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" The southwest counties of Scotland have seldom corn enough to serve them round the year : and the northern parts producing more than they need, those in the west come in the summer to buy at Leith the stores that come from the north ; and, from a word,... "
Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time: With the Suppressed Passages of the ... - Page 74
by Gilbert Burnet, Sir Thomas Burnet, Martin Joseph Routh - 1823
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Encyclopedia of Natural and Artificial Wonders and Curiosities ..., Volume 11

John Platts - Curiosities and wonders - 1876 - 952 pages
...contemporary with the introduction of these terms, gives the following account of the former: — " The south-west counties of Scotland have seldom corn enough to serve them through the year; and the northern parts producing more than they need, those in the west come in the...
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The names we hear

Harry Alfred Long - 1877
...waggoner=HARMOOIUS : charioteer, driver of yoked horses. WAYMAN, for wain ruau=WHIGMORE (archdeacon of Ely, 1660). " From a word whiggam used in driving their horses, all that drove were called whiggamors, and shorter whigs." Whig is allied to wick for quick : living, active ; from which WICKS...
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Personal and Family Names: A Popular Monograph on the Origin and History of ...

Harry Alfred Long - Names, Personal - 1883 - 362 pages
...: charioteer, drove yoked horses = HIPPIAS. But WAYMAN : wain man, so WENMAN, WHIGMORE (Ely, 1660). "From a word, whiggam, used in driving their horses; all that drove were called whiggamors, and shorter, whigs." Whig, con. wide, for quick, living, active. QUICK (Rev. RH), WICKS,...
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Domestic Annals of Scotland: From the Reformation to the Rebellion of 1745

Robert Chambers - Scotland - 1885 - 416 pages
...was likely to know the facts well, makes the following 276 Domestic Annals of Scotland. statement: 'The south-west counties of Scotland have seldom corn...buy at Leith the stores that come from the north. From a word Whiggan, used in driving their horses, all that drove were called the Whiggamores, and,...
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Claverhouse

Mowbray Morris - Generals - 1887 - 222 pages
...familiar, and still a part of our political vocabulary.1 Its immediate result was to throw the 1 " The south-west counties of Scotland have seldom corn...driving their horses, all that drove were called the ' whiggamores,' and shorter, the 'whiggs.' Now in that year, after the news came down of Duke Hamilton's...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Edited with a Memoir, Revised Text, and Notes

John Dryden - 1893 - 662 pages
...different explanation of the origin of H''/tig. " The south-west counties of Scotland, "says Burnct, "have seldom corn enough to serve them round the year,...the northern parts producing more than they need, tbose in the w-est come in the summer to buy at Leith the stores that come from the north; and from...
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Burnet's History of My Own Time: A New Edition, Based on that of M. J. Routh ...

Gilbert Burnet - Great Britain - 1897
...opposition to the state, little inferior to what was pretended or put in practice by the church of Rome. The south-west counties of Scotland have seldom corn...the northern parts producing more than they need, these of the west usually came in the summer to buy at Leith the stores that come from the north :...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - English poetry - 1900 - 559 pages
...different explanation of the origin of Whig. *' The south- west counties of Scotland," says Burnct, "have seldom corn enough to serve them round the year,...stores that come from the north ; and from a word, tuhiggam, used in driving their horses, all that drove were called the w/tiggamors, and, shorter, the...
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The Americana: a universal reference library, comprising the arts ..., Volume 20

Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1911
...enthusiasts "whigamores," and Burnet, who was then five years old, offers the following explanation : "The southwest counties of Scotland have seldom corn enough to serve them throughout the year, and the northern parts producing more than they need, those in the west come in...
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Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical ..., Volume 7

John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley - Slang - 1904
...ashamed of this great scandal (provided WHIGGS can be ashamed) that . . . d. 1715. BURNET, Own Timtst i. The south-west counties of Scotland have seldom corn enough to serve them all the year round, and the northern parts producing more than they used, those in the west went in...
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