Selections from the Family Papers Preserved at Caldwell, Volume 1

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William Mure
1854
 

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Page 258 - Those that could afford governesses for their children had them; but all they could learn them was to read English ill, and plain work. The chief thing required was to hear them repeat Psalms and long catechisms, in which they were employed an hour or more every day, and almost the whole day on Sunday. If there was no governess to perform this work, it was done by the chaplain, of which there was one in every family.
Page 48 - Ego vero andreas drummond clericus dunblanensis diocesis publicus per dominos consilij notarius admissus quia premissis omnibus Et singulis dum sic ut premittitur agerentur dicerentur Et fierent vnacum prenominatis testibus presens personaliter interfui Eaque omnia Et singula sic fieri...
Page 71 - Saresburien' diocesis publicus auctoritate apostolica notarius premissis omnibus et singulis dum sic ut premittitur sub anno domini, indiccione, pontificatu, mense, die et loco predictis agebantur et fiebant una cum prenominatis testibus presens personaliter interfui, eaque omnia et singula sic fieri vidi et audivi...
Page 38 - David, that's a book you may weel be proud o'; but before ye dee, ye should burn a' your wee bookies." To which, raising himself on his couch, he replied with some vehemence, half offended half in joke, "What for should I burn a
Page 259 - Edinr for a winter or two, to lairn to dress themselves and to dance and to see a little of the world.
Page 260 - This was a supper, where every gentleman brought a pint of wine, to be drunk by him and his wife. The supper was a ham at the head, and a pirimid of fowl at the bottom.
Page iii - ESQ. SIR DAVID HUNTER BLAIR, BART. BERIAH BOTFIELD, ESQ., MP SIR THOMAS MAKDOUGALL BRISBANE, BART., GCB 10 HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF BUCCLEUCH AND QUEENSBERRY, JAMES BOGLE, ESQ.
Page 256 - Nobody helped themselves at table, nor was it the fashion to eat up what was put on their plate. So that the mistress of the family might give you a full meal or not as she pleased; from whence came in the fashion of pressing the guests to eat so far as to be disagreeable.
Page iv - WILLIAM LOCKHART, ESQ., MP JAMES LUCAS, ESQ. ALEXANDER MACDONALD, ESQ. < THE VERY REVEREND DUNCAN MACFARLAN, DD, PRINCIPAL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW, [VICE-PRESIDENT.] ANDREW MACGEORGE, ESQ. ALEXANDER MACGRIGOR, ESQ.
Page 262 - This will appear from the superstitious writing of the times. The fear of Hell and deceitful power of the Devil was at the bottom of all their religious sentiments. The established belief in witchcraft (for which many suffered) prevailed much at this time; ghosts too and apparitions of various kinds were credited; few old houses was without a ghost chamber that few people had courage to sleep in.

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