The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Fife, Kinross

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W. Blackwood and Sons, 1845 - Scotland

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Page 849 - English king was chiefly employed at Dunfermline in receiving the submission of those Scottish barons and great men who had not made their peace during his late progress through the kingdom.
Page 261 - Authors," has been frequently printed. The work, however, which had principally engaged the last years of his short life, was an inquiry into the origin of the nation and language of the ancient Scots, with conjectures about the primitive state of the Celtic and other European nations.
Page 457 - NEWBURN.—" The register commences in 1628, and has been kept pretty regularly." PITTENWEEM.—No return. ROSYTH AND INVERKEITHING.— Vide Inverkeithing. minutes have been preserved. The existing register of births and baptisms begins with the year 1626, and has been continued to the present time, with the exception of the entries from 1738 to 1742, which have been lost. The register of contracts, proclamations, and marriages, begins with the year 1770, and that of deaths with 1740, and both have...
Page 954 - ... mark to direct them at sea call it St Irnie to this day ; and the estate which lies close by the church is called Irniehill, but by the transposition of the letter i, Rinniehill. What adds to the probability of this interpretation is a tradition still existing here, that the devotees at Anstruther who could not see the church of Kilrenny till they travelled up the rising ground to what they called the Hill, then pulled off their bonnets, fell on their knees, crossed themselves, and prayed to...
Page 866 - ... or early death. A single fact will illustrate this observation. At the meeting of the British Association, held in Edinburgh in 1834, there was read an Abstract, by Dr. Joseph Clarke, of a...
Page 851 - The result of these conferences was, the framing of that wellknown bond of union between the two countries, THE SOLEMN LEAGUE AND COVENANT — a document which we may be pardoned for terming the noblest, in its essential nature and principles, of all that are recorded among the international transactions of the world.
Page 849 - Edinburgh they went to Dunfermline, a tolerably handsome town where is a large and fair abbey of black monks, in which the kings of Scotland have been accustomed to be buried. The king was lodged in the abbey, but after his departure, the army seized it, and burnt both that and the town.
Page 706 - ... have been exhumed from their slumber of ages. Externally these creatures have undergone but little change in their form, colour, or scaly covering ; being still as perfect in their organic structure, even to the minute silken fin, as when they sported in the waters of a distant primeval age ; the substance of the body, however, and every trace or vestige of internal organization, have entirely disappeared, and the material of the rock has been substituted in their place, — the enamel of the...
Page 574 - Newbottle, and Balmerino, had not only portions and pensions allowed them for their food and clothing, but that each Monk had also a garden appropriated to his own particular use and pleasure. The visitor, therefore, in his Visitation Roll, specified these things as illicit indulgences, which he enjoined them forthwith to relinquish.
Page 830 - ALASKA. Though Tertiary (or possibly Upper Cretaceous) coal-bearing rocks are known to cover a considerable area on the southern part of Admiralty Island and on adjacent islands, the included coal beds have only a remote fuel value. The beds are from a few inches to 2 or 3 feet in thickness, and the coal, so far as known, is of a lowgrade lignitic character.

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