Memorie of the Somervilles: Being a History of the Baronial House of Somerville, Volume 1

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Page 471 - I'll discover Their superstitious howling. COBNELIA, the Moos, and three other ladies discovered winding MABCELLO'S corse. A Sony. Cor. This rosemary is wither'd ; pray, get fresh. I would have these herbs grow up in his grave, When I am dead and rotten. Reach the bays, I'll tie a garland here about his head ; 'Twill keep my boy from lightning.
Page 459 - H was heard to make that common regret which many great men have done in such misfortunes, ' That if he had served God as faithfully as he had done the King, he had not come to that end.
Page 100 - Knightleye, the lord of Rudlow, be called for, to carry all these things tofore rehearsed ; and the said corn shall be laid on one horse and the bacon above it: and he to whom the bacon appertaineth shall ascend upon his horse, and shall take the cheese before him, if he have a horse.
Page 467 - Somervill efter some litle rest awakeing from his sleep and finding his pistolles that lay hard by him wett with the dew he began to rub and dry them, when unhappily one of them went off the ratch, being lying upon his knee, and the...
Page 471 - Your reverend Mother Is grown a very old woman in two hours. I found them winding of Marcello's corse ; And there is such a solemn melody, 'Tween doleful songs, tears, and sad elegies : Such as old grandames, watching by the dead, Were wont to outwear the nights with ; that, believe me, I had no eyes to guide me forth the room, They were so o'ercharg'd with water.
Page 471 - Were wont to outwear the nights with — that, believe me, I had no eyes to guide me forth the room, They were so o'ercharg'd with water. Flam. I will see them. Fran, de
Page 75 - Be it kend till all men be thir present letters, me, Sir Walter of Newbigging, and me, Sir David of Towie, for all the dayes of our lyves to be obleidged and bound be the faith of our bodies and thir present letters in mandred, and sworne counsell as brothers in law, to be with one another in all actiones...
Page 460 - Reader, JOHN MILNE, who maketh the fourth JOHN, And by descent from father unto son, Sixth master-mason to a royal race Of seven successive kings, sleeps in this place.
Page 297 - Quathquan [the bridegroom], with some fiftieth gentlemen of his oune name and his father's vassalles, who waited upon his Majesty unto Cowthally Castle. John Lord Somerville, by reasone of his age, was not able to meet the King at any distance. However, being supported by "William Somervill younger of Plaine, and William Cleilland of that ilk, both his nephewes, he receaved the King at the west end of the calsay that leades from Carnwath toune to Cowthally house, where his...
Page 13 - ... that happyness enjoyed in her sweet societie above most of men ; and good God! how could it otherwayes be, seeing all that could be wished for in any woman was eminently to be found in her? In birth, worshipful, being the second daughter of as ancient a house and familie as any within the shyr of ther degree ;* her parents not only honoured but much beloved of all for ther hospitalitie and vertue. It was truely said of Corrhouse that he was the soonest and longest a man of any gentleman in Scotland...

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