Scotland Delineated, Or, A Geographical Description of Every Shire in Scotland, Including the Northern and Western Isles: With Some Account of the Curiosities, Antiquities, and Present State of the Country

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Bell & Bradfute, 1799 - 398 pages
 

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Page 296 - In rural innocence; thy mountains still Teem with the fleecy race; thy tuneful woods For ever flourish; and thy vales look gay With painted meadows, and the golden grain!
Page 205 - ON Leven's banks, while free to rove, And tune the rural pipe to love, I envied not the happiest swain That ever trod the Arcadian plain. Pure stream, in whose transparent wave My youthful limbs I wont to lave ; No torrents stain thy limpid source, No rocks impede thy dimpling course, That sweetly warbles o'er its bed, With white round...
Page 206 - While, lightly poised, the scaly brood In myriads cleave thy crystal flood; The springing trout in speckled pride; The salmon, monarch of the tide; The ruthless pike, intent on war; The silver eel and mottled par. Devolving from thy parent lake, A charming maze thy waters make, By bowers of birch and groves of pine, And edges flowered with eglantine.
Page 46 - ... in order to form it ; between the angles of which a yellow ftalagmitic matter has exuded, which ferves to define the angles precifely ; and at the fame time vary the colour with a great deal of elegance, and to render it...
Page 369 - Mtlvilte-'*/ile, the feat of the Right Honourable HENRY DUNDAS, one of his Majefty's Principal Secretaries of State, is an elegant modern building.
Page 347 - ... fouth. Many of thefe ftructures are of vaft height, but fo crowded together, and, as it were, piled on each other, that, whatever grandeur they, may poflefs, they are by no means remarkable for beauty. The form of the old City of Edinburgh has been compared, not unaptly, to that of a turtle ; the Caftle being the head ; the High Street, the ridge of the back ; the wynds, or narrow ftreets, and the clofes or lanes, the fhelving fides ; and the Palace of Holyroodhoufe, the tail. The hill on which...
Page 223 - The two ranges of mountains which overhang this valley, approach each other, and between thefe the traveller is immured.
Page 46 - Compared to this what are the cathedrals or the palaces built by men! mere models or playthings, imitations as diminutive as his works will always be when compared to those of nature.
Page 89 - Scotland, fubjedl to eongela. tion, in the hardeft feafons ; while the Texel, and many bays and great rivers in Holland and Germany, are covered with ice. The fouthern part of this mire is very mountainous.
Page 107 - South is Slains, the remains of the old family caftle, feated ftrongly on a peninfulated rock ; but demolifhed in 1594, by James VI. on the rebellion of the Earl of Huntly.

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