Ancient and modern Britons, a retrospect [by D. MacRitchie].

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Page 137 - His merryemen are a' in ae liverye clad, O' the Lincome grene sae gaye to see ; He and his ladye in purple clad, O! gin they lived not royallie! Word is gane to our nobil King, In Edinburgh where that he lay, That there was an Outlaw in Ettricke Foreste, Counted him nought, nor a
Page 426 - A wizard of such dreaded fame That when, in Salamanca's cave, Him listed his magic wand to wave, The bells would ring in Notre Dame...
Page 136 - Personae introduced seem to refer to the end of the fifteenth, or beginning of the sixteenth, century; but from this it can only be argued, that the author himself lived soon after that period.
Page 417 - The magistrate shall not make war with any deceitful machine, or with poisoned weapons, or with cannon and guns, or any kind of fire-arms.
Page 324 - But it is certain, that, till a very late period, the pipers, of whom there was one attached to each border town of note, and whose office was often hereditary, were the great depositaries of oral, and particularly of poetical, tradition. About spring time, and after harvest, it was the custom of these musicians to make a progress through a particular district of the country. The music and the tale repaid their lodging, and they were usually gratified with a donation of seed corn63. This order of...
Page 42 - ... for so great a length of time: I would be glad if I could, with impartiality, close my account here; but it becomes my duty to add, that, (from expediency, it is believed, not from choice) with the exception of intemperate drinking, treachery, and ingratitude, he practised every crime which is incident to human nature, — those of the deepest dye, I am afraid, cannot with truth be included in the exception : In short, his people met with an irreparable loss in the death of their king and leader...
Page 253 - Baillie, who is here so often mentioned, was well-known in Tweeddale and Clydesdale ; and my greatgrandfather, who knew him well, used to say that he was the handsomest, the best dressed, the best looking, and the best bred man he ever saw. As I have already mentioned, he generally rode one of the best horses the kingdom could produce ; himself attired in the finest scarlet, with his greyhounds following him, as if he had been a man of the first rank He acted the character of the gentleman, the robber,...
Page 282 - Staffordshire, 389, tab. xxxii. unmarried looked out for mates, made their engagement by joining hands, or by handfisting, went off in pairs, cohabited till the next annual return of the fair, appeared there again, and then were at liberty to declare their approbation or dislike of each other. If each party continued constant, the handfisting was renewed for life: but if either party dissented, the engagement was void, and both...
Page 214 - May that a gang of gypsies came up Ettrick ; — one party of them lodged at a farm-house called ScobCleugh, and the rest went forward to Cossarhill, another farm about a mile farther on. Among the latter was one who played on the pipes and violin, delighting all that heard him ; and the gang, principally on his account, were very civilly treated. Next day the two parties again joined, and proceeded westward in a body. There were about thirty souls in all, and they had five horses. On a sloping grassy...
Page 423 - And not a few of them that practised magical arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all ; and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

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