Travels in Scotland, by an Unusual Route: With a Trip to the Orkneys and Hebrides. Containing Hints for Improvements in Agriculture and Commerce. With Characters and Anecdotes. Embellished with Views of Striking Objects, and a Map, Including the Caledonian Canal, Volume 1
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Page 94 - The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field : which indeed is the least of all seeds ; but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in thq branches thereof.
Page 53 - Gallant knight, I thank you — you promise it me, then?' ' Certainly, Sir, most willingly,' answered the knight. He then gave his promise upon his knighthood. The King said, ' Thanks be to God! for I shall now die in peace, since I know that the most valiant knight of my kingdom will perform that for me which I am unable to do for myself.
Page 53 - You will not be sparing of expense — and provide yourself with such company and such things as may be suitable to your rank — and wherever you pass, you will let it be known, that you bear the heart of King Robert of Scotland, which you are carrying beyond seas by his command, since his body cannot go thither.
Page 161 - How sweet to stand, when tempests tear the main, On the firm cliff, and mark the seaman's toil ! Not that another's danger soothes the soul, But from such toil how sweet to feel secure...
Page 106 - Happy art thou, O Israel : who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency ! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee ; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.
Page 205 - The burgess oath in some of the royal burghs of Scotland contains the following clause: " I profess and allow, with my heart, the true religion presently professed within this realm, and authorized by the laws thereof. I will abide and defend the same to my life's end, renouncing the Romish religion called Papistry.
Page 61 - I saw a number of savage -looking men and women gathering around me, demanding who and what I was ? In order to get the pamphlet, my hostess had set the bell through the town, offering a shilling for the book ; and as it represents them in a ludicrous point of view, and they think nobody reads it but with a view to laugh at them, they had determined to give me a drubbing. The truth is, I was obliged to stop, and it required all my address, as well as the aid of my purse, to get off with a whole head,...
Page 19 - ... of luxury, and debauch them from doing good: whereas the offices of these lesser governments extending only over a moderate number of people, will be duly executed, and many men have occasions put into their hands of doing good to their fellow citizens. So many different seats of government will highly tend to the improvement of all arts and sciences; and afford great variety of entertainment to all foreigners and others of a curious and inquisitive genius, as the ancient cities of Greece did.
Page 53 - ... me; and I will most willingly do all that you command me with the utmost loyalty in my power; never doubt it, however I may feel myself unworthy of such a high distinction.