Culross and Tulliallan: Or, Perthshire on Forth, Nide 2

W. Blackwood and sons, 1885

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Sivu 169 - The world is still deceived with ornament. In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt, But, being seasoned with a gracious voice, Obscures the show of evil? In religion, What damned error, but some sober brow Will bless it, and approve it with a text, Hiding the grossness with fair ornament ? There is no vice so simple, but assumes Some mark of virtue on his outward parts.
Sivu 352 - This is felt by all ; and from the end of the sixteenth to the middle of the seventeenth century, affectation in Europe becomes an epidemic, of which "metaphysical" poetry is only a particular aspect.
Sivu i - Revolt of Man. By WALTER BESANT, MA Ninth Edition. Crown 8vo, 3s. 6d. Readings in Rabelais. Crown 8vo, 7s. 6d. BEVERIDGE. Culross and Tulliallan ; or Perthshire on Forth. Its History and Antiquities. With Elucidations of Scottish Life and Character from the Burgh and Kirk-Session Records of that District. By DAVID BEVERIDOE.
Sivu 245 - singula prcadantur" and has lost something since I last saw him.* If his appearance renders old age tolerable, it does not make it desirable. But I fear, when death comes, we shall be unwilling for all that to part with our bundle of sticks. Sir Robert amuses himself with repairing the old House of Culross, built by the Lord Bruce.
Sivu 269 - The body of Lord Bruce was interred in the great church of Bergen-op-Zoom, where, among the ruins caused by the siege in 1747, are still to be seen the remains of a monument erected to his memory. A tradition, however, existing that his heart had been sent over to his native land, and was buried near...
Sivu 230 - Sir John Cochrane of Ochiltree, second son of the first Earl of Dundonald.
Sivu 269 - Preston of Valleyfield in the year 1808, when it was found embalmed in a silver case of foreign workmanship, secured between two flat and excavated stones, clasped with iron, and was again carefully replaced and securely deposited in the spot where it was discovered. "For the particulars of the challenge and fatal duel, in which the Lord Bruce was killed on the spot, disdaining to accept his life from his antagonist, who was also dangerously wounded, see Lord Clarendon's ' History of the Rebellion,
Sivu 245 - After breakfast to Culross, where the veteran, Sir Robert Preston, showed us his curiosities. Life has done as much for him as most people. In his ninety-second year, he has an ample fortune, a sound understanding, not the least decay of eyes, ears, or taste, is as big as two men, and eats like three.
Sivu 245 - For June weather it is the most ungenial I have seen. The beauty of Culross consists in magnificent terraces rising on the sea-beach, and commanding the opposite shore of Lothian ; the house is repairing in the style of James the Sixth.
Sivu 245 - Second year he has an ample fortune, a sound understanding, not the least decay of eyes, ears, or taste ; is as big as two men, and eats like three. Yet he too experiences the Singula pmdantur anni, & has lost something since I last saw him.

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