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A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen: With a Supplemental Volume ...
Robert Chambers,Thomas Thomson
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Page 538 - On a buoy in the storm it floated and swung, And over the waves its warning rung. When the Rock was hid by the surge's swell, The mariners heard the warning Bell ; And then they knew the perilous Rock, And blest the Abbot of Aberbrothok.
Page 588 - HISTORICAL VIEW OF THE PROGRESS OF DISCOVERY ON THE MORE NORTHERN COASTS OF NORTH AMERICA.
Page 433 - He made a very ill appearance : he was very big : his hair red, hanging oddly about him : his tongue was too big for his mouth, which made him bedew all that he talked to : and his whole manner was rough and boisterous, and very unfit for a court.
Page 423 - I now mixed up some vermilion in melted grease, and inscribed, in large characters, on the South-East face of the rock on which we had slept last night, this brief memorial - 'Alexander Mackenzie, from Canada, by land, the twenty-second of July, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three.
Page 632 - ... sure not to be misunderstood. There were beautiful and accomplished women to adorn and enjoy this circle. The weather was as Elysian as the scenery. There were brilliant cavalcades through the woods in the mornings, and delicious boatings on the Lake by moonlight ; and the last day " the Admiral of the Lake " presided over one of the most splendid regattas that ever enlivened Windermere.
Page 608 - ... proceedings which have been sanctioned by Her Majesty's Government, and by the Legislature of the country ; and more especially, in respect that there has been an infringement on the liberties of our Constitution, so that we could not now constitute this Court without a violation of the terms of the union between Church and State in this land, as now authoritatively declared, I must protest against our proceeding further. The reasons that have led me to come to this conclusion, are fully set...
Page 542 - LOQUITUR Far in the bosom of the deep, O'er these wild shelves my watch I keep, A ruddy gem of changeful light, Bound on the dusky brow of night, The seaman bids my lustre hail. And scorns to strike his timorous sail.
Page 464 - God," thus he prayed aloud, naming every syllable with a long-drawn-out solemnity, " not separate between my soul and my body, till He has made a final and eternal separation between my soul and sin : for the sake of my Redeemer !" His sufferings became more and more severe.
Page 472 - ... it to say, that this prosecution is carried on chiefly with a view of putting a stop to the meetings of the associated clubs in Sheffield ; and it is hoped that if we are fortunate enough to succeed in convicting the prisoner, it will go a great way towards curbing the insolence they have uniformly manifested, and particularly since the late acquittals.