The Hereditary Sheriffs of Galloway: Their "forebears" and Friends, Their Courts and Customs of Their Times, with Notes of the Early History, Ecclesiastical Legends, the Baronage and Place-names of the Province, Volume 1

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Page 207 - He spurred his courser on, Without stop or stay, down the rocky way, That leads to Brotherstone. He went not with the bold Buccleuch, His banner broad to rear ; He went not 'gainst the English yew, To lift the Scottish spear. Yet his...
Page 414 - I shall not determine) that if the sick person shall recover the water will so buller and mount up when the messenger dips in his vessel that he will hardly get out dry shod, by reason of the overflowing of the well ; but if the sick person be not to recover, there...
Page 315 - The laudable use of forks, Brought into custom here, as they are in Italy, To the sparing of napkins: that, that should have made Your bellows go at the forge, as his at the furnace.
Page 267 - ON THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF THE MONTH OF JULY, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD...
Page 344 - Incontinent, when my father was deid ; And when the vicar heard tell how that my mother Was deid...
Page 298 - He cursed him in eating, he cursed him in drinking; He cursed him in coughing, in sneezing, in winking; He cursed him in sitting, 'in standing, in lying; He cursed him in walking, in riding, in flying; He cursed him in living, he cursed him in dying! — Never was heard such a terrible curse! But what gave rise To no little surprise, Nobody seemed one penny the worse!
Page 105 - was singular. In his invasion of Scotland during the minority of David Bruce, he displayed a bold spirit of enterprise, and a courage superior to all difficulties. By the victory at Dupplin, he won a crown ; some few weeks after, he was surprised at Annan and lost it. The overthrow of the Scots at Halidon, to which he signally contributed, availed not to his re-establishment. Year after year, he saw his partisans fall away, and range themselves under the banner of his competitor. He became the pensioner...
Page 211 - They repaired thither out of all parts of the land, — and wonderful it was to the simple people to behold the majesty of so puissant a prince ; the pastime, the sport, and the mirth and the continual music ; the masking, mumming and strange shows ; the gold, the silver and...
Page 117 - Clogher takes its name from a golden stone, from which, in times of paganism, the devil used to pronounce juggling answers, like the oracles of Apollo Pythiui, as is said in the register of Clogher.
Page 6 - Witerna, which, situated on the shore of the ocean and extending far into the sea on the east, west and south sides, is closed in by the sea itself, while only on the north is a way open to those who would enter.

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