Annals of Scotland: From the Yeir 1514 to the Yeir 1591

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Archibald Constable & Company; and Longman Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London, 1814 - Scotland - 62 pages
 

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Page 5 - Percy's researches, and a considerable sum in those days he has proved it to be. If it was an xviii penny groat it could command not a few luxuries, as the following curious extract shews: — " In the yeir of God, 1533, Sir Walter Coupar, chaplaine in Edinburghe, gate a pynte of vyne, a laiffe of 36 vnce vaight, a peck of aite meill, a pynte of aill, a scheipe head, ane penny candell, and a faire woman, for ane xviii penny grotte.
Page 10 - mornynge, very erly, we began where we lefte, and continued burnynge all that daye, " and the two dayes nexte ensuinge contynually, so that neyther within the wawles nor " in the suburbes was lefte any one house unbrent, besydes the innumerable botyes, " spoyles, and pyllages, that our souldyours brought from thense, notwithstanding ha" bundance which we consumed with fyer.

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