Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Staistical, Biographical and Historical, Volume 3

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Francis Hindes Groome
T. C. Jack, 1883

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Page 59 - Where, thro' a shapeless breach, his stream resounds; As high in air the bursting torrents flow, As deep recoiling surges foam below, Prone down the rock the whitening sheet descends, And viewless Echo's ear, astonished, rends. Dim-seen, thro' rising mists, and ceaseless show'rs, The hoary cavern, wide-surrounding, low'rs. Still, thro...
Page 92 - It contains also a curious monument of the peril of feudal times, being a secret chamber, the entrance of which, by the law or custom of the family, must only be known to three persons at once, viz.
Page 59 - The Fall of Foyers is the most magnificent cataract, out of all sight and hearing, in Britain. The din is quite loud enough in ordinary weather — and it is only in ordinary weather that you can approach the place from which you have a full view of all its grandeur. When the Fall is in flood — to say nothing of being drenched to the skin — you are so blinded by the sharp spray-smoke, and so deafened by the dashing and clashing, and tumbling and rumbling thunder, that your condition is far from...
Page 556 - Donnan then went with his people to the Hebrides, and they took up their abode there in a place where the sheep of the queen of the country were kept. This was told to the queen. ' Let them all be killed,' said she. ' That would not be a religious act,
Page 561 - Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.
Page 199 - We drew up our cannon, and did that day discharge two or three hundred great shot upon them ; a considerable number they likewise returned to us : and this was all that passed from each to other.
Page 17 - We were greatly alarmed fearing we had been recognized, but Louis and General Grey, who went back, saw nothing whatever. Still, as we walked slowly back, we heard the noise from time to time — and when we reached the inn door, we stopped, and saw six men march up with fifes and a drum (not a creature taking any notice of them), go down the street, and back again. Grant and Brown had no idea what it could be. Albert asked the little maid, and the answer was, 'It's just a band', and that it walked...
Page 92 - Room,' a vaulted apartment, garnished with stags' antlers and similar trophies of the chase, and said by tradition to be the spot of Malcolm's murder, and I had an idea of the vicinity of the castle chapel. In spite of the truth of history, the whole night scene in Macbeth's castle rushed at once upon...
Page 159 - ... preacher could not be heard by the multitudes that convened to sermon; the more commodious service of the people; and the removing of that idolatrous monument (so they called it) which was of all the cathedrals in the country only left unruined, and in a possibility to be repaired. To do this work, a number of quarriers, masons, and other workmen, was conduced, and the day assigned when it should take beginning.
Page 15 - What a life there is in trees ! ' on which Mr. Scott observed that the words reminded him of a young lady who had been born and educated on an island of the Orcades, and came to spend a summer at Kelso. and in the neighborhood of Edinburgh.

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