The statistical account of Scotland: Drawn up from the communications of the ministers of the different parishes, Volume 16

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Sir John Sinclair
W. Creech, 1795 - History

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Page 330 - Scottish woman, and came first from Scotland to Venice, and from Venice thither, where her fortune was to be the wife of an officer under the Turk ; who, being at that instant absent, and very soon to return, she entreated the gentleman to stay there until his return. The which he did...
Page 379 - ... praeterea cui non animus formidine divum contrahitur, cui non correpunt membra pavore, fulminis horribili cum plaga torrida tellus 60 contremit et magnum percurrunt murmura caelum...
Page 284 - Now to their eyes the port appears ; There let their vows be paid. 7 Tis God that brings them safe to land ; Let stupid mortals know, That waves are under his command, And all the winds that blow.
Page 331 - The which he did; and she, for country sake, to shew herself the more kind and bountiful unto him, told her husband, at his home-coming, that the gentleman was her kinsman; whereupon her husband entertained him very kindly; and, at his departure gave him divers things of good value".
Page 151 - ... of provifions. Yet, though the foil is not very fertile or rich, it might with proper management be made to produce more plentiful crops. But the...
Page 30 - Muflelburgh had need to watch over this precious field for health and exercife, left in fome unlucky period the magiftrates and council fhould be induced to feu it out, on pretence of increafing the revenue of the town. At prefent it is a common, to which every burgefs has a right of pafturage ; although part of it has already been let off in feu, which has made the entry to the town, both from the eaft and weft, lefs free and open than it form-erly was, and greatly decreafed the beauty and amenity...
Page 123 - ... the fish is then laid with the skin undermost on a board, and is well rubbed and covered over with a mixture of equal quantities of common salt and Jamaica pepper; Some of this mixture is carefully spread under the fins to prevent them from corrupting, which they are exceedingly ready to do, especially if the weather is warm.
Page 320 - Caftle ; the breadth of the river is confiderable ; the ftreams fpread over a plain rocky bottom ; the banks, on both fides, are very high, and adorned with natural wood. The Craig of Blantyre, with the ruins of the old houfe of the Priors upon the top of it, immediately oppofite, has a ftriking...
Page 61 - Thro' meads more flow'ry, or more romantic groves, Rolls toward the western main. Hail sacred flood ! May still thy hospitable swains be blest In rural innocence; thy mountains still Teem with the fleecy race ; thy tuneful woods For ever...
Page 123 - ... with salt and pepper ; after which it is hung up by the tail, and exposed to the rays of the sun or the heat of the fire. Care is previously taken to stretch out the fish by means of small sticks or hoops placed across it from side to side. After it has remained in the heat a few days, it is hung up in the kitchen or othet dry place till used.

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