Scottish Notes and Queries

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John Bulloch, John Alexander Henderson
D. Wyllie and Son, 1895 - Genealogy
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Page 149 - All places that the eye of heaven visits, Are to a wise man ports and happy havens : Teach thy necessity to reason thus ; There is no virtue like necessity.
Page 148 - The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry ? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, because the Spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
Page 47 - It shall be in the power of the Library Committee from time to time to grant the use of the Library to such extent and on such conditions as they shall think expedient to persons who may not be members of the University, for purposes of literary research, and the names of those privileged readers shall be reported annually to the University Court.
Page 114 - Auld Lang Syne" brings Scotland, one and all, Scotch plaids, Scotch snoods, the blue hills, and clear streams, The Dee, the Don, Balgounie's brig's black wall, All my boy feelings, all my gentler dreams Of what I then dreamt, clothed in their own pall, Like Banquo's offspring: — floating past me seems My childhood, in this childishness of mine: I care not — 'tis a glimpse of "Auld Lang Syne.
Page 93 - One bar, indeed, his birth and education have opposed to his fame, — the language in which most of his poems are written. Even in Scotland, the provincial dialect which Ramsay and he have used is now read with a difficulty which greatly damps the pleasure of the reader...
Page 175 - Armorial Families, a Complete Peerage, Baronetage, and Knight-age, and a Directory of some gentlemen of coat-armour, and being the first attempt to show which arms in use at the moment are borne by legal authority, compiled and edited by Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, numerous illustrations.
Page 39 - When I am dead and in my Grave, and all my bones are rotton, I hope the Lord will think on me when I am quite forgotten.
Page 150 - Happy the man - and happy he alone He who can call today his own, He who, secure within, can say 'Tomorrow, do thy worst, for I have lived today: Be fair or foul or rain or shine, The joys I have possessed in spite of Fate are mine: Not Heaven itself upon the Past has power, But what has been has been, and I have had my hour.
Page 93 - Poor Burns loses much of his deserved praise in this country through our ignorance of his language. I despair of meeting with any Englishman who will take the pains that I have taken to understand him. His candle is bright, but shut up in a dark-lantern. I lent him to a very sensible neighbour of mine, but his uncouth dialect spoiled all ; and before he had half read him through, he was quite ram-feezled.
Page 62 - O Domine Deus, Speravi in Te; O care mi Jesu, nunc libera me! In dura catena, in misera poena Desidero Te! Languendo, gemendo, et genuflectendo Adoro, imploro ut liberes me!

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