A History of Edinburgh from the Earliest Period to the Completion of the Half Century 1850: With Brief Notices of Eminent Or Remarkable Individuals

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A. Fullarton & Company, 1856 - Edinburgh (Scotland) - 620 pages
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Page 280 - Fragments of Ancient Poetry. Collected in the Highlands of Scotland, and Translated from the Gaelic or Erse language...
Page 262 - There was a strong expression of sense and shrewdness in all his lineaments; the eye alone, I think, indicated the poetical character and temperament. It was large and of a dark cast, which glowed, I say literally glowed, when he spoke with feeling or interest. I never saw such another eye in a human head, though I have seen the most distinguished men of my time.
Page 260 - Edina ! Scotia's darling seat ! All hail thy palaces and towers, Where once beneath a monarch's feet Sat Legislation's sovereign powers...
Page 227 - Aldermen, and citizens of London, do now hereby, with one voice and consent of tongue and heart, publish and proclaim, that the high and mighty Prince, George Prince of Wales, it now, by the death of our late Sovereign, of happy memory, become our only lawful and rightful Liege Lord George the Fourth, by the grace of God, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the Faith.
Page 265 - ... the Corporation presented him with the freedom of the city in a gold box, on which its arms were engraved, encircled with the words, "Demersae leges — time facta libertas — haec tandem emergunt;" in a flying garter within, "Non nummis, virtute paratur...
Page 261 - I never saw such another eye in a human head, though I have seen the most distinguished men of my time. His conversation expressed perfect self-confidence, without the slightest presumption. Among the men who were the most learned of their time and country, he expressed himself with perfect firmness, but without the least intrusive forwardness ; and when he differed in opinion, he did not hesitate to express it firmly, yet at the same time with modesty.
Page 132 - Constant and stedfast, zealous, witnessing For the prerogatives of Christ their King ; Which truths were seal'd by famous Guthrie's head, And all along to Mr Renwick's blood: They did endure the wrath of enemies : Reproaches, torments, deaths, and injuries. But yet they're those, who from such troubles came, And now triumph in glory with the Lamb.
Page 586 - There is an assumption of power in all the documents which have come from Rome — a pretension to supremacy over the realm of England, and a claim to sole and undivided sway, which is inconsistent with the Queen's supremacy, with the rights of our Bishops and clergy, and with the spiritual independence of the nation, as asserted even in Roman Catholic times.
Page viii - Such dusky grandeur clothed the height, Where the huge castle holds its state, • And all the steep slope down, Whose ridgy back heaves to the sky, Piled deep and massy, close and high, Mine own romantic town...
Page 198 - Campo, having been finished the sixth day of the month of October, in the year one thousand five hundred and forty-two of the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ.

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