The upper ward of Lanarkshire described and delineated. The archŠological and historical section by G.V. Irving. The statistical and topographical section by A. Murray, Volume 2

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1864
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Page 310 - They resolved, that a bill should be brought in for the effectual securing the kingdom of England from the apparent dangers that might arise from several acts lately passed in the parliament of Scotland ; and this was formed on nearly the same resolutions which had been taken in the upper house.
Page 392 - ... and would continue undissolved, until they should have settled and secured the Protestant religion, the government, laws, and liberties of the kingdom. Having taken this precaution, they proceeded to examine the letter of the late sovereign, who conjured them to support his interest as faithful subjects, and eternize their names by a loyalty suitable to their former professions. He said he would not fail to give them such...
Page 414 - I could see nothing, there was such a fright and trembling on those that did see, that was discernible to all from those that saw not. There was a gentleman standing next to me who spoke as too many gentlemen and others speak, who said, "A pack of damned witches and warlocks that have the second sight! the devil ha't do I see"; and immediately there was a discernible change in his countenance.
Page 279 - ... perceive no ground of offence ; and admonishes the said Laird of Lee in the using of the said stone, to tak heid it be usit heir-after with the least scandall that possible may be.
Page 389 - A faithful, holy pastor here lies hid, One of a thousand, Mr Peter Kid; Firm as a stone, but of a heart contrite, A wrestling, praying, weeping Israelite; A powerful preacher, far from ostentation; A son of thunder and of consolation! His face, his speech, and humble walk might tell, That he was in the Mount and Peniel. He was in Patmos; and did far surpass In fixed steadfastness the rocky Bass. His love to Christ made his life to be spent In feeding flocks and kids beside his tent. His frail flesh...
Page 414 - Lanark, especially at the Mains, on the water of Clyde, many people gathered together for several afternoons, where there were showers of bonnets, hats, guns, and swords, which covered the trees and...
Page 225 - Douglas ; and the poet expressed such raptufie with the scenery, that his hosts urged him to accept, for his lifetime, the use of a small habitable house, enclosed within the circuit of the ancient walls.
Page 374 - That all profits made in the concern beyond five per cent, per annum on the capital invested, shall be laid aside for the religious, educational, and moral improvement of the workers, and of the community at large.
Page 414 - Dragged these five men to death with gun and sword, Not suffering them to pray nor read God's word ; Owning the work of God was all their crime. The eighty-five was a saint-killing time-" In 1830, this tombstone was lifted; and a monument erected by AYR.
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