Transactions, Volume 15

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Page 152 - And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Bethlehem.
Page 182 - And, besides, to take a tree from the forest, a salmon from the river, a deer from the hill, or a cow from a Lowland strath, is what no Highlander need ever think shame upon.
Page 228 - ... correct. Every poem had its first letter of its first word most elegantly flourished and gilded; some red, some yellow, some blue, and some green : the material writ on seemed to be a limber, yet coarse and dark vellum : the volumes were bound in strong parchment : Mr. Macpherson had them from Clanranald. "At that time I could read the Gaelic characters, though with difficulty, and did often amuse myself with reading here and there in those poems, while Mr. Macpherson was employed on his translation....
Page 182 - Tell me where is fancy bred, Or in the heart or in the head? How begot, how nourished! Reply, reply. It is engendered in the eyes. With gazing fed ; and fancy dies In the cradle where it lies. Let us all ring fancy's knell : I'll begin it, — Ding, dong, bell.
Page 283 - It rests on the plain surface of a rock, level with the ground. Its shape is quadrangular, approaching to the figure of a rhombus, of which the greater diagonal is seven feet, and the 'lesser five. Its medium thickness is about two feet and a half; its solid contents will, therefore, be about fifty-one cubical feet.
Page 188 - Notwithstanding the solemnity of the occasion, a sort of laugh was heard in the court at the extraordinary nature of the proposal. The Judge checked this indecency, and Evan, looking sternly around, when the murmur abated, ' If the Saxon gentlemen are laughing...
Page 104 - The Hittites were a people with yellow skins and ' Mongoloid ' features, whose receding foreheads, oblique eyes, and protruding upper jaws, are represented as faithfully on their own monuments as they are on those of Egypt, so that we cannot accuse the Egyptian artists of caricaturing their enemies. If the Egyptians have made the Hittites ugly, it was because they were so in reality. The Amorites, on the contrary, were a tall and handsome people. They are depicted with white skins, blue eyes, and...
Page 218 - My earthly king's son commands me to drive the homeless wanderer from my door, to shut my bowels of compassion against the cries of the needy, and to withhold from my fellow-mortals in distress the relief which it is in my power to afford. Pray, which of these commands am I to obey?
Page 230 - Scottish people, they breathe a spirit at once of patriotism, and of that candour which renders patriotism unselfish and liberal. We have no hesitation in attesting our belief that Mrs. Grant's writings have produced a strong and salutary effect upon her countrymen, who not only found recorded in them much of national history and antiquities, which would otherwise have been forgotten, but found them combined with the soundest and best lessons of virtue and morality.
Page 151 - That the tongue o' man can name ? 'Tis to woo a bonnie lassie When the kye come hame. When the kye come hame, When the kye come hame ; 'Tween the gloamin' and the mirk, When the kye come hame. 'Tis not beneath the burgonet, Nor yet beneath the crown, 'Tis not on couch of velvet, Nor yet on bed of down ; 'Tis beneath the spreading birch, In the dell without a name, Wi' a bonnie, bonnie lassie When the kye come hame.

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