The Scottish Historical Review, Volume 15

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Edinburgh University Press for the Scottish Historical Review Trust, 1918
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A new series of the Scottish antiquary established 1886.

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Page 23 - At first in heart it liked me ill, When the King praised his clerkly skill. Thanks to St. Bothan, son of mine, Save Gawain, ne'er could pen a line.
Page 62 - Far, far aloof th' affrighted ravens sail ; The famish'd eagle screams, and passes by. Dear lost companions of my tuneful art, Dear as the light that visits these sad eyes, Dear as the ruddy drops that warm my heart, Ye died amidst your dying country's cries — No more I weep.
Page 297 - Any Paper containing public News, Intelligence, or Occurrences printed in any Part of the United Kingdom to be dispersed and made public...
Page 71 - I will not, I cannot enter into the merits of the cause, but I dare say the American Congress, in 1776, will be allowed to be as able and as enlightened as the English Convention .was in 1688 ; and that their posterity will celebrate the centenary of their deliverance from us, as duly and sincerely as we do ours from the oppressive measures of the wrong-headed house of Stewart.
Page 267 - That we shall in like manner, without respect of persons, endeavour the extirpation of Popery, prelacy (that is, Church government by Archbishops, Bishops, their Chancellors and Commissaries, Deans, Deans and Chapters, Archdeacons, and all other ecclesiastical officers depending on that hierarchy...
Page 259 - Johnstone had been dismissed for his part in the passing of the ' Act for a Company trading to Africa and the Indies' (June 26, 1695), against which the English Parliament had protested. This Act led to the attempt to found the colony at Darien, established in November, 1698, and abandoned in June, 1699. Macaulay's account of the inception and failure of the scheme is based mainly on the volume of Darien Papers edited by Hill Burton in 1849 for the Bannatyne Club, but recent investigations have shown...
Page 267 - Scotland, in doctrine, worship, discipline and government, against our common enemies; the reformation of religion in the kingdoms of England and Ireland, in doctrine, worship, discipline and government, according to 'the Word of God, and the example of the best reformed Churches...
Page 299 - ... and which shall not exceed Two Sheets as aforesaid, or which shall be published for Sale at a less Price than Sixpence ;' Be it therefore enacted, That from and after Ten Days after the passing of this Act, the Printer or Publisher of any Pamphlet or other Paper for Sale, containing any Public News, Intelligence or Occurrences, or any Remarks or Observations thereon, or on any Matter in Church or State...
Page 283 - Highnes, hee was reexamined, as well touching his departure, as also touching all that had before happened. But this Doctor, notwithstanding that his owne confession appeareth, remaining in recorde under his owne hande writting, and the same thereunto fixed in the presence of the Kings Majestie and sundrie of his Councell, yet did hee utterly denie the same. Whereupon the Kings Majestie, perceiving his stubborne wilfulnesse, conceived and imagined, that in the time of his absence, hee had entered...
Page 29 - It is not too much to say that the present moral and religious state of Rome is a foul blot on modern Christendom, and hardly to be paralleled even among the darkest passages in the history of our race. . . . Nothing will ever reform Rome, short of the entire extinction of the temporal power of the priesthood.

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