History of Scotland, Volume 3

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Page 182 - ... in procession to the high altar, where Te Deum was sung by the whole assembly ; the bishops, priors, and other dignitaries, being arrayed in their richest canonicals, whilst four hundred clerks, besides novices and lay brothers, and an immense number of spectators, bent down before the high altar in gratitude and adoration.
Page 202 - Let God but grant me life," cried he, with a loud voice, " and there shall not be a spot in my dominions where the key shall not keep the castle, and the furze-bush the cow, though I myself should lead the life of a dog to accomplish it...
Page 321 - Chartier is well known. Finding this famous poet asleep in the saloon of the palace, she stooped down and kissed him — observing to her ladies, who were somewhat astonished at the proceeding, that she did not kiss the man, but the mouth which had uttered so many fine things — a singular, and, as they perhaps thought, too minute a distinction.
Page 257 - I'll have you shod myself before you reach the court ;" and with a brutality scarcely credible, the monster carried his threat into execution, by fixing with nails driven into the flesh two horse shoes of iron upon her naked feet, after which he thrust her wounded and bleeding on the highway.
Page 124 - Selkirk,1 whose task it was to watch the agony of their victim till it ended in death. It is said that for a while the wretched prisoner was preserved in a remarkable manner by the kindness of a poor woman, who, in passing through the garden of Falkland...
Page 330 - Prolog. 54, which was finished between the 3d of September, 1420, and the return of King James from England in 1424, as appears by Robert Duke of Albany being mentioned as dead, and the prayer for the prosperity of his children. ix. xxvi. 51.
Page 44 - English, and compelled before their departure to give satisfaction for the insolencies which they committed towards the inhabitants, " divers knights and squires had passage and so returned, some into Flanders, and as wind and weather would drive them, without horse and harness, right poor and feeble, cursing the day that ever they came into Scotland, saying that never man had so hard a voyage.
Page 266 - ... to be allowed to enter any burgh, except thrice in the week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, between the hours of ten and two, for the purpose of purchasing their food ; if, however, a fair or market happens to be held on any of these days, they are to come in the morning, and not to mix indiscriminately with the multitude.
Page 261 - ... not furnish the materials. Every farmer and husbandman who possessed a plough and eight oxen, was commanded to sow, annually, a firlot of wheat, half a firlot of pease, and forty beans, under a penalty of ten shillings, to be paid to the baron of the land for each infringement of the law ; whilst the baron himself, if he either neglected to * Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, vol.
Page 250 - ... courts, and the complicated official pomp of feudal life, were all to be found in full strength and operation in the northern counties; but the dependence of the barons, who had taken up their residence in these wild districts, upon the king, and their allegiance and subordination to the laws, were less intimate and influential than in the Lowland divisions of the country; and as they experienced less protection, we have already seen, that in great public emergencies, when the captivity of the...

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