The Antiquities of Scotland, Volume 1

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S. Hooper, 1789 - Castles - 308 pages
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Page 45 - Laird of Drumerline, and Sandilands, Laird of Calder. He had his halls and other apartments' richly adorned with embroidered hangings.
Page 45 - Douglas, was served by seventyfive gentlewomen, whereof fifty-three were daughters of noblemen, all clothed in velvets and silks, with their chains of gold and other ornaments, and was attended by two hundred riding gentlemen in all her journeys ; and, if it happened to be dark when she went to Edinburgh, where her lodgings were at the foot of the Black Fryar's Wynd, eighty lighted torches were carried before her.
Page 66 - Caftle was built by a Lord Borthwick, once a *' potent family. In the vault lies one of the name, in armour and a " little bonnet, with his lady by him : on the fidd are numbers of little
Page 143 - The building is a lofty quadrilateral tower, all vaulted ; the lower apartment was a couterrain, the walls of which are about twelve feet thick; the door is under a. circular arch, with the. zig-zag, or dancette moulding, rudely cut out of the hard granite ; the only communication with the hall was by a trap-door; the...
Page 33 - Salee rover, and sold into Barbary. On his release he was made a captain in the royal navy ; and on the final retreat of Henrietta attended her to France, and remained there till the Restoration. In 1682...
Page 27 - When we lately visited the spot, we saw, in the middle of the chapel, the broken shafts of the columns, which had been borne down by the weight of the roof. Upon looking into 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 church after it fell. In...
Page 85 - This range of columns faces the north, with a point to the eaft, and extends in front about two hundred yards. The breadth is inconfiderable : the reft of the rock degenerates into fhapelefs maffes of the fame fort of ftone, irregularly divided by thick fepta.
Page 1 - Forth, a cargo of wine, strong beer, and biscuit exquisitely spiced ; at the same time producing as a sample a bottle of wine and another of beer. The governor, tasting and approving of them, agreed for the purchase of the whole, which the feigned captain requested he might deliver very early the next morning, in order to avoid interruption from the Scots. He came accordingly at the time appointed, attended by a dozen armed followers...
Page 85 - Ireland: it confifts of great columns of a red grit ftone, either triangular, quadrangular, pentangular, or hexangular; their diameter from one to two feet, their length at low water thirty, dipping or inclining a little to the fouth. They are jointed, but not fo regularly, or fo plainly, as thofe that form the Giant's Caufeway. The furface of feveral that had been torn off...
Page 44 - The master-mason of this chapel, meeting with some difficulties in the execution of his design, found it necessary to go to Rome for information, during which time his apprentice carried on the work, and even executed some parts concerning which his master had been most doubtful; particularly this fine fluted column, ornamented with wreaths of foliage and flowers twisting spirally round it. The master on his return, stung with envy at this proof of the superior abilities of his apprentice, slew him...

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