The Scottish Nation: Or, The Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and Biographical History of the People of Scotland, Volume 3

A. Fullarton & Company, 1867

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Pagina 4 - And now I leave off to speak any more to creatures, and begin my intercourse with God, which shall never be broken off : farewell father and mother, friends and relations ; farewell the world and all delights ; farewell meat and drink ; farewell sun, moon, and stars ; welcome God and Father ; welcome sweet Jesus Christ, the Mediator of the new covenant ; welcome blessed Spirit of grace, and God of all consolation; welcome glory; welcome eternal life ; and welcome death.
Pagina 67 - Down sunk the bell with a gurgling sound; The bubbles rose and burst around: Quoth Sir Ralph, " The next who comes to the rock Won't bless the Abbot of Aberbrothok.
Pagina 44 - I suppose, by some offence against the state. Forfeited estates were not in those days quietly resigned ; Maclean, therefore, went with an armed force to seize his new possessions, and, I know not for what reason, took his wife with him. The Camerons rose in defence of their Chief, and a battle was fought at the head of...
Pagina 317 - Douglas ! oh, the unworthy Lord ! Whom mere despite of heart could so far please, And love of havoc, (for with such disease Fame taxes him,) that he could send forth word To level with the dust a noble horde, A brotherhood of venerable trees, Leaving an ancient dome, and towers like these, Beggared and outraged...
Pagina 446 - Douglas and other books on pedigree, which our nobles would do well to suppress if they had an opportunity. Strange that a man should be curious after scandal of centuries old! Not but Charles loves it fresh and fresh also, for being very much a fashionable man, he is always master of the reigning report, and he tells the anecdote with such gusto that there is no helping sympathizing with him — a peculiarity of voice adding not a little to the general effect.
Pagina 410 - ... sincere dislike to that element, that he could not be persuaded to a second attempt. This occasioned a quarrel between him and his father, who left him to shift for himself. Robert was one of those active spirits to whom this was no misfortune. He turned Whig upon the spot, and fairly abjured his father's politics, and his learned poverty. His chief and relative, Mr. Scott of Harden, gave him a lease of the farm of Sandy-Knowe, comprehending the rocks in the centre of which Smailholm or Sandy-Knowe...
Pagina 351 - THE ANCIENTS HAD OF INDIA ; and the Progress of Trade with that Country prior to the Discovery of the Passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope.
Pagina 417 - ... who were, like most veterans, easily induced to fight their battles over again , for the benefit of a willing listener like myself. It naturally occurred to me...
Pagina 298 - Four trees I pass not by, Which o'er our house their evening shadow threw, Three ash, and one of elm. Tall trees they were, And old, and had been old a century Before my day. None living could say aught...
Pagina 236 - Be lion-mettled, proud and take no care Who chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are: Macbeth shall never vanquish'd be until Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill Shall come against him.

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