The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Forfar, Kincardine

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W. Blackwood and Sons, 1845 - Scotland

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Page 17 - He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. 21 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men ! 22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.
Page 53 - Indian penetrates the dark curtain, which separates time and eternity, and believes in the immortality of the soul, and the resurrection of the body, not only of all mankind, but of all animated nature, and a state of future existence, of endless duration.
Page 283 - Mathers, which stands upon a rocky and almost inaccessible peninsula, overhanging the German Ocean. The laird of Arbuthnot is said to have eluded the royal vengeance, by claiming the benefit of the law of clan Macduff, concerning which the curious reader will find some particulars subjoined.
Page 345 - By mistake, they directed their flight across the Loch of Forfar, where they perished. On one side of the monument there are the figures of two men, who, by their attitude, seem to be forming the bloody conspiracy. A lion and a centaur on the upper part, represent, as is supposed, the shocking barbarity of the crime. On the reverse of the monument several sorts of fishes are engraven as a symbolical representation of the loch in which the assassins were drowned. At the distance of about a mile north-east...
Page 344 - ... different localities still pointed out in the shires of Fife and Forfar, as well as in the counties around. The old Castle of Glammis, a venerable and majestic pile of building, has several fairy legends connected with it. In an underground part of this old edifice, there was a secret room, which was only known to two, or at most three, individuals, at the same time, and these were bound not to reveal it, but to their successors in the secret.
Page 33 - Sweet is the breath of Morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds : pleasant the sun, When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower, Glistering with dew ; fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers; and sweet the coming on Of grateful Evening mild...
Page 469 - The fact has already been alluded to, that, in 1299, when Sir William Wallace had resigned the guardianship of Scotland and retired to France, the Northern lairds of Scotland sent Squire Guthrie to request his return, in order to assist in opposing the English.
Page 481 - ... the bortstue and cook for the people. The space above is divided into bedrooms, each with a window ; and the doors lead into a covered gallery open at the side, such as we still see in some of the old inns in London, and in this gallery the bed-clothes are hung out daily, whatever be the weather.
Page 180 - Angusshire, thus alludes to the subject in his introduction to his " Scottish Dictionary ; "—" Having resided for many years in the county of Angus, where the old Scottish is spoken with as great purity as anywhere in Great Britain, I collected a vast number of words unknown in the southern and western dialects of Scotland. Many of these I found the classical terms in the language of Iceland, Sweden, and Denmark...
Page 675 - ... Argyle was making havoc of Airlie's lands, he was not forgetful to remember old quarrels to Sir John Ogilvy of Craig, cousin to Airlie ; therefore he directs one Sergeant Campbell to Sir John Ogilvy's house, and gives him warrant to sleight it.

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