History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club, Instituted September 22, 1831, Volume 12

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[publisher not identified], printed for the club by Martin's Printing Works, Spittal, 1890 - Berwickshire (Scotland)
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Page 466 - Angles, insomuch that he might be compared to Saul, once king of the Israelites, excepting only this, that he was ignorant of the true religion. For he conquered more territories from the Britons, either making them tributary, or expelling the inhabitants, and planting Angles in their places, than any other king or tribune.
Page 119 - Mary's at the two most usual feasts in the year viz. at the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Michael the Arch Angel by even and equal portions thereunto of ten shillings sterling in silver or gold...
Page 459 - And fare thee weel, sweet Liddesdale! Baith the hie land and the law; Keep ye weel frae the traitor Mains! For goud and gear he'll sell ye a'.
Page 184 - Your People, Sir, are partial in the rest: Foes to all living worth except your own, And Advocates for folly dead and gone. Authors, like coins, grow dear as they grow old; It is the rust we value, not the gold. Chaucer's worst ribaldry is learn'd by rote, And beastly Skelton' Heads of houses quote: One likes no language but the Faery Queen; A Scot will fight for Christ's Kirk o...
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Page 185 - All this may be ; the people's voice is odd ; It is, and it is not, the voice of God.
Page 117 - Bernician A large group — which 'cannot be divided in any natural manner ' — of limestones, grits and sandstones, shales, and coals ; lower limit,
Page 147 - I believe that in former times the word farm was used in many parts of this county to express an aliquot part in value of a township, being one of several portions of land of which a township consisted, each one of such portions having originally been of equal value.
Page 466 - Britain, being concerned at his success, came against him with an immense and mighty army, but was beaten by an inferior force, and put to flight; for almost all his army was slain at a famous place, called Degsastan, that is, Degsastone. In which battle also Theodbald, brother to Ethelfrid, was killed, with almost all the forces he commanded.
Page 187 - ... by uncles and aunts, and as the 'school-room,' by the children of to-day. The rocks may have been finer than when no woods hung like drapery on their sides, but from the old castle one must have looked down on muirs and heaths where now lie the woods of the Lamblairs, or the green slopes and corn-fields which smile in pleasant Teviotdale. - " The green hills are possibly the only feature in the place which remain unchanged, though the village which clusters at their feet is new.

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