Sketches of the Coasts and Islands of Scotland, and of the Isle of Man, Volumen1


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Página 96 - O Caledonia ! stern and wild, meet nurse for a poetic child, • land of brown heath and shaggy wood, land of the mountain and the flood, land of my sires!
Página 43 - Where, as to shame the temples deck'd By skill of earthly architect, Nature herself, it seem'd, would raise A Minster to her Maker's praise ! Not for a meaner use ascend Her columns, or her arches bend ; Nor of a theme less solemn tells That mighty surge that ebbs and swells, And still, between each awful pause, From the high vault an answer draws, In varied tone prolong'd and high, That mocks the organ's melody.
Página 277 - ... would sicken or kill every species of fish on the coast, or drive them into the ocean far beyond the reach of the fishermen; blast the corn and grass on their farms; introduce diseases of various kinds; and smite with barrenness their sheep, horses and cattle, and even their own families.
Página 136 - Placed far amid the melancholy main, (Whether it be lone fancy him beguiles ; Or that aerial beings sometimes deign To stand embodied, to our senses plain) Sees on the naked hill, or valley low, The whilst in ocean Phoebus dips his wain, A vast assembly moving to and fro: Then all at once in air dissolves the wondrous show.
Página 197 - For avoiding all inconvenients, we judge it best that neither singing nor reading be at the burial ; for albeit things sung and read may admonish some of the living to prepare themselves for death, yet shall some superstitious and ignorant persons ever think that the singing and reading of the living do and may profit the dead.
Página 8 - In 1783 — A stranger might have been accommodated, not only comfortably, but most elegantly, at many public hotels ; and the person who, in 1763, was obliged to put up with accommodation little better than that of a waggoner or carrier, may now be lodged like a prince, and command every luxury of life.
Página 322 - In the six years ending 5th April 1815, the bounty on herrings cured gutted was 2s. per barrel, while there was a bounty at the same time of 2s. 8d. per barrel, payable by the Excise on the exportation of herrings, whether cured gutted or ungutted, but which ceased on the 1st of June 1815.