The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Fife, Kinross

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W. Blackwood and Sons, 1845 - Scotland

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Page 863 - Edinburgh they quartered themselves for five days, and on their departure burnt everything to the ground except the castle, which was very strong and well guarded. From Edinburgh King Richard and his lords went to Dunfermline, a tolerably handsome town, where there was a large abbey of black monks'; in which the kings of Scotland have been accustomed to be buried.
Page 636 - He acquired the lands of Creich from the Littles or Liddels, in 1502. He married a daughter of Duddingston of Sandford in Fife. Janet, their elder daughter, from whom many of the chief nobility and gentry in Scotland are descended, was married first to Sir Thomas Livingston of Easter Wemyss, and after his death she became the third wife of James, the first earl of Arran of the Hainiltons, and nephew of King James the Third.
Page 71 - Commanding prospect wide o'er field and fell, And peopled village and extended moorland, And the wide ocean and majestic Tay, To the far distant Grampians.
Page 267 - 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 181 - It is about a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in breadth, but contracts at both ends.
Page 641 - ... others, of coloured glass, representing bunches of flowers, peacocks, and other gay and gaudy objects, or merely fanciful patterns, which have a pleasing effect. These coloured glass windows, which are termed
Page 586 - 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. The Monks in general murmured at this, and some of them excused themselves by saying that it would be time enough for them to enter upon this reform, when the Convent...
Page 970 - ... confirm this origin of the name is, that the fishermen, who have marked out the steeple of this church for a meath or 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, Ramie-Hill.
Page 865 - ... civilians to transact business with the Scottish Convention, and partly of ministers to confer with the Assembly. 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 722 - ... 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...

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