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Page 296 - ... spectare valentibus quomodolibet in futurum libere quiete plenarie integre honorifice bene et in pace sine aliquo impedimento revocatione contradictione aut olistaculo aliquali.
Page 213 - ... and closes on each side of the way, wherein are gentlemen's houses, much fairer than the buildings in the High Street, for in the High Street the merchants and tradesmen do dwell, but the gentlemen's mansions and goodliest houses are obscurely founded in the aforesaid lanes : the walls are eight or ten foot thick, exceeding strong, not built for a day, a week, or a month, or a year ; but from antiquity to posterity, for many ages...
Page vii - THE EARL OF HADDINGTON. THE DUKE OF HAMILTON AND BRANDON. SIR THOMAS BUCHAN HEPBURN, BART. JAMES MAITLAND HOG, ESQ. RIGHT HON. JOHN HOPE, LORD JUSTICE-CLERK. COSMO INNES, ESQ. DAVID IRVING, LL.D. HON. JAMES IVORY, LORD IVORY. DAVID LAING, ESQ., (SECRETARY.) JOHN BAILEY LANGHORNE, ESQ.
Page 213 - So leaving the castle, as it is both defensive against my opposition, and magnific for lodging and receite, 1 descended lower to the city, wherein I observed the fairest and goodliest street that ever mine eyes beheld, for I did never see or hear of a street of that length, which is half an English mile from 'the castle to a fair port which they call the...
Page 9 - William the Lion did not fail to exact the penalty of such an outrage. In 1197, he collected a mighty army, crossed the Oikel, and, perhaps for the first time, entirely subdued and intimidated the provinces of Northern Caithness and of Sutherland. As usual, the blow fell upon the people. The guilty chief made terms, and left his Caithness subjects to pay the enormous fine of a fourth of their whole possessions...
Page 213 - The castle on a loftie rockc is so strongly grounded, bounded, and founded, that by force of man it can never be confounded ; the foundation and walls are unpenetrable, the rampiers impregnable, the bulwarkes invincible, no way but one to it is or can be possible to be made passable.
Page 213 - Royall an owner. In the inner court I saw the King's Armes cunningly carved in stone, and fixed over a doore aloft...
Page 8 - Caithness ; that there the carl's army stormed a castle, killed almost all who were in it, and took prisoner the bishop of Caithness ; and that this Lomberd (as he says) was compelled, by some of the earl's soldiery, to cut out the bishop's tongue. Now, because the sin is great and grievous, in absolving him according to the form of the church, we have prescribed this penance for satisfaction of his offence, and to the terror of others — That he shall hasten home, and barefooted, and naked except...
Page vii - COSMO INNES, ESQ. DAVID IRVING, LL.D. , , HON. JAMES IVORY, LORD IVORY. DAVID LAING, ESQ., (SECRETARY.) JOHN BAILEY LANGHORNE, ESQ. THE EARL OF LAUDERDALE. VERY REV.