Early Travellers in Scotland

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Peter Hume Brown
D. Douglas, 1891 - Scotland - 300 pages
Accounts by travellers during the years 1295-1689.

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Page 264 - The highways in Scotland are tolerably good, which is the greatest comfort a traveller meets with amongst them; they have not inns, but changehouses (as they call them) poor small cottages, where you must be content to take what you find...
Page 122 - ... compass, they do bring, or chase in the deer, in many herds, (two, three, or four hundred in a herd,) to such or such a place, as the noblemen shall appoint them ; then, when day is come, the lords and gentlemen of their companies...
Page 123 - ... and daggers, in the space of two hours, fourscore fat deer were slain ; which after are disposed of, some one way, and some another, twenty and thirty miles, and more than enough left for us, to make merry withal, at our rendezvous.
Page 183 - To which is added, the Contemplative and Practical Angler, by way of diversion. With a narrative of that dextrous and mysterious art experimented in England, and perfected in more remote and solitary parts of Scotland. By way of dialogue. Writ in the year 1658, but not till now made publick, by Richard Franck, Philanthropus. Plures necat gula quam gladius.
Page 264 - Your horses must be sent to a stabler's (for the change-houses have no lodging for them), where they may feed voluptuously on straw only, for grass is not to be had, and hay is so much a stranger to them that they are scarce familiar with the name of it.
Page 106 - ... kingdome of England, and that of Scotland, and because I would be an eyewitness of divers things, which I had heard of that Country...
Page 41 - When he was a minor, he was instigated by those who held the government to do some dishonourable things. They favoured his love intrigues with their relatives, in order to keep him in their subjection. As soon as he came of age, and understood his duties, he gave up these intrigues. When I arrived he was keeping a lady with great state in a castle. He visited her from time to time.
Page 193 - I'le superscribe it the nonsuch of Scotland, where an English florist may pick up a posie ; so that should the residue of their cities, in our northern progress, seem as barren as uncultivated fields, and every field so replenished with thistles that a flower could scarcely flourish amongst them, yet would I celebrate thy praise...
Page 89 - They drinke pure wines, not with sugar as the English, yet at feasts they put comfits in the wine, after the French manner; but they had not our vinteners fraud to mixe their wines.
Page 9 - ... of them in the country which they invade, they carry none with them. Under the flaps of his saddle each man carries a broad plate of metal; behind...

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