The Social Life of Scotland in the Eighteenth Century, Volume 2

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A. & C. Black, 1899 - Scotland

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Page 135 - And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. It shall not be quenched night or day, the smoke thereof shall go up for ever; from generation to generation it shall lie waste, none shall pass through it, for ever and ever.
Page 9 - They were the worst preachers I ever heard : they were ignorant to a reproach : and many of them were openly vicious. They were a disgrace to their orders, and the sacred functions ; and were indeed the dregs and refuse of the northern parts.
Page 244 - Scotland) are compell'd to reinforce an ancient Statute, that commands all Masters and others, not to force or compel any Servant, or an Apprentice, to feed upon Salmon more than thrice a Week.
Page 203 - Aberdeen, was expected by charter1 to possess well-nigh omniscience, for he was required " to be well informed in the Scriptures in order to explain the mysteries of religion ; to be skilled in languages, especially Hebrew and Syriac, which he was to teach once a week ; to illustrate from Greek Aristotle's Physiology (' beginning where the regent left off ') ; to give a short explication of anatomy ; to teach the principles of geography, chronology, and astronomy, also the Hebrew grammar with practical...
Page 136 - The saints guard Him along, and the sentenced prisoners are delivered to the jailers. Shrieks of horror shall be heard. What woes and lamentations shall be uttered when devils and reprobate and all the damned crew of hell shall be driven into hell never to return.
Page 47 - ... his countenance is composed to the religious gloom, and he is groaning, sighing, and weeping for his sins. In a word, there is such an absurd mixture of the serious and comic, that were we convened for any other purpose than that of worshipping the God and Governor of nature, the scene would exceed all power of face.
Page 152 - At the king's return, every parish had a minister, every village had a school, every family almost had a Bible, — yea, in most of the country all the children of age could read the Scriptures, and were provided of Bibles either by their parents or ministers.
Page 46 - ... or covered with their bonnets; there you find a knot of young fellows and girls making assignations to go home together in the evening, or to meet in some ale-house; in another place you see a pious circle sitting round an ale-barrel, many of which stand ready upon carts for the refreshment of the saints.
Page 268 - But now cotton yarn is cheaper than linen yarn, and cotton goods are very much used in place of cambrics, lawns, and other expensive fabrics of flax ; and they have almost totally superseded the silks. Women of all ranks, from the highest to the lowest, are clothed in British manufactures of cotton, from the muslin cap on the crown of the head to cotton stockings under the sole of the foot.
Page 206 - ... whereupon the citizens were obliged to build a convenient place for them, and accordingly did so the year following, after which additions were made from time to time till the whole came to the bulk we now see it in. Among the rest is a chapel used by the French Protestants in and about the city, and a spacious garden for the professors in common to walk and divert themselves in the evening.

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