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John Bulloch, John Alexander Henderson
D. Wyllie and Son, 1900 - Genealogy

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Page 103 - O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God.
Page 113 - And there they stand, as stands a lofty mind, Worn, but unstooping to the baser crowd, All tenantless, save to the crannying 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 96 - My poor mother died yesterday ! and I am on my way from town to attend her to the family vault. I heard one day of her illness, the next of her death. Thank God her last moments were most tranquil. I am told she was in little pain, and not aware of her situation. I now feel the truth of Mr. Gray's observation, ' That we can only have one mother.
Page 62 - ... *T*O be honest, to be kind — to earn a little *" and to spend a little less, to make upon the whole a family happier for his presence, to renounce when that shall be necessary and not to be embittered, to keep a few friends, but these without capitulation — above all, on the same grim conditions, to keep friends with himself — here is a task for all that a man has of fortitude and delicacy.
Page 54 - Chancery, or his depute or substitute ; and it shall not be necessary to have the seal appointed by the Treaty of Union to be kept and used in Scotland in place of the Great Seal thereof...
Page 127 - MITCHELL. The Scottish Reformation. Its Epochs, Episodes, Leaders, and Distinctive Characteristics. Being the Baird Lecture for 1899. By the late ALEXANDER F. MITCHELL, DD, LL.D., Emeritus Professor of Church History in St Andrews University. Edited by D. HAY FLEMING, LL.D. With a Biographical Sketch of the Author, by James Christie, DD Crown 8vo, 6s.
Page 103 - My more immediate duty towards the gallery was to be showman; but I would sometimes unbend a little, join the artist (so to speak) at the easel, and pass the afternoon with him in a generous emulation, making coloured drawings.
Page 103 - feelings, could not refrain, from the harsh usage he had received ' at her hands, from complaining to me, and such is his dread of the ' Woman that I really believe he would forego the satisfaction of ' seeing you if he thought he was to meet her again. He told me ' that she was perpetually beating him, and that his bones sometimes ' ached from it ; that she brought all sorts of Company of the very ' lowest Description into his apartments...
Page 96 - On her representing to him the weakness of thus giving way to grief, he burst into tears and exclaimed, Oh, Mrs By, I had but one friend in the world, and she is gone...
Page 91 - Their name, their years, spelt by the unlettered Muse, The place of fame and elegy supply : And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die.

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