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Page 70 - Horribly beautiful ! but on the verge, From side to side, beneath the glittering morn, An Iris sits, amidst the infernal surge, Like Hope upon a deathbed, and, unworn Its steady dyes, while all around is torn By the distracted waters, bears serene Its brilliant hues with all their beams unshorn : Resembling, mid the torture of the scene, Love watching Madness with unalterable mien.
Page 30 - Wi' their fans into their hand, Before they see Sir Patrick Spens Come sailing to the strand ! And lang, lang, may the maidens sit, Wi' their goud kaims in their hair, A' waiting for their ain dear loves ! For them they'll see na mair.
Page 72 - Tis with the thankful glance of parting praise; More mighty spots may rise, more glaring shine, But none unite in one attaching maze The brilliant, fair, and soft, — the glories of old days...
Page xi - In memory of Alexander Selkirk, Mariner, a native of Largo, in the county of Fife, Scotland, who lived on this island in complete solitude for four years and four months. He was landed from the Cinque Port's galley, 96 tons, 16 guns, AD 1704, and was taken off in the Duke, Privateer, 12th February, 1709. He died Lieutenant of HMS Weymouth, AD 1723, aged 47 years.
Page xiv - ... arrival was welcomed by the ringing of bells from the steeples, and the tumultuous joy of all classes of the inhabitants. On the following day, being Sunday, a solemn convocation of the clergy was held in the refectory; and the papal bulls having been read in the presence of the bishop, the chancellor of the university, they proceeded in procession to the high altar...
Page xiv - ... before the high altar in gratitude and adoration. High mass was then celebrated ; and when the service was concluded, the remainder of the day was devoted to mirth and festivity.
Page 61 - s reign the victory over the Irish proved our curse, as our defeat by the Scots turned out a blessing. Had the Irish remained independent, they might afterwards have been united to us, as Scotland was ; and had Scotland been reduced to subjection, it would have been another curse to us, like Ireland."* * " Bannockburn,
Page 117 - Wort to-night — The wonderful herb, whose leaf will decide If the coming year shall make me a bride.