The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Banff. Elgin, Nairn

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W. Blackwood and Sons, 1845 - Scotland

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Page 28 - When this barbarous act was told the King ('tis reported) he said, as for the house, it mattered not much, money could build it up again in a short time; but it was a cruel thing to destroy the garden, which many years could not repair.
Page 160 - The monument bears the following inscription : " Erected, at the public expense, to the memory of MAJOR GENERAL SIE ISAAC BROOK, who gloriously fell on the 13th of October, MDCCCXIL, in resisting an attack on Queenston, in Upper Canada.
Page 61 - After the flood the prospect here was melancholy. The burn that formerly wound through the beautiful haugh, above the promontory, had cut a channel as broad as that of the Spey, from one end of it to the other. The whole wood was gone; the carding-mill had disappeared, the miller's house was in ruins, and the banks below were strewed with pales, gates, bridges, rafts, engines, wool, yarn, and half-woven webs, all utterly destroyed. A new road was recently made in this parish, and all the burns were...
Page 22 - Industry for the maintenance and education of male and female children of the labouring-classes, whose parents are unable to maintain and educate them, and for putting out the said children, when fit to be so, as apprentices to some trade or occupation, or employing them in such a manner as may enable them to earn a livelihood by their lawful industry, and make them useful members of society...
Page 279 - The wailing note of the kittywake, the shrill cry of the tammy-norie, and the hoarse voice of the guillemot, resembling, as it were, the laugh of some demon in mockery of the intrusion of man amid these majestic scenes of nature ; — all these combined, and mingled occasionally with the harsh scream of the cormorant, are heard above the roar of the ocean, which breaks at the foot of these tremendous and gigantic precipices.
Page 17 - In April, 1644, parties were sent down to Banff and Buchan. There went down to Banff the lairds of Gight, Neutown, and Ardlogie, with a party of forty horse and musketeers, brave gentlemen. They took in the town without contradiction, meddled with the keys of the tolbooth, took free quarters, and plundered all the arms they could get, buff coats, pikes, swords, carabines, pistols, yea and money also. They took frae Alexander Winchester, one of the baillies, seven hundred merks...
Page 97 - ... The earlier part of 1564 she spent at Perth, Falkland, and St. Andrews; and in the autumn of this year she again went as far north as Inverness, and from thence into Ross-shire. " The object of that distant journey," says Chalmers, " was not then known, and cannot be completely ascertained." " She repassed through the country of the Gordons, which had once been held out as so frightful. She remained a night at Gartley, where there is still a ruined castle, and the parish whereof belongs even...
Page 68 - That copes the sheepfold ring ; and in the woods A second blow of many flowers appears ; Flowers faintly tinged, and breathing no perfume. But fruits, not blossoms, form the woodland wreath That circles Autumn's brow : the ruddy haws Now clothe the half-leaved thorn ; the bramble bends Beneath its jetty load ; the hazel hangs With auburn branches, dipping in the stream That sweeps along, and threatens to o'erflow The leaf-strewn banks...
Page 273 - God had determined to bring upon the earth at once, " the windows of heaven were opened, and the fountains of the great deep broken -up.
Page 54 - London, to be by them invested in the funds, and (after the death of certain persons therein named, who were to enjoy the interest for their respective lives,) the whole stock to be drawn again out of the funds, and remitted to the Magistrates of Banff, in North Britain, to be by them laid out as a charitable fund in the best manner possible, and to remain under the directions of the acting magistrates from year to year.

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