The east neuk of Fife: its history and antiquities [&c.].

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Page 315 - quacking divines, Come and dance on the spot where your tyrant reclines. When satire and censure encircled his throne, I fearM for your safety, I fear"d for my own; But now he Is gone, and we want a detector— Our Dodds shall be pious, our
Page 315 - New Lauders and Bowers the Tweed shall cross over, .No countryman living their tricks to discover : Detection her taper shall quench to a spark, 'And Scotchman meet Scotchman, and cheat In the dark.'
Page 116 - Edinburgh, when the news were credibly told, sometimes of their landing at Dunbar, sometimes at St Andrews and in Tay, and now and then at Aberdeen and Cromarty Firth. And in very deed, as we knew certainly soon after, the Lord of armies, wha rides upon the wings of the winds, the keeper of his
Page 112 - 400,000, which, upon a strict computation, he received from the crown, he left not a house nor an acre of land to be remembered by." The extravagance and voluptuous style of living of the Earl of Carlisle were the means which he used to secure his advancement. While other supplicants wasted
Page 195 - to reimburse himself for his losses at the expense of the collector and the revenue. He associated with himself one Robertson, and two other idle young men, whom, having been concerned in the same illicit trade, he persuaded to view the transaction in the same justifiable light in which he
Page 160 - gentleman, Durham of Largo, was in the habit of regulating the time of evening worship by the appearance of the smoke of Edinburgh, which he could easily see through the clear summer twilight from his own door. When he observed the smoke increase in density, in consequence of the good folks
Page 204 - one, it were more shame to be idle than to be on the worst side, though blacker than rebellion could make it,' had justified his conduct in all its line. Certain it is that while he fought over again the battles of George
Page 313 - of Dunkeld. At his death, he was preparing for the press an " Inquiry into the Original of the Nation and Language of the Ancient Scots, with Conjectures about the primitive State of the Celtic and other European Nations;" and he left in manuscript the
Page 164 - the noble party were assembled in the church, and the bride was at the altar; but, to the dismay of the company, no bridegroom appeared ! The volatile Colin had forgotten the day of his marriage, and was discovered in his night-gown and slippers, quietly eating his breakfast
Page 198 - killed and wounded; but, at the same time, that the prisoner and his guard had been wounded and beaten by stones thrown at them by the multitude. Upon this verdict the Lords of Justiciary passed sentence of death against Captain John Porteous

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