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Page 284 - Library. 1. THE object of the Society is the discovery and printing, under selected editorship, of unpublished documents illustrative of the civil, religious, and social history of Scotland. The Society will also undertake, in exceptional cases, to issue translations of printed works of a similar nature, which have not hitherto been accessible in English. 2. The number of Members of the Society shall be limited to 400.
Page 174 - DAY set on Norham's castled steep,* And Tweed's fair river, broad and deep, And Cheviot's mountains lone : The battled towers, the donjon keep,* The loophole grates, where captives weep, The flanking walls that round it sweep, In yellow lustre shone.
Page 47 - The judges are the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief Justice, the Master of the Rolls, the President of the Probate, Divorce, and Admiralty Division, the Lords of Appeal in Ordinary, and former Lord Chancellors.
Page 59 - He is a great encourager of learning and learned men, is the patron of the muses, of very agreeable conversation ; a short fair man, not 40 years old. His encouragements were only good words and good dinners. I never heard him say one good thing, or seem to taste what was said by another.
Page 204 - 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 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...
Page 261 - a mirror and pattern to all, instructing both by word and example, excellent in his preaching, but still more so in his works. He was a doctrine to all, a guide to the religious, a life to the poor, a support to orphans, a protection to widows, a father to the fatherless, a rule to monks, and a model to teachers ; becoming all to all, that so he might gain all to God.
Page 203 - In the month of May, namely, on May-day in the morning, every man, except impediment, would walk into the sweet meadows and green woods, there to rejoice their spirits with the beauty and savour of sweet flowers, and with the harmony of birds, praising God in their kind...
Page 226 - The Land's End District its Antiquities, Natural History, Natural Phenomena, and Scenery ; also a Brief Memoir of Richard Trevithick, CE 8vo, maps, plates, and woodcuts, cloth. 7s 6d ELLIS' (WS) Notices of the Families of Ellis.
Page 203 - I find also, that in the month of May, the citizens of London (of all estates) lightly in every parish, or sometimes two or three parishes joyning together, had their several! Mayings, and did fetch in May-poles, with divers warlike shewes, with good archers, raorice-daocers, and other devises for pastime all the- day long ; and towards the evening, they had stageplaies, and bonefires in the streets.