Bygone Church Life in Scotland

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W. Andrews, 1899 - 269 pages
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Page 178 - Nae cotillion brent new frae France, But hornpipes, jigs, strathspeys, and reels, Put life and mettle in their heels : A winnock-bunker in the east, There sat auld Nick, in shape o...
Page 264 - God, and for the testimony which they held : and they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth ? and white robes were given unto every one of them ; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
Page 100 - That the whole Congregation may join herein, every one that can read is to have a Psalm-book ; and all others, not disabled by Age, or otherwise, are to be exhorted to learn to read. But for the present, where many in the Congregation cannot read, it is convenient that the Minister, or some other fit Person, appointed by him and the other Ruling Officers, do read the Psalm, Line by Line, before the Singing thereof.
Page 232 - With this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.
Page 175 - Newes from Scotland : Declaring the damnable Life of Doctor Fian a notable Sorcerer, who was burned at Edenbrough in Januarie last, 1591 ; which Doctor was Register to the Devill, that sundrie Times preached at North Baricke Kirke, to a Number of notorious Witches.
Page 264 - And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held : and they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth...
Page 178 - That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses; And, by some devilish cantraip sleight, Each in its cauld hand held a light: By which heroic Tam was able To note upon the haly table, A murderer's banes, in gibbet-airns; Twa span-lang, wee, unchristen'd bairns; A thief new-cutted frae a rape— Wi' his last gasp his gab did gape; Five tomahawks wi...
Page 40 - John before the bread doth go, and poynting towardes him, Doth shew the same to be the Lambe that takes away our sinne: On whome two clad in Angels shape do sundrie flowres fling, A number great of sacring Belles with pleasant sounde doe ring.
Page 265 - Yes — though the sceptic's tongue deride Those martyrs who for conscience died, — Though modish history blight their fame, And sneering courtiers hoot the name Of men who dared alone be free Amidst a nation's slavery, — Yet long for them the poet's lyre Shall wake its notes of heavenly fire ; Their names shall nerve the patriot's hand, Upraised to save a sinking land ; And piety shall learn to burn With holier transports o'er their urn...
Page 100 - That the whole congregation may join herein, every one that can read is to have a psalm book; and all others, not disabled by age or otherwise, are to be exhorted to learn to read. But for the present, where many in the congregation cannot read, it is convenient that the minister, or some other fit person appointed by him and the other ruling officers, do read the psalm, line by line, before the singing ihereof.

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