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The Scottish Nation: Or the Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and ...
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The Scottish Nation: Or the Surnames, Families, Literature ..., Volume 2
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Aberdeen afterwards Andrews appeared appointed Barclay baronet barons became Berwickshire Bethune bishop bishop of Orkney Blackadder Blair born Borthwick Boswell Brodie brother Bruce Brus Buchan Buchanan burgh Campbell castle celebrated charter church Comyn court court of session crown daugh daughter of Sir David death died Douglas duke duke of Albany earl of Buchan earl of Fife Edin Edinburgh edition Edward eldest eminent England English father favour Fife George Glasgow Hamilton heir Henry History honour James the Sixth King James Lady laird lands Latin letter Lond London Lord Lord Borthwick lord of session lordship Margaret Marischal College marriage married Mary minister parish parliament Perthshire poem preached published queen received reign returned royal Scotland Scots Scott Scottish sent Sermon Sir Alexander Sir John Sir Robert sons succeeded surname Thomas tion took university of Edinburgh vols wife
Page 443 - Now Spring returns ; but not to me returns The vernal joy my better years have known ; Dim in my breast life's dying taper burns, And all the joys of life with health are flown.
Page 280 - He was a fellow of the royal societies of London and Edinburgh, and a member of some other learned bodies.
Page 249 - These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Page 324 - Strahan, however, had sent one of the sermons to Dr. Johnson for his opinion ; and after his unfavourable letter to Dr. Blair had been sent off, he received from Johnson on Christmaseve, a note in which was the following paragraph :
Page 271 - An Experiment in Education, made at the Male Asylum of Madras ; suggesting a System by which a School or Family may teach itself under the Superintendence of the Master or Parent.
Page 266 - IX. 0 how canst thou renounce the boundless store Of charms which Nature to her votary yields! The warbling woodland, the resounding shore, The pomp of groves, and garniture of fields; All that the genial ray of morning gilds, And all that echoes to the song of even, All that the mountain's sheltering bosom shields, And all the dread magnificence of heaven, O how canst thou renounce, and hope to be forgiven ! X.
Page 280 - BELL (Sir Charles). The Anatomy and Philosophy of Expression, as Connected with the Fine Arts.
Page 266 - I wrote in the mould, with my finger, the three initial letters of his name ; and, sowing garden cresses in the furrows, covered up the seed, and smoothed the ground. Ten days after, he came running to me, and with astonishment in his countenance told me, that his name was growing in the garden. I smiled at the report, and seemed inclined to disregard it ; but he insisted on my going to see what had happened. Yes...
Page 460 - ... venison passing his very door, seized on it ; and to the expostulations of the keepers, who told him it belonged to King James, he answered insolently, that if James was King in Scotland, he, Buchanan, was King in Kippen ; being the name of the district in which the castle of Arnpryor lay.