A Tour in Scotland 1769, Volume 1

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B. White, 1776 - 400 pagina's

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Pagina 6 - I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me : and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy. I put on righteousness, and it clothed me : my judgment was as a robe and a diadem. I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame. I was a father to the poor : and the cause which I knew not I searched out.
Pagina 106 - Perthshire in the year 1769, tells us that " on the first of May, the herdsmen of every village hold their Bel-tien, a rural sacrifice. They cut a square trench on the ground, leaving the turf in the middle ; on that they make a fire of wood, on which they dress a large caudle of eggs, butter, oatmeal and milk ; and bring besides the ingredients of the caudle, plenty of beer and whisky ; for each of the company must contribute something.
Pagina 106 - ... every one takes a cake of oatmeal, upon which are raised nine square knobs, each dedicated to some particular being, the supposed preserver of their flocks and herds, or to some particular animal, the real destroyer of them: each person then turns his face to the fire, breaks off a knob, and flinging it over his shoulders, says, This I give to thee, preserve thou my horses; this to thee, preserve thou my sheep; and so on.
Pagina 162 - He was a braw gallant, And he rid at the ring; And the bonny Earl of Murray, Oh he might have been a king ! He was a braw gallant, And he playd at the ba ; And the bonny Earl of Murray Was the flower amang them a'.
Pagina 106 - The rites begin with spilling some of the caudle on the ground, by way of libation: on that every one takes a cake of oatmeal, upon which are raised nine square knobs, each dedicated to some particular being, the supposed preserver of their flocks...
Pagina 122 - ... three houres, or thereabouts, we might perceive the deer appeare on the hills round about us (their heads making a...
Pagina 106 - This I give to thee, O fox ! spare thou my lambs; this to thee, O hooded crow ! this to thee, 0 eagle !' When the ceremony is over, they dine on the caudle ; and after the feast is finished, what is left is hid by two persons deputed for that purpose; but on the next Sunday they reassemble, and finish the reliques of the first entertainment.
Pagina 179 - They were lovely in their lives, and in their deaths they were not divided.
Pagina 198 - ... which is never forgot : the lover advances, takes his future father-in-law by the hand, and then plights his troth, and the fair-one is furrendered up to him.
Pagina 44 - It often happens, that ihips ftrike in fuch a manner on the rocks as to be capable of relief, in cafe numbers of people could be fuddenly...

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