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Page 76 - Ercildoune, a person came running in, and told, with marks of fear and astonishment, that a hart and hind had left the neighbouring forest, and were, composedly and slowly, parading the street of the village, f The prophet instantly arose, left his habitation, and followed the wonderful animals to the forest, whence he was never seen to return. According to the popular belief, he still ' drees his weird ' in Fairy Land, and is one day expected to revisit earth.
Page 274 - An' to look at my face in your clear crystal well, Micht gie pleasure to Aiken-drum. " I'se seek nae guids, gear, bond, nor mark; I use nae beddin', shoon, nor sark; But a cogfu' o' brose 'tween the licht an' the dark, Is the wage o
Page 272 - And the fient a body did him ken ; He tirled na lang, but he glided ben Wi a dreary, dreary hum. His face did glare like the glow o' the west, When the drumlie cloud has it half o'ercast ; Or the struggling moon when she's sair distrest.
Page 125 - That this phrase is at least a century old, is proved by its being used in the poems of Allan Ramsay, who, in a letter, or rather a return of compliments, to his flatterer, Hamilton of Gilbertfield, thus elegantly expresses himself: ' Gin ony sour-mou'd girning bucky Ca...
Page 91 - Seven years before that awful day When time shall be no more, A watery deluge shall o'ersweep Hibernia's mossy shore ; The green-clad Isla, too, shall sink, While with the great and good, Columba's happier isle shall rear Her towers above the flood.
Page 94 - ... is thrown in, it will be found, some time after, peeled, at the Water-laugh, a small lake at the base of the hill, supposed to communicate with Powbate. Of course, the hill is expected to break some day, like a bottle, and do a great deal of mischief. A prophecy, said to be by Thomas the...
Page 321 - Know'st thou the land of the mountain and flood, Where the pine of the forest for ages hath stood ; Where the eagle comes forth on the wings of the storm, And her young ones are rock'd on the high Cairn-gorm?