Analecta Scotica: Collections Illustrative of the Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Literary History of Scotland

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James Maidment
T.G. Stevenson, 1834 - Scotland - 425 pages

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Page 122 - O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
Page 78 - A leaf or two being steeped overnight in a little white wine is a vomit that never fails in its operation. It is a good companion to one that converseth with dead men, for if one hath been poring long upon a book, or is toiled with the pen and stupefied with study, it quickeneth him, and dispels those clouds that usually overset the brain.
Page 350 - ... and for your so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant. Given under my hand and seal, this day of , in the year of our Lord , at , in the [county] aforesaid.
Page 230 - TVillelmus dei gracia Rex Scottorum Omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue Salutem . Sciant presentes et futuri me concessisse et hac carta mea confirmasse Burgensibus meis de Aberdoen et Omnibus Burgensibus de...
Page 122 - Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
Page 292 - Old Nick was in want of a lawyer in hell, To preside o'er the Court there of Session, So old Whytlaw he took, for he suited him well, For tyranny, lust, and oppression. Twixt the Devil and Whytlaw, the poor wretches damn'd Will be sore put about in that hot land ; For now the fierce Justice Clerk's got the command, They could hardly be worse off in Scotland.
Page 79 - I believe there's as much taken this Way in Ireland as there is in Pipes in England; one shall commonly see the Servingmaid upon the Washing-block, and the Swain upon the Plough-share, when they are tir'd with Labour, take out their Boxes of Smutchin and draw it into their Nostrils with a Quill, and it will beget new Spirits in them with a fresh Vigour to fall to their Work again.
Page 122 - Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.
Page 244 - A DEFENCE of the Scots abdicating Darien ; including an Answer to the Defence of the Scots Settlement there, authore Britanno sed Dunensi, tlte dedication signed Phil. Scot, printed in the year 1700 — A SHORT VINDICATION of Phil.
Page 302 - ... in mine eye in compiling it. I shall be sorry if any where I "even but seem to allow of a persecuting spirit. It was never my design to justify it, and more than once I have shown my abhorrence of it ; and, indeed, the longer I live, I grow in my abomination of it. I did regret, in the Preface, that I had not time to look over my History ; and that it's printed very much as it first dropped from my pen, and there may be some passages in it that are not so well expressed ; and all such I am most...

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