Original historical description of the monastery, chapel royal, and palace of Holyroodhouse

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J. Anderson, jun., 1832 - Architecture - 144 pages
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Page 135 - Love wont to gae ! 1 leant my back unto an aik, I thought it was a trusty tree ; But first it bow'd, and syne it brak, Sae my true Love did lichtly me. O waly waly, but love be bonny A little time while it is new ; But when 'tis auld, it waxeth cauld And fades awa
Page 76 - They were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their deaths they were not divided.
Page 46 - No difference was made, but all the churches were either defaced or pulled to the ground. The holy vessels, and whatsoever else men could make gain of, as timber, lead and bells were put to sale. The very sepulchres of the dead were not spared. The registers of the church and biblioteques were cast into the fire.
Page 81 - Thou livedest at thy wish ; thy good old age In wealth and honours took thee off the stage. Thine aged corps interred here now lie, Thy virtues great forbid your name to die. Go ! happy soul, and in thy last repose, Vanquish thou death, and all its fatal blows ; Thy fragrant frame shall thus eternal be, Unto thy country and posterity.
Page 67 - Abercairney, his only wife ; who lived with him not above eighteen months, and died in child-bed with her child. When grievous old age came upon him (as weary of bad times and customs), withdrawing himself from the noise of the court, he returned to his country. He nominated Sir Archibald and Sir Robert Douglasses, baronets, sons to his eldest brother, to...
Page 67 - Councillor to King Charles, and most intimately in favour with him ; because formerly he had been most dear to Henry Prince of Wales, and master of his horse. But he being dead, and Charles his brother now reigning, he was made Chamberlain to the King's household, and entertained with a singular degree of favour, and advanced to great honours and wealth. In his youth he enjoyed the sweet society of...
Page 34 - Stratlmavar and E. Forfare, Mr Robert Scott, minister of ye Abbey, ye Bishop of Dumblayn, and some uthers. Wee viewed ye body of King James ye Fyft of Scotland. It lyeth within ane wodden coffin, and is coveret wyth ane lead coffin. There seemed to be haire upon ye head still. The body was two lengths...
Page 131 - Seat to the height of 822 feet above the level of the sea. From the top of this eminence (to which I walked on leaving Holyrood House) the view is grand, and remarkably extensive. The metropolis, the German Ocean...
Page 24 - Lea, knight, saved me out of the flames, and brought me into England. In gratitude to him for his kindness, I, who hitherto served only at the baptism of the children of kings, do now most willingly offer the same service, even to the meanest of the English nation. Lea the Conqueror hath so commanded. Adieu. AD 1543, in the 36th year of King Henry VIII.
Page 52 - the vaults, the doors of which were open, we found that " what had escaped the fury of the mob at the Revolution, " became a prey to the rapacity of those who ransacked the

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