History of the County of Ayr: With a Genealogical Account of the Families of Ayrshire, Volume 2

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J. Dick, 1852 - Ayrshire
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Page 286 - O how canst thou renounce the boundless store Of charms which Nature to her votary yields ! The warbling woodland, the resounding shore, The pomp of groves, and garniture of fields ; All that the genial ray of morning gilds, And all that echoes to the song of even, All that the mountain's sheltering bosom shields, And all the dread magnificence of Heaven, O how canst thou renounce, and hope to be forgiven...
Page 172 - The small but valuable property of Menfurd was thus swallowed up by the superior. MURES OY ROWALLAN Much light was thrown upon the genealogy of this ancient family by the publication, in 1825, of " The Historic and Descent of the House of Rowallane, by Sir William Mure, Knight of Rowallan, written in or prior to 1657 ; " but the writer seems to have fallen materially into error, in reference to the early history of the family.
Page 129 - Buntine and his relatives the Baillies. " Previous to this he had acquired the lands of Kilbride, from William the first Earl of Kilmarnock, in the year 1670, and took out a crown charter in the following year — disjoining these lands from the lordship of Boyd, and erecting them into a free barony, to be called, in all time coming, the Barony of Kilbride, and which he assumed as his own designation, and under which title he appears several times as a Commissioner of Supply for the County of Ayr,...
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Page 283 - Almighty, and the blessed Virgin Mary, and to all saints, and my body to be buried in the Monastery of Crossraguel, in the blessed Virgin's aisle.
Page 21 - The sentinel on the gangway levelled his piece and fired ; but was instantly cut down by the coxswain, and his Lordship, though wounded in the thigh, at the same moment stepped on the deck. The frigate being boarded with no less gallantry, on the opposite side, by Captain Guise, who met Lord Cochrane midway on the quarterdeck ; and also by Captain Crosbie ; the after part of the ship was soon carried, sword in hand.
Page 21 - Crosbie; the after part of the ship was soon carried, sword in hand. The Spaniards rallied on the forecastle, where they made a desperate resistance, till overpowered by a fresh party of seamen and marines, headed by Lord Cochrane. A gallant stand was again made for some time on the main- deck ; but before one o'clock the ship was captured, her cables cut, and she was steered triumphantly out of the harbour, under the fire of the whole of the north face of the castle.
Page 172 - Interest to your own where ever they interfere. Love your family and your children, when you have any, but never let your regard for them drive you on the rock I split upon, when on that account I departed from my Principles and brought the guilt of Rebellion and public and particular desolation on my head, for which I am now under the sentence justly due to my crime.

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