Kirkwall in the Orkneys

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W. Peace, 1900 - Kirkwall (Scotland) - 490 pages
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Page 466 - tis the draught of a breath From the blossom of health to the paleness of death, From the gilded saloon to the bier and the shroud! Oh ! why should the spirit of mortal be proud ? The Hon.
Page 403 - There is more than honor there ; Else, be sure, I had not brought it From the field of dark despair. Never yet was royal banner Steeped in such a costly dye ; It hath lain upon a bosom Where no other shroud shall lie. Sirs, I charge you keep it holy, Keep it as a sacred thing ! For the stain ye see upon it Was the life-blood of your King...
Page 436 - twould a saint provoke," (Were the last words that poor Narcissa spoke ;} " No, let a charming chintz and Brussels lace Wrap my cold limbs, and shade my lifeless face : One would not, sure, be frightful when one's dead — And — Betty — give this cheek a little red.
Page 446 - Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God. 44 IT And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.
Page 18 - Douglas, was served by seventy-five gentlewomen, whereof fiftythree were daughters of noblemen, all clothed in velvet and silks, with their chains of gold, and other ornaments ; and was attended by two hundred riding gentlemen in all her journeys ; and, if it happened to be dark when she went to Edinburgh, where her lodgings were at the foot of the Black Friars...
Page 466 - For we are the same that our fathers have been ; We see the same sights that our fathers have seen, — We drink the same stream, and we feel the same sun, And run the same course that our fathers have run.
Page 59 - I fear not death, since I have fulfilled the greatest duty of life, but I must pray thee not to let my hair be touched by a slave or stained with my blood.
Page 286 - the most unchristian and more than barbarous practice of the Town Guard of Kirkwall, at the time of the Lambas Fair, their keeping guard within the Church ; shooting of guns ; burning great fires on the graves of the dead ; drinking, fiddling, piping, swearing and cursing night and day within the Church...
Page 332 - Stewart was a young man of creditable parents, in the Orkneys; at which place, on the return of the Resolution from the South Seas, in 1780, we received so many civilities that, on that account only, I should gladly have taken him with me; but, independent of this recommendation, he was a seaman, and had always borne a good character.

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