A Journal of Travels in England, Holland and Scotland: And of Two Passages Over the Atlantic, in the Years 1805 and 1806; with Considerable Additions, Volume 3

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Page 299 - I have protracted my work till most of those whom I wished to please have sunk into the grave, and success and miscarriage are empty sounds. I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise.
Page 207 - Roslin ; for he kept a great court, and was royally served at his own table in vessels of gold and silver; Lord Dirleton being his master-household, Lord Borthwick his cup-bearer, and Lord Fleming his carver ; in whose absence they had deputies to attend, viz. Stewart laird of Drumlanrig, Tweddie laird of Drumerline, and Sandilands laird of Calder. He had his halls, and other apartments...
Page 239 - Resolved, That a committee, in conjunction with one from the Senate, be appointed to consider on the most suitable manner of paying honor to the memory of the man, first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his fellow-citizens.
Page 122 - Newmarket; an Egyptian mummy, in very fine preservation, the outside being curiously gilt and painted; an ibis; and the dried body of one of the aboriginal inhabitants of the Madeira islands, in appearance like dried...
Page 71 - Kew, covers eight acres, and is one of the largest, if not the largest in the world ; it is very complete in all its arrangements and collections.
Page 207 - Laird of Drumerline, and Sandilands, Laird of Calder. He had his halls and other apartments' richly adorned with embroidered hangings.
Page 155 - He belongs to the society of friends, but botii he and Mrs. Murray, have so tempered the strictness of the manners peculiar to their society, that they are polished people, with the advantage of the utmost simplicity of deportment. I was fortunate in finding Mr. Murray able to converse with freedom, for, at times, he is unable to utter even a whisper, and is compelled to decline seeing his friends. Our conversation related principally to literature, morals, and religion, and the state of these important...
Page 207 - Douglas, was served by seventy-five gentlewomen, whereof fifty-three were daughters of noblemen, all clothed in velvet and silks, with their chains of gold and other ornaments, and was attended by...

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