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J. Hedderwick & son., 1858 - Scotland
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Page 80 - tis haunted, holy ground; No earth of thine is lost in vulgar mould, But one vast realm of wonder spreads around, And all the Muse's tales seem truly told, Till the sense aches with gazing to behold The scenes our earliest dreams have dwelt upon; Each hill and dale, each deepening glen and wold Defies the power which crush'd thy temples gone: Age shakes Athena's tower, but spares gray Marathon.
Page 141 - ... belong to all. They have all left the true, pure, simple religion; and teach for doctrines the commandments of men. They are all merchants of the earth, and have set up a kingdom of this world, abounding in riches, temporal power, and external pomp. They have all a dogmatizing spirit, and persecute such as do not receive their own mark, and worship the image which they have set up.
Page 91 - ... was great confusion till morning, when, perceiving the departure of the Flemings, they set fire to their camp, and took the road to Germany. The Normans, sallying out of the town, harassed the rear, killed a number of them, and took many prisoners and a great quantity of baggage. In 954, Louis was killed by a fall from his horse, and was succeeded by his son Lothaire, who inherited all his dislike to the Normans, and especially hated the young duke, the companion of his boyhood, whose fame had...
Page 141 - But there are many prophecies, which declare the fall of the ecclesiastical powers of the christian world. And though each church seems to flatter itself with the hopes of being exempted; yet it is very plain, that the prophetical characters belong to all. They have all left the true, pure, simple religion ; and teach for doctrines the commandments of men.
Page iii - Topographical Account of the District of Cunningham, Ayrshire. Compiled about the year 1600, By Mr. Timothy Pont.
Page 159 - Contemplating the narrow walls of this sea-beat tower, it is certainly difficult to conceive it should ever have afforded accommodation to the prestige of a royal court ; yet when we reflect on the circumscribed nature of even Dundonald itself, the favourite residence of these same sovereigns, the contrast by no means appears so very extraordinary. * 7. The last of these
Page 86 - This majestic wall of rock, rising where highest to perhaps little less than 300 feet perpendicularly, ranges in a straight line along the water's edge, from which it is merely separated by a narrow slip of green land ; and extends to about a mile in length. Along the bottom the precipice is richly fringed with natural coppice, in which the oak, ash, hazel, and hawthorn are thickly interwoven ; upwards the glossy ivy is widely spread ; whilst...
Page 154 - In his person, Dr. Simson was tall and erect ; and his countenance, which was handsome, conveyed a pleasing expression of the superior character of his mind. His manner had always somewhat of the fashion which prevailed in the early part of his life, but was uncommonly graceful.
Page 110 - ... occurrences in the first volume of his Annals of Scotland. He was, in consequence, accused of credulity by the critics ; and, in a subsequent edition of his work, he declares, that " the author must still remain under that imputation, for he cannot submit to acknowledge that he does not believe that a fountain, near Kilwinning, ran blood for eight days and eight nights, without intermission.
Page 42 - A ! fredome is a noble thing ! Fredome mayss man to haiff liking ; Fredome all solace to man giffis : He levys at ess that frely levys...

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