The History of Scotland: From Agricola's Invasion to the Extinction of the Last Jacobite Insurrection, Volumen7

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W. Blackwood, 1873 - 100 páginas

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Página 92 - In behint yon auld fail dyke, I wot there lies a new-slain knight; And naebody kens that he lies there, But his hawk, his hound, and his lady fair. 'His hound is to the hunting gane, His hawk, to fetch the wild-fowl hame, His lady's ta'en another mate, So we may mak our dinner sweet. 'Ye'll sit on his white hause-bane, And I'll pike out his bonny blue een. Wi' ae lock o' his gowden hair, We'll theek our nest when it grows bare.
Página 29 - I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.
Página 87 - I knew a very wise man so much of Sir Chr — 's sentiment, that he believed if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a nation.
Página 94 - T do confess thou'rt smooth and fair, And I might have gone near to love thee. Had I not found the slightest prayer That lips could speak, had power to move thee; But I can let thee now alone, As worthy to be loved by none.
Página 95 - The verse of Chaucer, I confess, is not harmonious to us; but is like the eloquence of one whom Tacitus commends, it was auribus istius temporis accommodata : they who lived with him, and some time after him, thought it musical ; and it continues so even in our judgment, if compared with the numbers of Lydgate and Gower, his contemporaries : there is the rude sweetness of a Scotch tune in it, which is natural and pleasing, though not perfect.
Página 82 - It opens as follows : — 0 perfect light, which shed away The darkness from the light, And set a ruler o'er the day, Another o'er the night. Thy glory, when the day forth flies, More vively does appear, Nor at mid-day unto our eyes The shining sun is clear.
Página 90 - Gloomy, gloomy was the night, And eerie was the way, As fair Jenny in her green mantle To Miles Cross she did gae. About the middle o the night She heard the bridles ring; This lady was as glad at that As any earthly thing.
Página 136 - We do also resolve to protect and preserve the government of the Church of Scotland, as it is settled by law...
Página 30 - Your pretended fear lest error should step in, is like the man who would keep all the wine out of the country lest men should be drunk. It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy, to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon a supposition he may abuse it. When he doth abuse it, judge.
Página 278 - October 24, 1684 ; for their adherence to the word of God, and Scotland's covenanted work of reformation.

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