Observations on a Tour Through the Highlands and Part of the Western Isles of Scotland: Particularly Staffa and Icolmkill: to which are Added, a Description of the Falls of the Clyde: of the Country Round Moffat, and an Analysis of Its Mineral Waters, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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J. Stockdale, 1811 - Highlands (Scotland)
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Page 212 - O'er a' the ills o' life victorious! But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white then melts for ever; Or like the borealis race That flit ere you can point their place; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanishing amid the storm. Nae man can tether time or tide; The hour approaches Tam maun ride; That hour, o...
Page 88 - Even now, methinks, as pondering here I stand, I see the rural virtues leave the land: Down where yon anchoring vessel spreads the sail, That idly waiting flaps with every gale, Downward they move, a melancholy band, Pass from the shore, and darken all the strand. Contented toil, and hospitable care, And kind connubial tenderness, are there; And piety with wishes placed above, And steady loyalty, and faithful love.
Page 136 - No more its arches echo to the noise Of joy and festive mirth. No more the glance Of blazing taper through its windows beams, And quivers on the undulating wave: But naked stand the melancholy walls, Lash'd by the wintry tempests, cold and bleak, That whistle mournful through the empty halls, And piecemeal crumble down the towers to dust.
Page 136 - I stop my horse involuntarily ; and looking on the window, which the honey-suckle has now almost covered, in the dream of the moment, I picture out a figure for the gentle tenant of the mansion ; I wish, and my heart swells while I de so, that he were alive, and that I were a great man. to have the luxury of visiting him there, and bidding him be happy.
Page 207 - ... as bright, as the day they were lodged in the tomb. What rendered this scene more striking and truly interesting was, that the body of her son and only child, the natural heir of the title and estates of Kilsyth, lay at her knee. His features were as composed as if he had been only asleep. His colour was as fresh, and his flesh as plump and full, as in the perfect glow of health ; the smile of infancy and innocence sat on his lips. His shroud was not only entire, but perfectly clean, without...
Page 50 - Further, there were two great rounds on ilk side of the gate, and a great portcullis of tree, falling down with the manner of a barrace, with a drawbridge, and a great stank of water of sixteen foot deep, and thirty foot of breadth...
Page 207 - June," says the minister of the parish of Kilsyth, in a letter to J. Garnet, MD " when I was from home, great crowds assembled, and would not be denied admission. At all hours of the night, as well as the day, they afterwards persisted in gratifying their curiosity. I saw the body of Lady...
Page 29 - A little before his execution, he took off his bonnet, and thanked God that he had never betrayed his trust, never injured the poor, and never refused a share of what he had to the stranger and the needy.
Page 50 - Further, this earl gart make such provision for the king and his mother, and the embassador, that they had all manner of meats, drinks, and delicates that were to be gotten at that time in all Scotland, either in burgh or land ; that is to say, all kind of drink, as also beer, wine, both white and claret, malvesy, muskadel, hippocras, and aquavitce. Further, there was of meats...
Page 225 - What* fools are mankind, And how strangely inclin'd, To come from all places With horses and chaises, By day and by dark, To the falls of Lanark ! For, good people, after all, What is a water-fall...

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Thomas Garnett Observations on a tour through the Highlands and part of the Western Isles of Scotland, particularly Staffa and Icolmkill; to which are added ...
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