The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Roxburgh, Peebles, Selkirk

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W. Blackwood and Sons, 1845 - Scotland

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Page 431 - Thou crownest the year with thy goodness ; and thy paths drop fatness. They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness : and the little hills rejoice on every side. The pastures are clothed with flocks ; the valleys also are covered over with corn ; they shout for joy, they also sing.
Page 6 - ... meetings in the field, or in any house where there be more persons than the house contains, so as some of them be without doors (which is hereby declared to be a field conventicle) or who shall convocate any number of people to these meetings, shall be punished with death, and confiscation of their goods.
Page 280 - ... grand features of the landscape around me ; and the historical incidents, or traditional legends connected with many of them, gave to my admiration a sort of intense impression of reverence, which at times made my heart feel too big for its bosom. From this time the love of natural beauty, more especially when combined with ancient ruins, or remains of our fathers...
Page 368 - The storm is changed into a calm, At His command and will ; So that the waves which raged before Now quiet are and still ! Then are they glad,— because at rest And quiet now they be : So to the haven He them brings Which they desired to see.
Page 473 - The greatest want,' says Pennecuik, ' is timber. Little planting is to be seen in Tweeddale, except it be some few bushes of trees about the houses of the gentry ; and not one wood worth naming in all this open and windy country.
Page 71 - ... wandering echoes thrill The shepherd, lingering on the twilight hill, When evening brings the merry folding hours, And sun-eyed daisies close their winking flowers. He lived, o'er Yarrow's Flower to shed the tear, To strew the holly leaves o'er Harden's bier; But none was found above the minstrel's tomb, Emblem of peace, to bid the daisy bloom : He, nameless as the race from which he sprung, Saved other names, and left his own unsung.
Page 465 - ... fit of good fellowship, they use it as a cement and bond of society, and not to foment or revenge quarrels and murders, which is too ordinary in other places. And they are of so loyal and peaceable dispositions, that they have seldom or never appeared in arms against their lawful sovereign, nor were there amongst that great number, twelve persons from Tweeddale, at the...
Page 55 - ... his horses, a small farm is nearly unknown. The displacing of the old small tenants, distinguished as they were by a primitive simplicity of manners, was at first viewed with deep regret ; that an entire barony should be committed to one man, was exclaimed against as a public grievance.

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