Sketch of the Civil and Traditional History of Caithness, from the Tenth Century

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T. Murray & Son, 1861 - 249 sider
 

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Side 90 - There are twenty of Roslin's barons bold Lie buried within that proud chapelle; Each one the holy vault doth hold— But the sea holds lovely Rosabelle!
Side 8 - Appear like mice; and yon' tall anchoring bark, Diminish'd to her cock; her cock, a buoy Almost too small for sight: The murmuring surge, That on the unnumber'd idle pebbles chafes, Cannot be heard so high: — I'll look no more; Lest my brain turn, and the deficient sight Topple down headlong.
Side 8 - tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon...
Side 47 - See the grisly texture grow, ("Tis of human entrails made,) And the weights, that play below, Each a gasping warrior's head. Shafts for shuttles...
Side 48 - Horror covers all the heath, Clouds of carnage blot the sun. Sisters, weave the web of death ; Sisters, cease ; the work is done. Hail the task, and hail the hands ! Songs of joy and triumph sing ! Joy to the victorious bands ; Triumph to the younger King. Mortal, thou that hear'st the tale, Learn the tenor of our song.
Side 68 - ... and grievous, in absolving him according to the form of the church, we have prescribed this penance for satisfaction of his offence, and to the terror of others — That he shall hasten home, and, barefooted, and naked except breeches and a short woollen vest without sleeves — having his tongue tied by a string, and drawn out so as to project beyond his lips, and the ends of the string bound round his neck...
Side 89 - Douglas, was served by seventyfive gentlewomen, whereof fifty-three were daughters of noblemen, all clothed in velvets and silks, with their chains of gold and other ornaments, and was attended by two hundred riding gentlemen in all her journeys ; and, if it happened to be dark when she went to Edinburgh, where her lodgings were at the foot of the Black Fryar's Wynd, eighty lighted torches were carried before her.
Side 167 - My lord, the Highlands are quiet; the money is spent; and this is the best way of accounting among friends.
Side 232 - Act passed in the last session of Parliament, intituled An Act to enable...
Side 47 - Now the storm begins to lower, (Haste, the loom of Hell prepare,) Iron sleet of arrowy shower Hurtles in the darken'd air.

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