Historical description of the town of Dundee

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Page 153 - Enchanting vale ! beyond whate'er the muse Has of Achaia or Hesperia sung! O vale of bliss! O softly swelling hills! On which the power of cultivation lies, And joys to see the wonder of his toil. Heavens! what a goodly prospect spreads around Of hills and dales,
Page 189 - The first race of scholars in the fifteenth century, and some time after, were, for the most part, learning to speak rather than to think, and were therefore more studious of elegance than of truth. The contemporaries of Boethius thought it sufficient to know what the ancients had delivered: the examination of tenets and of facts
Page 43 - I have, at the hazard of my life, remained among you, preaching " the word of salvation; and now, since you yourselves refuse me, " I must leave my innocence to be declared by God. If it be long "well with you, I am not led by the Spirit of truth; and if
Page 45 - Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee ; the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.
Page 189 - always rigorously pure, is formed with great diligence upon ancient models, and wholly uninfected with monastic barbarity. His history is written with eloquence and vigour; but his fabulousness and credulity are
Page 82 - of our cathedrals. Attached to one side of the nave, commonly the southern, was, 2dly, The great cloister, which had two entrances to the church, at the eastern and western ends of the aisle of the nave, for the greater solemnity of processions. And over the western side of the cloister, was,
Page 150 - upon the spot. The Earl then addressed the attendant of Kilspindie : " Go thy way; tell my gossip the King, that here was nothing but fair play. I know my gossip will be offended; but 1 will get me into Liddesdale, and remain in
Page 43 - 20—" He sent his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
Page 194 - September, 1787, he was raised to the rank of rearadmiral of the blue; and three years afterwards, he was invested with the same rank in the white squadron. On 1st February, 1793, he received promotion as vice-admiral of the blue, and, on
Page 207 - of that ilk, Knight Baronet, our Treasurer-Depute, and of the other Lords of our Exchequer of our Kingdom of Scotland, our Commissioners, have ratified, approved, and by this our present Charter have confirmed, and by the tenor thereof do ratify, approve, and for ourselves and our

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