The Scots peerage: founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom

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James Balfour Paul
D. Douglas, 1905 - Nobility
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Page 607 - Contents. — Celtic Feudalism — The Age of Charters — The Age of Covenants — The Epoch of the Clans — The Appeal from Chiefs to Owners — The Response to the Appeal— Before the Dawn— The Burst of Industry— The Fruits of Mind. "Infinitely superior as regards the Highland land question to any statement yet made by tbe other side.
Page 607 - Forty years ago Mr. Skene published a small historical work on the Scottish Highlands which has ever since been appealed to as an authority, but which has long been out of print. The promise of this youthful effort is amply fulfilled in the three weighty volumes of his maturer years. As a work of historical research it ought in our opinion to take a very high rank."— Times.
Page 114 - I thought fitt to send this trumpett to you to let you know, that if you please to walk away with your company, and deliver the house to such as I shall send to receive it, you shall have libertie to carry off your arms and goods, and such other necessaries as you have.
Page 114 - You have harboured such parties in your house as have basely and inhumanly murdered our men : if you necessitate me to bend my cannon against you, you may expect what I doubt you will not be pleased with. I expect your present answer, and rest, Your servant, OLIVER CROMWELL.* The Governor of Borthwick Castle, Lord Borthwick of that Ilk, did as he was bidden ;
Page 577 - Lord Coupar, sitting in parliament, taking out his watch, handed it to Lord Pitsligo, who refusing to restore it, an action was brought for the value. Lord Pitsligo said, that Lord Coupar having put his watch in his hand to see what hour it was, Lord Sinclair putting forth his hand for a sight of the watch, Lord Pitsligo put it into Lord Sinclair's hand, in the presence of Lord Coupar, without contradiction, which must necessarily import his consent. Lord Coupar answered that, they being then sitting...
Page 206 - It is odds, if he lives long enough, but he is a duke; he is of a fair complexion, and has the gravity of a Spaniard, is as cunning as a fox, wise as a serpent, and slippery as an eel...
Page 74 - Her face and person were charming ; lively she was almost to etourderie ;" and so agreeable she was, that I never heard her mentioned afterwards by one of her contemporaries who did not prefer her as the most perfect creature they ever knew.
Page 608 - By-ways of History : Studies in the Social Life and Rural Economy of the Olden Time. By JAMES COLVILLE, MA, D.Se., Examiner in History, University of Glasgow.
Page 114 - The Governor of Borthwick Castle, Lord Borthwick of that Ilk, did as he was bidden ; ' walked away,' with movable goods, with wife and child, and had ' fifteen days ' allowed him to pack : whereby the Dalkeith region and Carlisle Road is a little quieter henceforth.
Page 313 - The earldom of Caithness was possessed for many generations by the Norwegian Earls of Orkney. They held the Islands of Orkney under the King of Norway according to Norwegian custom, by which the title of Jarl or Earl was a personal title. They held the earldom of Caithness under the King of Scotland, and its tenure was in accordance with the laws of Scotland.

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