Buchan

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L. Smith & Son, 1901 - Buchan (Scotland) - 504 pages

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Page 421 - wind, Or holding dark communion with the cloud. There was a day when they were young and proud; Banners on high, and battles pass'd below ; But they who fought are in a bloody shroud, And those which waved are shredless dust ere now, And the bleak battlements shall bear no future blow.
Page 211 - Our life is but a winter day. Some only breakfast and away. Others to dinner stay, and are full fed ; The oldest man but sups and goes to bed. Large is his debt who lingers out the day ; Who goes tbe soonest has the least to pay.
Page 415 - Flowers, fresh in hue, and many in their class, Implore the pausing step, and with their dyes, Dance in the soft breeze in a fairy mass; The sweetness of the violet's deep-blue eyes, Kiss'd by the breath of heaven, seems colour'd by its skies.
Page 63 - Rock, is a double protuberance of stone, open to the main sea on one side, and parted from the land by a very narrow channel on the other. It has its name and its colour from the dung of innumerable sea-fowls, which, in the spring, choose this place as convenient for incubation.
Page 53 - inches, and his proportions most exact. His countenance and deportment exhibited such a mixture of the sublime and the graceful as I have never seen united in any other man. He often put me in mind of an ancient hero; and I remember Dr. Samuel Johnson was positive that he resembled Homer's character of Sarpedon.
Page 57 - aik, And the aik stands fast, The Hays shall flourish, and their good grey hawk Shall nocht flinch before the blast, But when the root of the aik decays, And the mistletoe dwines on its withered breast, The grass shall grow on Errol's hearth-stane, And the corbie roup [croak] in the falcon's nest.
Page 421 - And there they stand, as stands a lofty mind, Worn, but unstooping to the baser crowd, All tenantless save to the cranny ing wind, Or holding dark communion with the
Page 73 - Micah vi., 8—" He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God ?
Page 148 - Here man more purely lives, less oft doth fall, More promptly rises, walks with stricter heed, More safely rests, dies happier, is freed Earlier from cleansing fires, and gains withal A brighter crown.
Page 249 - When the family were felicitating each other on his escape, he pleasantly observed, "A poor prize had they obtained it—an old, dying man ! " That the friends who lived in the house—the hourly witnesses of his virtues, and the objects of his regard, who saw him escape all the dangers that surrounded

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