Transactions, Volumes 4-5

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Canadian Institute, 1895
 

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Page 357 - ... all the while this eternal court is open to you, with its society, wide as the world, multitudinous as its days, the chosen, and the mighty, of every place and time? Into that you may enter always; in that you may take fellowship and rank according to your wish ; from that, once entered into it, you can never be...
Page 303 - Columba came into Britain in the ninth year of the reign of Bridius, who was the son of Meilochon, and the powerful king of the Pictish nation, and he converted that nation to the faith of Christ, by his preaching and example...
Page 336 - I shall adhere to the promise I made several years ago to a deputation of the same kind ; that is, to employ my first leisure time, and a considerable portion of time it must be to do it accurately, in arranging and printing the originals of the Poems of Ossian, as they have come to my hands.
Page 303 - Columba, to preach the word of God to the provinces of the northern Picts, who are separated from the southern parts by steep and rugged mountains...
Page 174 - They have also a tradition among them, that they originally came from another country, inha.bited by very wicked people, and had traversed a great lake which was narrow, shallow, and full of Islands, where they had suffered great misery, it being always winter, with ice and Jeep snow.
Page 184 - Both sexes have blue or black bars, or from one to four straight lines on their cheeks or forehead, to distinguish the tribe to which they belong.
Page 122 - Kekeenowin, or teachings of the niedas or priests and jossakeeds or prophets. The knowledge of the latter is chiefly confined to persons who are versed in their system of magic medicine, or their religion, and may be deemed hieratic. The former consists of the common figurative signs, such as are employed at places of sepulture or by hunting or traveling parties. It is also employed in the nwzzinabiks, or rock-writings.
Page 207 - ... their final state and unalterable allotment. If their good actions are declared to predominate, they are landed upon the island, where there is to be no end to their happiness; which, however, according to their notions, consists in an eternal enjoyment of sensual pleasure, and carnal gratification. But if there be bad actions to weigh down the balance, the stone...
Page 208 - ... in a horizontal direction; while they leap about and throw themselves into various antic postures, to the measure of their music, always bringing their heels close to each other at every pause. The men occasionally howl in imitation of some animal, and he who continues this violent exercise for the longest period, appears to be considered as the best performer.
Page 184 - There are particular skins which the women never touch, as of the bear and wolf, and those animals the men are seldom known to kill. They are not remarkable for their activity as hunters, which is owing to the ease with which they snare deer and spear fish ; and these occupations are not beyond the strength of their old men, women, and boys: so that they participate in those laborious occupations, which among their neighbours are confined to the women. They make war on the Esquimaux, who cannot resist...

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