A Critical Essay on the Ancient Inhabitants of the Northern Parts of Britain Or Scotland: Containing an Account of the Romans, of the Britains Betwixt the Walls, of the Caledonians Or Picts, and Particularly of the Scots : with an Appendix of Ancient Manuscript Pieces

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W. Paterson, 1879 - Scotland - 440 pages
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Page 385 - Sharbil, a document which was written probably at the end of the fourth or beginning of the fifth century and...
Page 313 - The registers of the church and biblioth&ques were cast into the fire. In a word, all was ruined, and what had escaped in the time of the first tumult did now undergo the common calamity ; which was so much the worse, that the violences committed at this time were coloured with the warrant of public authority.
Page 202 - ... of other Princes of Christendom, that we will make ourselves a plain party against them, to the revenge of their Sovereign, for example to all posterity...
Page 46 - Et cum plurimam insulae partem, incipientes ab austro, possedissent, contigit gentem Pictorum de Scythia, ut perhibent, longis navibus non multis oceanum ingressam...
Page 202 - Throckmorton to inform them that " if they shall determine anything to the deprivation of the queen, their sovereign lady, of her royal estate, we are well assured of our own determination, and we have some just and probable cause to think the like of other princes of Christendom, that we will make ourselves a plain party against them to the revenge of their sovereign...
Page xiv - On the 26th of May, 1684, he received the clerical tonsure, and, on the 10th March, 1691, was promoted to the priesthood. After this he went to NotreDame des Vertues, a seminary of the Oratorians, near Paris, where he continued for two or three months. Returning to the Scots College in 1692, he...
Page 392 - Hierome, that writer, with all his vast reading, could not find one undoubted example of a church of the presbyterian way in ancient times, but only that of the Scots.
Page 311 - So we may turn to two divines whose church histories are still not without general interest. the deliberate destruction by the Reformers of much that was irreplaceable in Scotland's architectural and cultural heritage: An Act was passed for demolishing cloisters and abbey churches such as were not yet pulled down; the execution whereof was, for the west parts, committed to the Earls of Arran, Argyle and Glencarne; for the north to Lord James; and for the in-countries to some barons that were held...
Page 203 - We detest and abhor the murder committed upon our cousin their King, and mislike as much as any of them the marriage of the Queen our sister with Bothwell. But herein we dissent from them, that we think it not lawful nor tolerable for them, being by God's ordinance subjects, to call her, who also by God's ordinance is their superior and prince, to answer to their accusations by way of force ; for we do not think it consonant in nature the head should be subject to the foot.
Page 182 - Latin poesie, much honoured in other countries, pleasant in conversation, rehearsing at all occasions moralities short and instructive, whereof he had abundance, inventing where he wanted.

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