The Scottish Historical Review, Volume 6

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Edinburgh University Press for the Scottish Historical Review Trust, 1909
A new series of the Scottish antiquary established 1886.

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Page 415 - Towards the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth centuries, cocoa was largely and successfully cultivated, but in 1725 a blight fell upon the plantations.
Page 128 - THOUGH some make slight of libels, yet you may see by them how the wind sits : as take a straw and throw it up into the air, you shall see by that which way the wind is, which you shall not do by casting up a stone. More solid things do not show the complexion of the times so well as ballads and libels.
Page 168 - ... it should be lawful for every man to favour and follow what religion he would, and that he might do the best he could to bring other to his opinion ; so that he did it peaceably, gently, quietly, and soberly, without hasty and contentious rebuking and inveighing against other.
Page 437 - The indictment ought to charge a conspiracy, either to do an unlawful act, or a lawful act by unlawful means.
Page 217 - Wiltshire men overcame, but both dukes were slain, no reason of their quarrel written ; such bickerings to recount, met often in these our writers, what more worth is it than to chronicle the wars of kites or crows, flocking and fighting in the air?
Page 331 - God has conceded two sights to a man — One, of men's whole work, time's completed plan, The other, of the minute's work, man's first Step to the plan's completeness...
Page 113 - These bountiful beginnings raise all men's spirits, and put them in great hopes, insomuch that not only Protestants, but Papists, and Puritans, and the very poets, with their idle pamphlets, promise themselves great part in his favour, so that to satisfy or please all, hie labor, hoc opus est, and would be more than a man's work.
Page 33 - His Majesties Plantations beyond the Seas are inhabited and peopled by His Subjects of this His Kingdome of England, For the maintaining a greater correspondence and kindnesse...
Page 162 - Why wife, quoth her husband, what would you do ? What ? By God, go forward with the best. For as my mother was wont to say (God have mercy on her soul), it is evermore better to rule than to be ruled. And therefore, by God, I would not, I warrant you, be so foolish to be ruled where I might rule.
Page 170 - Roper," quoth he, and in commending all degrees and estates of the same went far beyond me. "And yet, Son Roper, I pray God," said he, "that some of us, as high as we seem to sit upon the mountains, treading heretics under our feet like ants, live not the day that we gladly would wish to be at a league and composition with them to let them have their churches quietly to themselves, so that they would be content to let us have ours quietly to ourselves.

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