Memorials of the castle of Edinburgh (Google eBook)

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Page 28 - Life of Andrew Melville. Containing Illustrations of the Ecclesiastical and Literary History of Scotland in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Crown 8vo, 6s.
Page 27 - Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d. RULES AND EXERCISES IN HOMERIC AND ATTIC GREEK ; to which is added a short System of Greek Prosody. By the Same. New Edition. Crown 8vo. 6s. 6d. GREEK EXTRACTS, WITH NOTES AND LEXICON. For the Use of Junior Classes. By the Same. New Edition. Crown 8vo. 6s.
Page 82 - Edinburgh as ye conveniently can ; sack Leith, and burn and subvert it, and all the rest, putting man, woman, and child to fire and sword, without exception, when any resistance shall be made against you...
Page 19 - have so often in imagination transported us from solitude to the social circle, and whose vivid pictures of flood and fell, of loch and glen, have carried us in thought from the smoke, din, and pent-up opulence of London, to the rushing stream or tranquil tarn of...
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Page 9 - We know of no book in the English language so calculated to rivet the attention, and awaken the purest and deepest sympathies of the heart, as the Diary of a Late Physician, The man who has not read these tales has yet to learn a lesson in the mysteries of human nature...
Page 159 - you to let the Ministers of Edinburgh, now in the Castle with " you, know, That they have free liberty granted them, if they " please to take the pains, to preach in their several Churches ; " and that my Lord hath given special command both to officers " and soldiers that they shall not in the least be molested. Sir, I " am, your most humble servant,
Page 162 - That little or nothing could have been attempted whilst this was in design ; or little fruit had of anything brought into your power by your Army hitherto, without it. I must needs say, not any skill or wisdom of ours, but the good hand of God hath given you this place. I believe all Scotland hath not in it so much brass ordnance as this place.
Page 4 - Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers" a volume of verse which shows that Scotland has yet a poet. Full of the true fire, it now stirs and swells like a trumpet-note now sinks in cadences sad and wild as the wail of a Highland dirge. Quarterly Review.
Page 131 - ... bishops who were in service passed by this crucifix they were seen to bow their knee and beck, which, with their habit, was noticed, and bred great fear of inbringing of Popery, for whilk they were all deposed, as is set down in these papers.

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