Scottish Historical Review, Volume 2

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Page 131 - Communion as might otherwise ensue ;) yet, lest the same kneeling should by any persons, either out of ignorance and infirmity, or out of malice and obstinacy, be misconstrued and depraved, it is hereby declared that thereby no adoration is intended or ought to be done, either unto the sacramental bread or wine there bodily received, or unto any corporal presence of Christ's natural flesh and blood.
Page 240 - ... did abide so many blows in them, that his legs were crushed and beaten together as small as might be, and the bones and flesh so bruised, that the blood and marrow spouted forth in great abundance, whereby they were made unserviceable for ever.
Page 229 - ... at the ends of the frame ; these were moved by levers in opposite directions, till the body rose to a level with the frame ; questions were then put...
Page 148 - drudges ' about Edinburgh as a common printer, with leaky shoes, a sky-lighted hat, and kneebuckles as unlike as George-by-the-grace-ofGod, and Solomon-the-Son-of-David ; yet that same unknown drunken mortal is author and compiler of three-fourths of Elliot's pompous Encyclopedia Britannica, which he composed at half a guinea a week !* Sae merry as we two, ha'e been.
Page 175 - Dei gracia Rex Scotorum omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, clericis et laicis, salutem, Sciant presentes et futuri me...
Page 245 - He had therefore been sent to govern Scotland, where the savage old tyrant Lauderdale was sinking into the grave. Even Lauderdale was now outdone. The administration of James was marked by odious laws, by barbarous punishments, and by judgments to the iniquity of which even that age furnished no parallel.
Page 194 - My aim has been to treat poetry as an expression of the imagination, not simply of the individual poet, but of the English people, to use the facts of political and social history as keys to the poet's meaning, and to make poetry clothe with life and character the dry record of external facts.
Page 140 - Ferguson; but to those who admire the exertions of untutored fancy, and are blind to many faults for the sake of numberless beauties, his poems will afford singular gratification. His observations on human characters are acute and sagacious, and his descriptions are lively and just. Of rustic pleasantry he has a rich fund ; and some of his softer scenes are touched with inimitable delicacy.
Page 80 - Association, for the promotion of historical studies, the collection and preservation of historical manuscripts, and for kindred purposes in the interest of American history and of history in America.

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