Family record of the name of Dingwall Fordyce in Aberdeenshire. With Appendix

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Page 89 - This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that JESUS CHRIST came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.
Page 88 - Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings leaned to virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all. And as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.
Page 192 - He is the freeman whom the truth makes free, And all are slaves beside. There's not a chain That hellish foes, confederate for his harm, Can wind around him, but he casts it off With as much ease as Samson his green withes.
Page 29 - It was a school for both sexes. I learned little there, except to repeat by rote the first lesson of monosyllables ([God made man' — 'Let us love him') by hearing it often repeated, without acquiring a letter. Whenever proof was made of my progress at home, I repeated these words with the most rapid fluency ; but on turning over a new leaf, I continued to repeat them, so that the narrow boundaries of my first year's accomplishments...
Page 109 - Twas mighty love that tamed his breast ; 'Tis tender grief that breaks his rest; He droops his wings, he hangs his head Since she he fondly loved is dead. With Delia's breath my joy expired ; 'Twas Delia's smiles my fancy fired. Like that poor bird I pine, and prove Nought can supply the place of love. Dark as his feathers was the fate That robbed him of his darling mate; Dimmed is the lustre of his eye, That wont to gaze the sun-bright sky. To him is now for ever lost The heartfelt bliss he once...
Page 200 - Highlandmen, was violently forced down to the cross, and there, with some broadswords over my head, was obliged to stand till their proclamation was read : and because I refused to drink a health they proposed, I had a glass of wine spilt down my breast; which was, 1 acknowledge, making me suffer in a way next to taking my life, that non could have affected me more.
Page 95 - London, he enabled that individual to enter upon an unusually extensive series of transactions, which, though sound in themselves, exposed him to a malevolent combination of his brethren in trade, and hence the great bankruptcy of Fordyce & Co., which may be termed one of the most important domestic events in Britain during the latter part of the eighteenth century.
Page 175 - She is of a solid understanding in religion for her sex, and of prudence much more than ordinary, and of great integrity and constancy in her religion, and a great hater of hypocrisy, and faithful to Christ in an unfaithful world...

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