Scotia: The Journal of the St. Andrew Society, Volume 1

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Page 278 - The women are courteous in the extreme. I mention this because they are really honest, though very bold. They are absolute mistresses of their houses, and even of their husbands, in all things concerning the administration of their property, income as well as expenditure. They are very graceful and handsome women. They dress much better than here (England), and especially as regards the head-dress, which is, I think, the handsomest in the world.
Page x - ... sit, Wi' their fans into their hand, Before they see Sir Patrick Spens Come sailing to the strand ! And lang, lang, may the maidens sit, Wi' their goud kaims in their hair, A' waiting for their ain dear loves ! For them they'll see nae mair.
Page 277 - The Towns and Villages are populous. The houses are good, all built of hewn stone, and provided with excellent doors, glass windows, and a great number of chimneys. All the furniture that is used in Italy, Spain, and France, is to be found in their dwellings. It has not been bought in modern times only, but inherited from preceding ages.
Page 191 - I was only ganging to say, my lord," said Evan, in what he meant to be an insinuating manner, " that if your excellent Honour and the honourable court would let Vich Ian Vohr go free just this once, and let him gae back to France, and no to trouble King George's government again, that ony six o...
Page 306 - I won thee; A ray of fancy still survives — Her sunshine plays upon thee! Thy ever-youthful waters keep A course of lively pleasure ; And gladsome notes my lips can breathe Accordant to the measure. The vapours linger round the Heights, They melt, and soon must vanish ; One hour is theirs, nor more is mine — Sad thought, which I would banish, But that I know, where'er I go, Thy genuine image, Yarrow ! Will dwell with me — to heighten joy, And cheer my mind in sorrow Yarrow Revisited THE gallant...
Page 205 - It is difficult to steer betwixt the natural impulse of one's national feelings setting in one direction, and the prudent regard to the interests of the empire and its internal peace and quiet, recommending less vehement expression." I will endeavour to keep sight of both. But were my own interest alone concerned, dn me but I would give it them hot!
Page 102 - I have preferred to pass lightly and briefly over the details of foreign wars and diplomacies, the personal adventures of kings and nobles, the pomp of courts or the intrigues of favorites, and to dwell at length on the incidents of that constitutional, intellectual and social advance in which we read the history of the nation itself.
Page 309 - Hold up, hold up, Lord William," she says, "For I fear that you are slain;" " Tis naething but the shadow of my scarlet cloak, That shines in the water sae plain." O they rade on, and on they rade, And a' by the light of the moon, Until they cam to his mother's ha door, And there they lighted down. "Get up, get up, lady mother," he says, "Get up, and let me in!
Page 340 - Parliament, shall be summoned in the same manner, and have the same powers and privileges at such trials as any other Peers of Great Britain. And that all Peers of Scotland, and their successors to their honours and dignities, shall, from and after the Union, be Peers of Great Britain...

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