The prophecies of the Brahan seer, Coinneach Odhar Fiosaiche. With an appendix on the superstition of the Highlanders, by A. Macgregor


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Página 157 - Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' Hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
Página 103 - O no, O no, Thomas," she said, That name does not belang to me ; I am but the queen of fair Elfland, That am hither come to visit thee.
Página 93 - Kintail. Thy sons rose around thee in light and in love, All a father could hope, all a friend could approve ; What vails it the tale of thy sorrows to tell, — In the spring time of youth and of promise they fell ! Of the line of Fitzgerald remains not a male, To bear the proud name of the Chief of K'intail.
Página 75 - Brahan or in Kintail. After lamenting over the last and most promising of his sons, he himself shall sink into the grave, and the remnant of his possessions shall be inherited by a white-coifed lassie from the East, and she is to kill her sister.
Página 113 - by reason the King is the greatest enemy he hath in the world'; all which their [c]onfessions and depositions are still extant upon record...
Página 118 - ... the house, he was astonished to see a crowd of people passing the bridge. Coming nearer, he observed a person carrying a small coffin, followed by about twenty gentlemen, all of his acquaintance, his own father and mine being of the number, with a concourse of the country people.
Página 118 - General Stewart of Garth, in his sketches of the Highlanders, relates a very remarkable instance of second sight which happened in his own family. His words are these: — "Late on an autumnal evening in the year 1773, the son of a neighbouring gentleman came to my father's house. He and my mother were from home, but several friends were in the house. The young gentleman spoke little, and seemed absorbed in deep thought. Soon after he arrived, he inquired for a boy of the family, then about three...
Página 118 - They will fit him before he will have occasion for them,' said the young gentleman. This called forth the chidings of the nurse for predicting evil to the child, who was stout and healthy. When he returned to the party he had left in the sitting-room, who had heard of his observation on the shoes, they cautioned him to take care that the nurse did not derange his new talent of the second sight, with some ironical congratulations on his pretended acquirement. This brought on an explanation, when he...
Página 48 - Norman,' was a lieutenant of HMS the Queen Charlotte, which was blown up at sea, and he and the rest perished. At the same time the rocks called ' Macleod's Maidens ' were sold, in the course of that very week, to Angus Campbell of Ensay, and they are still in possession of his grandson. A fox in possession of a Lieutenant Maclean, residing in the West Turret of the Castle, had young ones, which I handled, and thus all that was said in the prophecy alluded to was so far fulfilled, although I am glad...
Página 154 - The name of the survivor was Fiddler — a name still common among the seafaring men of the town. On the evening of the interment he felt oppressed and unhappy ; his imagination was haunted by a thousand feverish shapes of open graves with bones...

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