The Social Life of Scotland in the Eighteenth Century, Volume 1

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A. & C. Black, 1899 - Scotland

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Page 179 - OATS [a grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people], — Croker.
Page 228 - ... two hundred thousand people begging from door to door. These are not only no way advantageous, but a very grievous burden to so poor a country. And though the number of them be perhaps double to what it was formerly, by reason of this present great distress...
Page 41 - Drummond was so kind as to go down to the Strath, and bring wrights, and carts, and smiths, to our assistance, who dragged us to the plain, where we were forced to stay five or six hours...
Page 149 - And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations : and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
Page 9 - As for their victualls they make such a work about, I cannot enter into the taste of [them,] or rather, I think they have no taste to enter into. The meat is juicy enough, but has so little taste, that, if [you] shut your eyes, you will not know by either taste or smell what you are eating. The lamb and veall look as if it had been blanched in water. The smell of dinner will never intimate that it is on the table. No such effluvia as beef and cabbadge was ever found at London.
Page 3 - The Summits of the Highest are mostly destitute of Earth ; and the huge naked Rocks, being just above the Heath, produce the disagreeable Appearance of a scabbed Head...
Page 40 - I came with that equipage to Ruthven late at night, and my chariot was pulled there by force of men, where I got an English wheelwright and a smith, who wrought two days mending my chariot ; and after paying very dear for their work, and for my quarters two nights, I was not gone four miles from Ruthven when it broke again, so that I was in a miserable condition till I came to Dalnakeardach...
Page 141 - James Hodge, who lives in the first close above the Cross, on the west side of the street, Glasgow, continues to sell burying Crapes ready made; and his wife's niece, who lives with him, dresses dead Corpses at as cheap a rate as was formerly done by her aunt, having been educated by her, and perfected at Edinburgh, from whence she is lately arrived, and has all the newest and best fashions.
Page 182 - The vulgar houses, and what are seen in the villages, are low and feeble. Their walls are made of a few stones jumbled together without mortar to cement "em...

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