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Pagina 164 - I've seen around me fall, Like leaves in wintry weather, I feel like one Who treads alone Some banquet hall deserted, Whose lights are fled, Whose garlands dead, And all but he departed.
Pagina 2 - ALISON. History of Europe. By Sir ARCHIBALD ALISON. Bart., DCL 1. From the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Battle of Waterloo. LIBRARY EDITION, 14 vols., with Portraits. Demy 8vo, 10, 10s.
Pagina 437 - ... the one on the one side and the other on the other of the shank, holding them fast in that posture betwixt the forefinger and thumb of your left hand ; which done...
Pagina 4 - I have often amused myself with thinking how different a place London is to different people. They whose narrow minds are contracted to the consideration of some one particular pursuit view it only through that medium. A politician thinks of it merely as the seat of government in its different departments ; a grazier, as a vast market for cattle; a mercantile man, as a place where a prodigious deal of business is done upon 'Change; a...
Pagina 159 - I thought fit to send this Trumpet to you, to let you know, That if you please to walk away with your company, and deliver the House to such as I shall send to receive it, you shall have liberty to carry off your arms and goods, and such other necessaries as you have.
Pagina 517 - ... 6. Mr John Bower, 1670-1703. 7. Mr Alexander Dykes, 1707-1725. 8. Mr John Leslie became master of Dalkeith Grammar School in 1731. He came from the grammar school of Haddington, where he had taught with approbation since 1720. He died in 1739. He has left no writings, so far as we know; but he was considered at that time as one of the ablest teachers of Scotland. Principal Robertson, the celebrated historian, was one of his pupils ; he could not, however, have been much longer than two years...
Pagina 357 - Temple-lands ; and in time this name was given also to the estates of the Hospitallers. An abstract of the charters, and other papers recorded in the Chartulary of Torphichen, from 1581 to 1596...
Pagina 457 - No memorial remains of the Grahames, unless the fading traditions of the place, and two curious but wasted tombstones, which lie within the circuit of the old church. They represent knights in chain armour, lying cross-legged upon their monuments, like those ancient and curious figures on the tombs in the Temple Church, London.
Pagina 10 - Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d. RULES AND EXERCISES IN HOMERIC AND ATTIC GREEK ; to which is added a short System of Greek Prosody. By the Same. New Edition. Crown 8vo.
Pagina 691 - Martinmas during the space aforesaid and afterwards the same shall be wholly applied towards the encouraging and promoting the fisheries and such other manufactures and improvements in Scotland as may most conduce to the general good of the United Kingdom...

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