Caledonia, Or, A Historical and Topographical Account of North Britain from the Most Ancient to the Present Times: With a Dictionary of Places, Chorographical and Philological, Volume 4

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A. Gardner, 1889 - Scotland
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Page 717 - medley of grey beards and no beards, — old men fit to drop into the grave, and young boys whose swords are ' near equal to their weight, and I really believe more than their length. Four or five thousand may be very ' good determined men ; but the rest are mean, dirty, ' villanous-looking rascals, who seem more anxious about 'plunder than their Prince, and would be better pleased "'with four shillings than a Crown...
Page 771 - Hist. p. 154. the same deed erected an almshouse — that of St. Thomas, near the Watergate, for the reception of seven poor men, who were to be under the control of the chaplains of the said two altars, and who upon Sundays and festivals were to put on " their red gowns, and, at High Mass, sit before the altar of the chapel in the said conventual church, and there say fifty Ave Marias, five Pater Nosters, and one Credo.
Page 858 - Linlithgow, which contains some curious anecdotes. He was sent for by the parliamentary commissioners for colleges at the Revolution, on the motion of the Lord President Stair, and his advice was taken about the best grammar for the Scottish schools. The Lord President asked him what he thought of Despauter ? He answered, a very unfit grammar; but, by some pains, it might be made an excellent one. The Lord Crosrig desiring him to be more plain on that point. Kirkwood said: My Lord Preses, if it...
Page 605 - Horfe, and under hyr Feete was Epicurus : Prudence, holdynge in hyr Haunde a Syerge, and under hyr Sardenapalus. With thos war Tabretts that playd merrily, whill the noble Company pail thorough.
Page 717 - ... browncomplexioned face ; nose and mouth pretty small ; full under the chin ; not a long neck ; under his jaw a pretty many pimples. He is always in a Highland habit, as are all about him. When I saw him he had a short Highland plaid (tartan) waistcoat, breeches of the same, a blue garter on, and a St.
Page 703 - ... tenderness to their persons, take the same into our serious and dutiful consideration, and go as great lengths therein as our consciences will allow...
Page 990 - ... lovely maid ! my doubts beguile, Revive and bless me with a smile ; Alas ! if not, you'll soon debar a Sighing swain the banks of Yarrow. Be hush, ye fears ! I'll not despair, My Mary's tender as she's fair ; Then I'll go tell her all my anguish, She is too good to let me languish.
Page 658 - Bothwell), bishop of Orkney, in the great hall where the council uses to sit, according to the order of the reformed religion, and not in the chapel of the mass, as was the king's marriage.
Page 690 - This day, about two of the clock in the afternoon, His Majesty was brought out, at the window of the balcony of the Banqueting House of Whitehall near which a stage was set up, and his head struck off with an axe, wherewith we hold it our duty to inform you : and so, being in haste we shall say no more at this time but that we remain Your most aff. friends to serve you, LOTHIAN.
Page 928 - On fair Tweedside, from Berwick to the Bield, Traquair, for beauty, fairly wins the field: So many charms, by nature and by art, Do there combine to captivate the heart, And please the eye, with what is fine and rare, Few other seats can match with sweet Traquair.

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