Monasticon: an account, based on Spottiswoode's, of all the abbeys, priories [&c.] in Scotland, at the Reformation. Vol. 1 [in 3 pt.].

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Page 192 - They were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their deaths they were not divided.
Page 44 - Thus saith the Lord: Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence, to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.
Page 4 - A great number of them which purchased those superstitious mansions, reserved of those library books, some to serve their jakes, some to scour their candlesticks, and some to rub their boots. Some they sold to the grocers and soap sellers, and some they sent over sea to the bookbinders, not in small number, but at times whole ships full, to the wondering of the foreign nations.
Page 45 - Then I called the priests, and took an oath of them, that they should do according to this promise. 13 Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labour, that performeth not this promise, even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. And all the congregation said, Amen, and praised the LORD.
Page 148 - Hist. p. 154. the same deed erected an almshouse — that of St. Thomas, near the Watergate, for the reception of seven poor men, who were to be under the control of the chaplains of the said two altars, and who upon Sundays and festivals were to put on " their red gowns, and, at High Mass, sit before the altar of the chapel in the said conventual church, and there say fifty Ave Marias, five Pater Nosters, and one Credo.
Page 186 - Counsellor to King Charles, and most intimately in favour with him, because formerly he had been most dear to Henry, Prince of Wales, and Master of his Horse. But he being dead, and Charles his brother now reigning, he was made chamberlain to the king's household, and entertained with a singular degree of favour, and advanced to great honours and wealth. In his youth he enjoyed the sweet society of...
Page 4 - I know a merchant man, which shall at this time be nameless, that bought the contents of two noble libraries for forty shillings price, a shame it is to be spoken.
Page 56 - Scots hauing woone so notable a victorie, after they had gathered & divided the spoile of the field, caused solemne processions to be made in all places of the realme, and thanks to be giuen to almightie God, that had sent them so faire a day ouer their enimies. But whitest the people were thus at their processions, woord was brought that a new fleet of Danes was arriued at Kingcorne, sent thither by Canute king of England, in reuenge of his brother Suenos ouerthrow.
Page 191 - At length he dy'd in honour : where his head To much hard usage was accustomed. He liv'd 'bove seventy years — and Edinburgh town Wish'd him old Nestor's age, in great renown ; Yea Scotland, sad with grief, condol'd his fall, And to his merits gave just funeral. Montrose's...
Page 44 - Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah...

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