The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Dumfries, Kirkcudbright, Wigton

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W. Blackwood and Sons, 1845 - Scotland
 

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Page 250 - 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 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 95 - Far in the bosom of the deep, O'er these wild shelves my watch I keep; A ruddy gem of changeful light, Bound on the dusky brow of night, The seaman bids my lustre hail, And scorns to strike his timorous. sail.
Page 250 - 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 OF THE LAW, AT THE EXPENSE OF PERSONAL EXERTIONS WHICH THE TIME RENDERED AS DIFFICULT AS THE MOTIvE WAS LAUDABLE. RESPECT THE GRAvE OF...
Page 229 - Dei in his bosom; and on the reverse, a representation of the upper part of two human figures in the act of embracing. On comparing this fragment with the monument, it was discovered to coincide with that portion of it which Pennant mistook for the top of a cross...
Page 188 - Dumfries, there was not as much victual produced as was necessary for the supply of the inhabitants ; and the chief part of what was required for that purpose was brought from the Sandbeds of Esk, in tumbling cars, to Dumfries; and when the waters were high by reason of spates, and there being no bridges so that these cars could not come with the meal, I have seen the tradesmen's wives in the streets of Dumfries crying, because there was none to be got.
Page 83 - Caledonia ! stern and wild, meet nurse for a poetic child, • land of brown heath and shaggy wood, land of the mountain and the flood, land of my sires!
Page 426 - Walsatt, for correcting of scolds, which it does too so effectually, and so very safely, that I look upon it...
Page 359 - Who at command of bloody Lag was shot : A murder strange which should not be forgot. Douglas of Morton did him quarters give ; Yet cruel Lag would not let him survive. This martyr sought some time to recommend His soul to God, before his days did end, The tyrant said,
Page 147 - ... dried in a pot, together with a crock ewe now and then about Martinmas. They were clothed very plainly, and their habitations were most uncomfortable. Their general wear was of cloth, made of waulked plaiding, black and white wool mixed, very coarse, and the cloth rarely dyed. Their hose...
Page 69 - Twixt Wigton and the town of Ayr, Portpatrick and the cruives of Cree, No man need think for to bide there, Unless he court Saint Kennedie.

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