Miscellanea Scotica: I. Life of Archbishop Sharp. Donald Munro's ... Description of the Western Isles. II. Martin's Voyage to St. Kilda. Buchanan's Chamæleon. III. Account of the murthoure of King James I. of Scotland. Supplement to the feuds and conflicts of the clans. Buchan's Description of St. Kilda

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Page 82 - But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled...
Page i - For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass : for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
Page 8 - ... fire, &c. ; all which was to be given in at our lodging twice every day. This was done in the most regular manner, each family by turns paying their quota proportionably to their lands. I remember the allowance for each man per diem, besides a barley cake, was eighteen of the eggs laid by the fowl, called by them Lavy, and a greater number of the lesser eggs, as they differed in proportion ; the largest of the eggs is near in bigness to that of a goose, the rest of the eggs gradually of a lesser...
Page 127 - Within this ile of Colmkill, there is ane sanctuary also, or kirkzaird, callit in Erische Religoran, quhilk is a very fair kirkzaird, and weill biggit about with staine and lyme. Into this sanctuary ther is three tombes of staine, formit like little chapels, with ane braid gray marble or quhin staine in the gavill of ilk ane of the tombes.
Page 27 - ... that such big houses of stone were made with hands; and for the pavements of the streets, he thought it must needs be altogether natural, for he could not believe that men would be at the pains to beat stones into the ground to walk upon. He stood dumb at the door of his lodging with the greatest admiration; and when he saw a coach and two horses, he thought it to be a little house they were drawing at their tail, with men in it; but he condemned the coachman for a fool to sit so uneasy, for...
Page 115 - Erishe is alsmeikle as to say in English the bay Castle. In this ile ther is twa paroche kirks, that ane southe callit the kirk of Bride, the uther northe in the Borrowstone of Buitt, with twa chappells, ane of them above the towne of Buitt, the uther under the forsaid castle of Kames. On the north and northwest of this ile, be half myle of sea, lyes the coast of Ergyle ; on the east syde of it the coast of Cuninghame, be six myle of sea.
Page 26 - ... breast, ie a bare spot from which the feathers have fallen off with the heat in hatching; its egg is twice as big as that of a Solan goose, and is variously spotted, black, green, and dark ; it comes without regard 'to any wind, appears the first of May, and goes away about the middle of June.
Page 65 - The inhabitants of St. Kilda are much happier than the generality of mankind, being almost the only people in the world who feel the sweetness of true liberty...
Page 70 - Baptist, and delivered them before his hearers without any explication. He taught the women a devout hymn, which he called the Virgin Mary's, as sent from her ; this hymn was never delivered in public, but always in a private house, or some remote place where no eye could see them but that of heaven...
Page 107 - And he said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Because thou hast let go out of thy hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people.

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