Domestic Annals of Scotland: From the Revolution to the Rebellion of 1745

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W. & R. Chambers, 1861 - Scotland - 637 pages
 

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Page 63 - ... and then it is added, if Mackean of Glenco, and that tribe, can be well separated from the rest, it will be a proper vindication of the public justice to extirpate that sect of thieves...
Page 220 - Many murders have been discovered among them, and they are not only a most unspeakable oppression to the poor tenants (who if they give not bread or some kind of provision to perhaps forty such villains in one day are sure to be insulted by them), but they rob many poor people who live in houses distant from any neighbourhood.
Page 604 - THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY THE AUTHOR OF WAvERLEY TO THE MEMORY OF HELEN WALKER, WHO DIED IN THE YEAR OF GOD, 1791. THIS HUMBLE INDIvIDUAL PRACTISED IN REAL LIFE THE vIRTUES WITH WHICH FICTION HAS INvESTED THE IMAGINARY CHARACTER OF JEANIE DEANS; REFUSING THE SLIGHTEST DEPARTURE FROM vERACITY, EvEN TO SAvE THE LIFE OF A SISTER, SHE NEvERTHELESS SHOWED HER KINDNESS AND FORTITUDE, IN RESCUING HER FROM THE SEvERITY...
Page 506 - Cuddie suld work in the barn wi' a new-fangled machine* for dighting the corn frae the chaff, thus impiously thwarting the will of Divine Providence, by raising wind for your leddyship's ain particular use by human art, instead of soliciting it by prayer, or waiting patiently for whatever dispensation of wind Providence was pleased to send upon the sheeling-hill.
Page 605 - DEANS; REFUSING THE SLIGHTEST DEPARTURE FROM vERACITY, EvEN TO SAvE THE LIFE OF A SISTER, SHE NEvERTHELESS SHOWED HER KINDNESS AND FORTITUDE, IN RESCUING HER FROM THE SEvERITY OF THE LAW, AT THE EXPENSE OF PERSONAL EXERTIONS WHICH THE TIME RENDERED AS DIFFICULT AS THE MOTIvE WAS LAUDABLE. RESPECT THE GRAvE OF POvERTY WHEN COMBINED WITH LOvE OF TRUTH AND DEAR AFFECTION.
Page 354 - Auchterarder to appeal to the House of Lords against the decision of the Court of Session...
Page 289 - Davison neither. His Highness told me, her death was visible in Scotland before it did really happen, being, as he said, spoken of in secret by those whose power of sight presented to them a bloody head dancing in the air.
Page 564 - Had you seen these roads before they were made, You would lift up your hands and bless General Wade.
Page 410 - A weary pilgrimage must it have been from Edinburgh to London : " 9TH MAY, 1734. — A coach will set out towards the end of next week for London, or any place on the road. To be performed in nine days, being three days sooner than any other coach that travels the road, for which purpose eight stout horses are stationed at proper distances.
Page 421 - The whole land was raised and uneven, and full of stones, many of them very large, of a hard, iron quality, and all the ridges crooked, in shape of an S, and very high, and full of noxious weeds, and poor, being worn out by culture, without proper manure or tillage. Much of the land and...

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