A View of Northumberland: With an Excursion to the Abbey of Mailross in Scotland, Volume 2

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W. Charnley and Messrs Vesey & Whitfield, 1778 - Borders Region (Scotland)
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Page 332 - ... and invented ways and means how they might accumulate and gather together into few hands, as well great multitude of farms as great plenty of cattle, and in especial sheep...
Page 449 - Perthshire in the year 1769, tells us that " on the first of May, the herdsmen of every village hold their Bel-tien, a rural sacrifice. They cut a square trench on the ground, leaving the turf in the middle ; on that they make a fire of wood, on which they dress a large caudle of eggs, butter, oatmeal and milk ; and bring besides the ingredients of the caudle, plenty of beer and whisky ; for each of the company must contribute something.
Page 268 - ' As late I chanc'd to crave an alms About this evening hour, Me-thought I heard a Lady's voice Lamenting in the tower. " 'And when I ask'd, what harm had hap'd, What Lady sick there lay? They rudely drove me from the gate, And bade me wend away.
Page 271 - I meekly vowed to spend my life In penitence and prayer. The bold Sir Bertram now no more, Impetuous, haughty, wild ; But poor and humble Benedict, Now lowly, patient, mild. My lands I gave to feed the poor, And sacred altars raise; And here a lonely anchoret, I came to end my days.
Page 450 - ... every one takes a cake of oatmeal, upon which are raised nine square knobs, each dedicated to some particular being, the supposed preserver of their flocks and herds, or to some particular animal, the real destroyer of them: each person then turns his face to the fire, breaks off a knob, and flinging it over his shoulders, says, This I give to thee, preserve thou my horses; this to thee, preserve thou my sheep; and so on.
Page 130 - fake he facrifices much of his eafe and quiet, his claim of merit " appears ftill to rife upon him, in proportion to the zeal and devotion " which he difcovers. In reftoring a loan, or paying a debt, his divinity is no wife beholden to him ; becaufe thefe acts of juftice are what he was bound to perform, and what many would " have performed, were there no God in the univerfe.
Page 161 - She tripped out, she tripped in, She tript into the yard; But it was more for the King's sake, Than for the Queen's regard. It fell out on a day, the King Brought the Queen with him home; And all the Lords in our country, To welcome them did come. "Oh welcome, Father!" the Lady cries, " Unto your halls and bowers; And so are you, my Stepmother, For all that is here is yours." A Lord said, wondering while she spake, "This Princess of the North Surpasses all of female kind In beauty and in worth.
Page 440 - And if thou bring an oblation of a meat offering baken in the oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed with oil.
Page 448 - It is said of Cecrops that he first offered up this sort of sweet bread. Hence we may judge of the antiquity of the custom, from the times to which Cecrops is referred. The prophet Jeremiah takes notice of this kind of offering, when he is speaking of the Jewish women at Pathros, in Egypt, and of their base idolatry ; in all which their husbands had encouraged them. -The women, in their expostulation upon his rebuke, tell him : " Did we make her cakes to worship her?
Page 265 - But what principally distinguishes the chapel, is a small tomb or monument on the south side of the altar ; on the top of which lies a female figure, extended in the manner that effigies are usually exhibited, praying on ancient tombs. This figure, which is very delicately designed, some have ignorantly called an image of the Virgin Mary ; though...

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