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, 1899 - 150 pages
 

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Page 68 - Thus in life also the chief business is this: distinguish and separate things, and say, "Externals are not in my power: will is in my power. Where shall I seek the good and the bad? Within, in the things which are my own." But in what does not belong to you call nothing either good or bad, or profit or damage or anything of the kind. "What then? Should we use such things carelessly?
Page ii - The following Volumes are now ready : — THOMAS CARLYLE. By HECTOR C. MACPHERSON. ALLAN RAMSAY. By OLIPHANT SMEATON. HUGH MILLER. By W. KEITH LEASK. JOHN KNOX. By A. TAYLOR INNES. ROBERT BURNS. By GABRIEL SETOUN. THE BALLADISTS. By JOHN GEDDIE. RICHARD CAMERON. By Professor HERKLESS. SIR JAMES Y. SIMPSON. By EVE BLANTYRE SIMPSON. THOMAS CHALMERS. By Professor W. GARDEN BLAIKIE. JAMES BOSWELL. By W. KEITH LEASK. TOBIAS SMOLLETT. By OLIPHANT SMEATON. FLETCHER OF SALTOUN. By GWT OMOND. THE BLACKWOOD...
Page 151 - FAMOUS SCOTS" SERIES. Of THOMAS CARLYLE, by HC MACPHERSON, the British Weekly says : — "We congratulate the publishers on the in every way attractive appearance of the first volume of their new series. The typography is everything that could be wished, and the binding is most tasteful. . . . We heartily congratulate author and publishers on the happy commencement of this admirable enterprise.
Page 153 - In selecting Professor Herkless to prepare this addition to the * Famous Scots Series ' of books, the publishers have made an excellent choice. The vigorous, manly style adopted is exactly suited to the subject, and Richard Cameron is presented to the reader in a manner as interesting as it is impressive. . . . Professor Herkless has done remarkably well, and the portrait he has so cleverly delineated of one of Scotland's most cherished heroes is one that will never fade.
Page 113 - For, first, the youth-head and tender children shall be nourished and brought up in vertue, in presence of their friends, by whose good attendance many inconveniences may be avoyded in which the youth commonly fall, either by...
Page 152 - The author has certainly made a contribution of remarkable value to the literary history of Scotland. We do not know of a book in which the subject has been treated with deeper sympathy or out of a fuller knowledge.
Page 116 - THE SOLEMN LEAGUE AND COVENANT THE Solemn League and Covenant Now brings a smile, now brings a tear; But sacred Freedom, too, was theirs : If thou'rt a slave, indulge thy sneer.
Page 116 - THE Solemn League and Covenant Cost Scotland blood — cost Scotland tears ; But it sealed Freedom's sacred cause — If thou'rt a slave, indulge thy sneers.
Page 33 - besy both by day and nyt " received playful reference in a begging epigram which he addressed to the Earl of Lennox. The verse is as follows, and once more the translation is Dr. Brown's : — Since I am poor and you are rich, What happy chance is thine ! My modest wishes, too, you know — One nugget from your mine ! Only, whatever be your gift, Let it not be your gout : That, — a meet present for your leech, — I'd rather go without. Possibly the best known of Buchanan's epigrammatic verses...
Page 109 - Ilia mihi semper praesenti dura Neaera. Me, quoties absum, Semper abesse dolet ; Non desiderio nostri, non moeret amore, Sed se non nostro posse dolore ftui.

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