The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Fife, Kinross

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W. Blackwood and Sons, 1845 - Scotland

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Page 6 - Here lies interred the heads of Lawr. Hay, and Andrew Pitilloch, who suffered martyrdom in Edinburgh, July 13th 1681, for adhering to the Word of God and Scotland's Covenanted Work of Reformation, and also one of the hands of David Halkston of Rathillet, who was cruelly murdered at Edinburgh, July 3Oth 1680, for the same cause.
Page 111 - ... all respects suiting the requirements of the poem, a locality exists within six miles of Falkland Palace, a favourite resort of James I. There, in the centre of the old kirk-town of Leslie, is an extensive green surrounding the parish church, and which, according to the late parochial incumbent, was "originally the scene of royal and noble games, and the resort of all that was royal and noble in Scotland.
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 869 - ... acquainted at Edinburgh in 1652. with Sir James Halket, to whom she was married in 1656. He died in 1670, and she in 1699.* Their matrimonial life was mutually happy. She experienced many changes of fortune in the troublous reign of Charles I., which she bore with Christian fortitude and resignation. Her scriptural knowledge and piety, as well as uncommon activity of mind, were her prominent excellencies, of which she has left substantial evidence in some writings still extant, particularly,...
Page 844 - No remains of plants or animals are known to have been met with in any of these alluvial deposites. Soil and Boulders. — The land towards the north of the town, where the collieries are situated, is generally of inferior quality, but some portions of it are good, and others, from being much improved by draining, yield a fair produce. The soil in that quarter varies from a few inches to 2 or 3 feet in thickness, and chiefly rests on till, but some of it, especially near Lathalmond, where the lime-quarry...
Page 861 - Garsappie for new infeftment under clauses of entail to a substitution in tbese words, " in favour and for new infeftment of the same to be made
Page 317 - When Largo Law puts on his hat, Let Kellie Law beware of that ; When Kellie Law gets on his cap, Largo Law may laugh at that.
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.

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