Black's Picturesque Guide to Edinburgh and Its Environs

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Black, 1863 - Edinburgh (Scotland) - 90 pages

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Page 78 - Tis not because the ring they ride, And Lindesay at the ring rides well, But that my sire the wine will chide, If 'tis not fill'd by Rosabelle." O'er Roslin all that dreary night A wondrous blaze was seen to gleam ; 'Twas broader than the watchfire's light, And redder than the bright moonbeam. It glared on Roslin's castled rock, It ruddied all the copsewood glen ; Twas seen from Dryden's groves of oak, And seen...
Page 26 - ROWLANDS' ODONTO; or, Pearl Dentifrice. A White Powder, compounded of the rarest and most fragrant exotics. It bestows on the teeth a Pearl-like Whiteness, frees them from Tartar, and imparts to the gums a healthy firmness, and to the breath a grateful sweetness and purity.
Page 6 - Traced like a map, the landscape lies In cultured beauty stretching wide ; There, Pentland's green acclivities ; There, Ocean, with its azure tide ; There, Arthur's seat ; and gleaming through Thy southern wing, Dunedin blue ! While, in the orient, Lammer's daughters, A distant giant range are seen, — North Berwick Law, with cone of green, And Bass amid the waters.
Page 6 - Subjects relating to Literature, Science, and Art — CRITICISMS ON ART, Music, AND DRAMA — BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES of distinguished Men — ORIGINAL PAPERS AND POEMS — WEEKLY GOSSIP. THE ATHENMHTM is so conducted that the reader, however distant, is, in respect to Literature, Science, and Art, on an equality in point of information with the best-informed circles of the Metropolis.
Page 80 - And glimmered all the dead men's mail. Blazed battlement and pinnet high, Blazed every rose-carved buttress fair — So still they blaze, when fate is nigh The lordly line of high St Clair.
Page 26 - ROWLANDS' KALYDOR A most refreshing preparation for the complexion, dispelling the clond of languor and relaxation, allaying all heat and irritability, and immediately affording the pleasing sensation attending restored elasticity and healthful state of the Skin. Freckles, Tan Spots, Pimples, Flushes...
Page 6 - Papers of Interest Authentic Accounts of Scientific Voyages and Expeditions. Foreign Correspondence on subjects relating to Literature, Science, and Art. Criticisms on Art, with Critical Notices of Exhibitions, Picture Collections, New Prints, &c.
Page 48 - Rizzio, who saw that his life was aimed at, got behind her, and clasped the folds of her gown, that the respect due to her person might protect him. The assas(sins threw down the table, and seized on the unfortunate object of their vengeance, while Darnley himself took hold of the Queen, and forced Rizzio and her asunder.
Page 85 - The insurrection, commemorated and magnified in the following ballad, as indeed it has been in some histories, was, in itself, no very important affair. It began in Dumfries-shire, where Sir James Turner, a soldier of fortune, was employed to levy the arbitrary fines imposed for not attending the Episcopal churches.' The people rose, seized his person, disarmed his soldiers, and, having continued together, resolved to march towards Edinburgh, expecting to be joined by their friends in that quarter....
Page 78 - O listen, listen, ladies gay ! No haughty feat of arms I tell ; Soft is the note, and sad the lay, That mourns the lovely Rosabelle. — " Moor, moor the barge, ye gallant crew ! And, gentle ladye, deign to stay ! Rest thee in Castle Ravensheuch, Nor tempt the stormy firth to-day. . " The blackening wave is edged with white ; To inch* and rock the sea-mews fly; The fishers have heard the Water-Sprite, Whose screams forebode that wreck is nigh.

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