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 275 - Kincardineshire, an illustration was afforded at the close of the last century, of the effect of promontories in protecting a line of low shore. The village of Mathers, two miles south of Johnshaven, was built on an ancient shingle beach, protected by a projecting ledge of limestone rock. This was quarried for lime to such an extent that the sea broke through, and in 1795 carried away the whole village in one night, and penetrated 150 yards inland, where it has maintained its ground ever since, the...
Page 345 - The perpetrators of that horrid deed fled with precipitation eastward, during night, when the fields were covered with snow. 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...
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 31 - 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
Page 483 - Aberdeenshire and Mearns, paying considerable rents. It consists of one large well-lighted room with four windows, a good stove or fire-place, a wooden floor, with benches, chairs, and a table. At the end is a kitchen, in which their victuals are cooked by a servant, whose business it is to attend to 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...
Page 471 - 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. The Castle of Guthrie to which the present laird has added a...
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 177 - The one is of whinstone, and the other of porphyry, being three feet three inches in height, nine feet in length, and four feet ten inches in breadth ; and two feet in height, eight feet in length, and five feet in breadth, respectively.

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