A Companion, and Useful Guide to the Beauties of Scotland: To the Lakes of Westmoreland, Cumberland, and Lancashire; and to the Curiosities in the District of Craven, in ... Yorkshire. To which is Added, a More Particular Description of Scotland, Especially ... the Highlands. By the Hon. Mrs. Murray, of Kensington

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author; and sold, 1799 - Craven (England) - 396 pages
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Page 230 - The water fa's, and maks a singand din : A pool breast-deep, beneath as clear as glass, Kisses with easy whirles the bord'ring grass. We'll end our washing while the morning's cool ; And when the day grows het, we'll to the pool, There wash oursells ; 'tis healthfu' now in May, And sweetly cauler on sae warm a day.
Page 384 - It is said, when the plague was last at Newcastle, the inhabitants sent for the Lee-penny, and gave a bond for a large sum in trust for the loan; and that they thought it did so much good, that they offered to pay the money, and keep the Lee-penny; but the gentleman would not part with it.
Page 383 - Many are the cures said to be performed by it ; and people come from all parts of Scotland, and even as far up in England as Yorkshire, to get the water in which the stone is dipped, to give their cattle, when ill of the murrain especially, and black leg.
Page 37 - For the inside of the carriage, get a light flat box, the corners must be taken off, next the doors, for the more conveniently getting in and out. This box should hang on the front of the chaise, instead of the pocket, and be as large as the whole front, and as deep as the size of the carriage will admit: the side next the travellers should fall down by hinges, at the height of their knees, to form a table on their laps, the part of the box below the hinges should be divided into holes for winebottles,...
Page 381 - Lee-penny, is a stone of a dark red colour and triangular shape, and its size about half an inch each side. It is set in a piece of silver coin, which, though much defaced, by some letters still remaining, is supposed to be a shilling of Edward I., the cross being very plain as it is on his shillings. It has been, by tradition, in the Lee family since about the year 1320 ; that is a little after the death of king Robert Bruce.
Page 336 - Campbell's sincerity : .nevertheless, the two young men went forth privately, to make further observations. They overheard the common soldiers say they liked not the work ; that though they would have willingly fought the Macdonalds of the Glen fairly in the field, they held it base to murder them in cool blood, but that their officers were answerable for the treachery. When the youths hasted back to...
Page 335 - Inverary, the county town of Argyle. Though the ground was covered with snow, and the weather intensely cold, he travelled with such diligence, that the term prescribed by the proclamation was but one day elapsed when he reached the place, and addressed himself to sir John Campbell, sheriff of the county, who, in consideration of his disappointment at Fort William, was prevailed upon to administer the oaths to him and his adherents.
Page 227 - M-Donald eyed the cattle, and told his friend he could accommodate him in that matter, if he wished it; he having fine pasture in abundance. The bargain was made for so much a head, for a stated time; and...
Page 383 - To effect these wonders the stone is dipped in water, which is given to diseased cattle to drink, and to a person who has been bitten ; and the wound, or part infected, is washed with the water.
Page 385 - ... cure of the bite of a mad dog is called KlNSlNG.1 The sense missing is found in KHENA (Eg.), to avert, blow away, puff away, repel, carry off, with the determinative of Typhon the Adversary. The Lee-stone is a curious talisman belonging to the family of Lee in Scotland. When tried by a lapidary it was found to be a stone, but of what kind he could not determine. It is dark red in colour and triangular in shape ; and is used as a charm against disease and infection, by dipping the stone in the...

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