Domestic Annals of Scotland: From the Reformation to the Revolution, Volume 3

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W. and R. Chambers, 1874 - Scotland

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Page 61 - ... 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 504 - 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 352 - Auchterarder to appeal to the House of Lords against the decision of the Court of Session...
Page 287 - 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 419 - 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...
Page 218 - ... 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 250 - A Copy of a Letter anent a Project for Erecting a Library in every Presbytery or at least County in the Highlands.
Page 408 - 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 40 - ... among their saints. My stomach is truly so far out of tune by being a witness to an act so far cross to my natural temper, that I am fitter for rest than anything else.
Page 408 - to enquire of the estates of certain traitors, and of popish recusants, and of estates given to superstitious uses, in order to raise money out of them for the use of the public.

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