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Aberdeen Journal Aberdeenshire afterwards Anna Arthur Seat Baillie baptized Barbara Barbara Gordon Bentley Blachrie Blackwell born brother Brownhill Brucklay Cadenhead Chalmers Church of Scotland daughter of Alexander daughter of Dr daughter of James daughter of John daughter of William David death December died unmarried Dingwall of Rannieston Douglass Drysdale Dyce Dymock Edinburgh eldest daughter Elizabeth father February Fergus Forbes Fordyce Dingwall Fordyce his wife Fordyce of Culsh Forfarshire Fraser Gask George Fordyce Gordon his wife Harvey husband infeft Irvine Isobell Jane Janet Morison January Jean Jessy John Dingwall John Fordyce Katharine Kincardineshire Kinnettles latterly Lindsay Littlejohn London Lumsden Magdalen March Margaret Marischal College Mary merchant in Aberdeen minister mother Nethermuir Newmachar notice October Old Aberdeen Parish Provost Provost George Fordyce Provost of Aberdeen resided Robert Sarah Sauchen second daughter September Shirrefs sons South Australia survived Thomas Thomson Tilwhilly Turing Turriff Upper Canada William Dingwall Young
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.