The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Aberdeen

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W. Blackwood and Sons, 1845 - Scotland
 

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Page 57 - The evidence that there is a Being, all-powerful, wise, and good, by whom every thing exists ; and particularly, to obviate difficulties regarding the wisdom and goodness of the Deity ; and this, in the first place, from considerations independent of written revelation, and, in the second place, from the Revelation of the Lord Jesus ; and from the whole, to point out the inferences most necessary for and useful to mankind.
Page 261 - But the most remarkable circumstance, and what certainly appears incredible, is, that when Lord Haddo, eldest son of the Earl of Aberdeen, married Miss Christian Baird of New Byth, the eagles returned to the rocks, and remained until the estate passed into the hands of the Hon.
Page 261 - At one period,' says a writer of our own day, ' there was a pair of eagles that regularly nestled and brought forth their young in the rocks of Pennan; but, according to the tradition of the country, when the late Earl of Aberdeen purchased the estate from the Bairds, the former proprietors, the eagles disappeared, in fulfilment of a prophecy of Thomas the Khymer " that there should be an eagle in the crags while there was a Baird in Auchmedden.
Page 568 - ... it appears to have made a deep impression on the national mind. It fixed itself in the music and the poetry of Scotland. A march, called the Battle of Harlaw, continued to be a popular air down to the time of Drummond of Hawthornden; and a spirited ballad, on the same event, is still repeated in our own age, describing the meeting of the armies, and the deaths of the chiefs, in no ignoble strain...
Page 812 - Mr. George Halket, a poetical genius who taught a school in that neighbourhood, and whose rise in life was probably prevented by his Jacobitical principles.
Page 303 - Register commences in 1702, and ends 1738. It is simply a register of births and baptisms, containing no details. The second commencing 1743, is much fuller, and contains, along with such register, a record of the Session's discipline and diligence down to 1790. From that time, to 1821, the record had again passed into a simple register, with session's collections, and disbursements for the poor, and the names of those subjecting themselves to discipline, set over against the money penalties which...
Page 266 - The The writers of the Statistical Accounts generally give their parishioners a good character for sobriety, hospitality, and industry, and write in terms of which the Minister of Aberdour may furnish an example: 'The people, notwithstanding the pressure of the times, are contented and happy, of a social and obliging disposition, shrewd and intelligent, regular in their attendance upon public worship and the ordinances of religion, as well as in the performance of the duties of life. Strangers to...
Page 947 - They worshiped in the open air; it being a maxim with them, that it was unlawful to build temples to the gods, or to worship them within walls and under roofs.
Page 57 - The evidence that there is a Being all-powerful, wise, and good, by whom every thing exists, and particularly to obviate difficulties regarding the wisdom and the goodness of the Deity: and this, in the first place, from considerations independent of written Revelation; and in the second place, from the Revelation of the Lord Jesus; and from the whole, to point out the inferences most necessary for. and useful to, mankind.
Page 593 - ... Fidamnan, Abbot of Icolmkill), overblown by the sands." The New Stat. Acct. says, " On the estate of Leask, there is another ruin of a religious house, evidently a Roman Catholic chapel, as the place where the altar stood is plainly discernible. It is small, but must be considered a fine old ruin. One gable and Gothic window are still nearly entire, and the walls are overgrown with ivy. • It stands in the middle of a small plantation of stunted firs and alder, on a little eminence gently rising...

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