The poetical works of Sir David Lyndsay of the Mount: Lion king at arms, under James V. (Google eBook)

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806
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Page 252 - But when we in our viciousness grow hard, (O misery on't !) the wise gods seel our eyes ; In our own filth drop our clear judgments ; make us Adore our errors ; laugh at us, while we strut To our confusion.
Page 189 - The Evergreen. Being a Collection of Scots Poems, Wrote by the Ingenious before 1600.
Page 513 - When my grave is broke up again Some second guest to entertain (For graves have learned that womanhead To be to more than one a bed), And he that digs it spies A bracelet of bright hair about the bone...
Page 392 - Sterre apperethe not to us. And this Sterre, that is toward the Northe, that wee clepen the Lode Sterre, ne apperethe not to hem.
Page 261 - In goodly thewes, and godly exercise: The eldest two, most sober, chast, and wise, Fidelia and Speranza virgins were Though spousd...
Page 255 - Banneret [Fr.], a knight made in the field, by the ceremony of cutting off the point of his standard, and making it, as it were, a banner. Knights so made are accounted so honourable that they are allowed to display their arms in the royal army, as barons do, and may bear arms with supporters. They rank next to barons ; and were sometimes called vexillarii.
Page 14 - Fy on yow fosteraris of idolatrie ! That till ane deid stok, dois sik reverence, In presens of the pepill publicklie ; Feir ye nocht God, to commit sik offence ? I counsall yow do yit your diligence, To gar suppresse sik greit abusioun : Do ye nocht sa, I dreid your recompence, Sal be nocht ellis, hot clene confusioun.
Page 517 - Perdie with Love thou diddest fight : I know him by a token ; For once I heard my father say, How he him caught upon a day, (Whereof he will be wroken...
Page 208 - The present age is satisfied with the simple and rational opinion, that the islands of Great Britain and Ireland were gradually peopled from the adjacent continent of Gaul. From the coast of Kent to the extremity of Caithness and Ulster, the memory of a Celtic origin was distinctly preserved, in the perpetual resemblance of language, of religion, and of manners...
Page 147 - ... gyrsome, and dowbyll maill, More than your landis bene availl, With sore exhorbitant cariage, With Merchetis of thare Mariage, Tormentit boith in peace and weir, With burdyngis more than thay may beir ; Be thay haif payit to yow thare maill, And, to the Preist, thare teindis haill, And, quhen the land agane is sawin, Quhat restis behynd I wald wer knawin ! I traist thay and thare pure househauld May tell of hunger and of cauld.

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