The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Perth

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W. Blackwood and Sons, 1845

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Page 265 - The Narrow Glen In this still place, remote from men, Sleeps Ossian, in the narrow glen; In this still place, where murmurs on But one meek streamlet, only one: He sang of battles, and the breath Of stormy war, and violent death...
Page 264 - Narrow is thy dwelling now ! dark the place of thine abode! With three steps I compass thy grave, O thou who wast so great before. Four stones with their heads of moss are the only memorial of thee. A tree with scarce a leaf, long grass which whistles in the wind, mark to the hunter's eye the grave of the mighty Morar.
Page 267 - To th' instruments divine respondence meet: The silver sounding instruments did meet With the base murmure of the waters fall : The waters fall with difference discreet, Now soft, now loud, unto the wind did call : The gentle warbling wind low answered to all.
Page 241 - Here the drums did beat a third time. Then, setting his foot on the ladder, he said, " The Lord knows I go on this ladder with less fear and perturbation of mind, than ever I entered the pulpit to preach.
Page 265 - Their notion of its perfect rest. A convent, even a hermit's cell, Would break the silence of this Dell : It is not quiet, is not ease ; But something deeper far than these : The separation that is here Is of the grave ; and of austere Yet happy feelings of the dead...
Page 647 - OH last and best of Scots ! who didst maintain Thy country's freedom from a foreign reign ; New people fill the land now thou art gone, New gods the temples, and new kings the throne. Scotland and thee did each in other live ; Nor would'st thou her, nor could she thee survive.
Page 29 - Edward was desirous to remove everything which could remind the Scots of their original independence is proved by his carrying to London, not only the crown and sceptre surrendered by Baliol, but even the sacred stone on which the Scottish monarchs were placed when they received the royal inauguration. He presented these trophies to the Cathedral of Westminster.
Page 786 - It rests on the plain surface of a rock, level with the ground. Its shape is quadrangular, approaching to the figure of a rhombus, of which the greater diagonal is seven feet, and the 'lesser five. Its medium thickness is about two feet and a half; its solid contents will, therefore, be about fifty-one cubical feet.
Page 766 - ... have likewise possessed that extensive territory which, from the same circumstance, was afterwards called the Abthanedom of Dull. Fordun certainly inspected the records of Dunkeld, and the circumstance can only be explained by supposing that Fordun may have there seen the deed granting the Abthanedom of Dull to Ethelred, abbot of Dunkeld, which would naturally state that it had been possessed by his proavus crinan, and from which Fordun would conclude that as Crinan possessed the thing, he was...
Page 646 - I could make of the rebels, it is certain there cannot have escaped above 1 200 men. We have not lost full out 900. This absolute victory made us masters of the field, and the enemy's baggage which I gave to the soldiers ; who, to do them all right, both officers and common men, Highlands, Lowlands, and Irish, behaved themselves with equal gallantry to whatever I saw in the hottest battles fought abroad by disciplined armies, and this Mackay's old soldiers felt on this occasion.

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