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The Scotish Gael, Or, Celtic Manners: As Preserved Among the Highlanders
Ingen forhåndsvisning - 2016
able according ages ancient animals appear applied arms army attended authority bards battle believed blue body Britain British Britons Cæsar Caledonians called carried cattle celebrated Celtic Celts century chief clan colors common composed considered continued covered custom derived described discovered dress existence feet field figures formed formerly Gaël Gaëlic Gauls Germans given green ground hand head Highlanders horses houses inhabitants Ireland Irish island Isles Italy king known land language late less lived manner means native nature never noticed observed occasion origin period person Pliny poems possession practice present preserved produced raised received remains remarkable represented resembling respect Romans says Scotland Scots seems seen side similar society sometimes sort stones supposed sword Tacitus term trees tribes usually various Welsh whole wood
Side 223 - ... against the English-men, to wit, David Wemyss of that ilk, David Arnot of that ilk, and Mr. John Wedderburn, vicar of Dundee; the yeomen, John Thomson, in Leith, Steven...
Side 352 - And he spake of trees, from the cedartree that is in Lebanon, even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall : he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.
Side 396 - Each verse was so connected with those which preceded or followed it, that if one line had been remembered in a stanza, it was almost impossible to forget the rest. The cadences followed in so natural a gradation, and the words were so adapted to the common turn...
Side 281 - Mongst craggy cliffs and thunder-battered hills, Hares, hinds, bucks, roes, are chased by men and dogs, Where two hours' hunting fourscore fat deer kills. Lowland, your sports are low as is your seat ; The Highland games and minds are high and great.
Side 222 - Halidownehill, in the year 1402 ; "where," in the words of an old historian, " the Lord Percie's archers did withall deliver their deadly arrows so lively, so courageously, so grievously, that they ranne through the men of armes, bored the helmets, pierced their very swords, beat their lances to the earth, and easily shot those who were more slightly armed, through and through*.
Side 248 - ... that have occasioned the knowledge of it to be lost. Through all the Northern parts of Scotland, a particular kind of earthy iron ore, of a very vitrescible nature, much abounds. This ore might have been accidentally mixed with some stones at a place where a great fire was kindled, and, being fused by the heat, would cement the stones into one solid mass, and give the first hint of the uses to which it might be applied.
Side 420 - In halls of joy, and in scenes of mourning it has prevailed ; it has animated her (Scotland's) warriors in battle, and welcomed them back after their toils, to the homes of their love and the hills of their nativity. Its strains were the first sounded on the ears of infancy, and they are the last to be forgotten, in the wanderings of age. Even Highlanders will allow that it is not the gentlest of instruments ; but when far from their mountain homes, what sounds, however melodious, could thrill round...
Side 240 - I have been renowned in battle; but I never told my name to a foe. Yield to me son of the wave, then shalt thou know, that the mark of my sword is in many a field.' 'I never yielded, king of spears!' replied the noble pride of Carthon: 'I have also fought in war; I behold my future fame. Despise me not, thou chief of men! my arm, my spear is strong. Retire among thy friends, let younger heroes fight.
Side 107 - By God himself, and as I shall answer to God at the great day, I shall speak the truth : if I do not, may I never thrive while I live ; may I go to hell and be damned when I die ; may my land bear neither grass ' nor corn ; may my wife and bairns never prosper ; may my cows, calves, sheep, and lambs, all perish...