The Scottish Review, Volume 30

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A. Gardner, 1897

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Page 308 - And all the women that were wise-hearted did spin with their hands, and. brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen. 26. And all the women whose hearts stirred them up in wisdom spun goats
Page 146 - The while the river at our feet A drowsy inland meadow stream At set of sun the after-heat Made running gold, and in the gleam We freed our birch upon the stream. There down along the elms at dusk We lifted dripping blade to drift, Through twilight scented fine like musk, Where night and gloom awhile uplift, Nor sunder soul and soul adrift.
Page 127 - I ASSURE you, my dear Sir, that you truly hurt me with your pecuniary parcel. It degrades me in my own eyes. However, to return it would savour of affectation ; but as to any more traffic of that debtor and creditor kind, I swear by that HONOUR which crowns the upright statue of ROBERT BURNS'S INTEGRITY — on the least motion of it, I will indignantly spurn the by-past transaction, and from that moment commence entire stranger to you...
Page 126 - I cannot express how much I am obliged to you for the exquisite new songs you are sending me ; but thanks, my friend, are a poor return for what you have done : as I shall be benefited by the publication, you must suffer me to enclose a small mark of my gratitude,* and to repeat it afterwards when I find it convenient. Do not return it, for, by Heaven, if you do, our correspondence is at an end...
Page 71 - Lady Hamilton takes possession of him, and he is a willing captive, the most submissive and devoted I have seen. Sir William is old, infirm, all admiration of his wife, and never spoke to-day but to applaud her.
Page 368 - Sae true his heart, sae smooth his speech, His breath like caller air ; His very foot has music in't As he comes up the stair — And will I see his face again ? And will I hear him speak ? I'm downright dizzy wi...
Page 361 - Gae tell Mistress Jean to come speedily ben, — She's wanted to speak to the Laird o
Page 283 - ... cheek, and lit up her pale red hair to auburn, as she bent over the heavy household linen which she was mending for her aunt. No scene could have been more peaceful, if Mrs. Poyser, who was ironing a few things that still remained from the Monday's wash, had not been making a frequent clinking with her iron, and moving to and fro whenever she wanted it to cool...
Page 298 - Moses' law, The Pentateuch, or what the prophets wrote ; The Gentiles also know, and write, and teach To admiration, led by nature's light, And with the Gentiles much thou must converse, Ruling them by persuasion, as thou mean'st.
Page 358 - Tis not sic cauld that makes me cry, But my Love's heart grown cauld to me. When we came in by Glasgow town We were a comely sight to see; My Love was clad in the black velvet, And I mysell in cramasie.

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