Geschichte der Clanverfassung in den schottischen Hochlanden

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Duncker & Humblot, 1898 - Clans - 79 pages
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Page 25 - On the left, however, the Macdonalds aggrieved, and as they thought, disgraced by their exclusion from the post of honour, stood moody, motionless, and irresolute to fight. In vain did the Duke of Perth, who was stationed there, tell them that, if they behaved with their usual valour, they would make a right of the left, and he would call himself in future a Macdonald.
Page 11 - Every isle differs from each other in their fancy of making plaids as to the stripes in breadth and colours. This humour is as different through the mainland of the Highlands, in so far that they who have seen those places are able at the first view of a man's plaid to guess the place of his residence.
Page 60 - Uxores habent deni duodenique inter se communes, et maxime fratres cum fratribus parentesque cum liberis ; sed, si qui sunt ex his nati, eorum habentur liberi, quo primum virgo quaeque deducta est.
Page 15 - Wherever we roved, we were pleased to see the reverence with which his subjects regarded him. He did not endeavour to dazzle them by any magnificence of dress : his only distinction was a feather in his bonnet ; but as soon as he appeared, they forsook their work and clustered about him : he took them by the hand, and they seemed mutually delighted.
Page 20 - It was usual for the captain to lead them, to make a desperate incursion upon some neighbour or other that they were in feud with, and they were obliged to bring, by open force, the cattle they found on the lands they attacked, or to die in the attempt.
Page 47 - The Poverty of the Tenants has rendered it Customary for the Chief, or Laird, to free some of them, every Year, from all Arrears of Rent ; this is supposed, upon an Average to be about one Year in five of the whole Estate.
Page 50 - ... who differed but little from the small occupiers who held their lands immediately from the chief, excepting that, in lieu of rent, they were bound to a certain amount of labour for the advantage of their immediate superior. The...
Page 11 - The Highlanders are divided into Tribes, or Clans, under Chiefs, or Chieftains, as they are called in the Laws of Scotland; and each Clan again divided into branches from the main Stock, who have Chieftains over them. These are subdivided into smaller Branches of fifty or sixty men, who deduce their original from their particular Chieftains, and rely upon them as their more immediate Protectors and Defenders...
Page 64 - ... that not less should territorial succession be derived from men than from women for ever " ; " so that it is in right of mothers they succeed to sovereignty and all other successions " ; " that they alone should take of the sovereignty and of the land from women rather than from men in Cruithintuath for ever " ; " that of women should be the royal succession among them for ever.
Page 58 - Omnes vero se Britanni vitro inficiunt, quod caeruleum efficit colorem, atque hoc horridiores sunt in pugna aspectu; capilloque sunt promisso atque omni parte corporis rasa praeter caput et labrum superius.

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