Papers, Volume 3

A. Sinclair, 1908 - 351 pages

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Page 44 - And so there grew great tracts of wilderness, Wherein the beast was ever more and more, But man was less and less, till Arthur came.
Page 130 - Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this.
Page 182 - An Act for making better provision for the Parochial Schoolmasters, and for making further regulations for the better government of the Parish Schools in Scotland...
Page 39 - I called it forth, and drew it into your service, a hardy and intrepid race of men ! men, who, when left by your jealousy, became a prey to the artifices of your enemies, and had gone nigh to have overturned the state in the war before the last.
Page 184 - The Governors of the Trust for Education in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland,
Page 22 - Panic Startles the heart of the deer, The smooth sea runs apace, Season when ocean sinks asleep, Blossom covers the world. Bees with puny Strength carry A goodly burden, the harvest of blossoms ; Up the mountain-side kine take with them mud, The ant makes a rich meal. The harp of the forest sounds music, The sail gathers — perfect peace. Colour has settled on every height, Haze on the lake of full waters.
Page 120 - Latin document— sj short that I shall give you a complete translation of it: —'' William King of Scots to all good men of his whole realm, greeting. Know ye both present and to come that we have granted and given, and by this my present charter have confirmed to Orm, son of Hugh, Glenduogin and Balemadethin by their right meiths, to be held by him and his heirs of me and my heirs freely quietly and honourably from all service saving my service which belongs to that land, as Earl Duncan quitclaimed...
Page 25 - The reason why she was called the Old Woman of Beare was that she had fifty foster-children in Beare. She had seven periods of youth one after another, so that every man who had lived with her came to die of old age, and her grandsons and great-grandsons were tribes and races.
Page 18 - THE CRUCIFIXION At the cry of the first bird They began to crucify Thee, O cheek like a swan ! It were not right ever to cease lamenting — It was like the parting of day from night. Ah ! though sore the suffering Put upon the body of Mary's Son — Sorer to Him was the grief That was upon her for His sake.
Page 62 - Against every cruel merciless power which may come against my body and my soul ; Against incantations of false prophets, Against black laws of heathenry, Against false laws of heretics, Against craft of idolatry, Against spells of women and smiths and druids, Against every knowledge that defiles men's souls.

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