The Beauties of Scotland: Containing a Clear and Full Account of the Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, and Manufactures; of the Population, Cities, Towns, Villages, &c. of Each County ...

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Thomson Bonar and John Brown [and 7 others], 1808
 

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Strana 379 - ... ocean. It is divided into distinct columns of five or six miles in length and three or four in breadth...
Strana 469 - ... of large diameters; and at their feet is an irregular pavement, made by the upper sides of such as have been broken off, which extends as far under water as the eye can reach. Here the forms of the pillars are apparent; these are...
Strana 459 - ... or burnt out of the ear, instead of being thrashed: this is performed two ways; first, by cutting off the ears, and drying them in a kiln, then setting fire to them on a floor, and picking out the grains, by this operation rendered as black as coal.
Strana 401 - Macdonald demanded whether they came as friends or enemies, he answered as friends, and promised, upon his honour, that neither he nor his people should sustain the least injury. In consequence of this declaration, he and his men were received with...
Strana 400 - Inverary, the county town of Argyle. Though the ground was covered with snow, and the weather intensely cold, he travelled with such diligence, that the term prescribed by the proclamation was but one day elapsed when he reached the place, and addressed himself to sir John Campbell, sheriff of the county, who, in consideration of his disappointment at Fort William, was prevailed upon to administer the oaths to him and his adherents.
Strana 471 - ... a person who stood at the top of the cliff, and reaching to the bottom, to the lower end of which was tied a white mark, which was...
Strana 12 - ... question arose, respecting the right of taking the door, and sitting at the head of the table, and such like points of precedency (each contending for the seniority, and chieftainship of the clan), which increased to such a height, as would probably have proved fatal in its consequences to some, if not all of them, had not John de Groat, who was proprietor of the ferry, interposed.
Strana 12 - ... on the coast. In the course of the festivity on one of these occasions, a question arose respecting the right of taking the door, the head of the table, and such...
Strana 480 - Mac-Donald, king of the isles, delivered the rights of their lands to his vassals in the isles and continent, with uplifted hands and bended knees, on the black stones ; and in this posture, before many witnesses, he solemnly swore that he would never recall those rights which he then granted ; and this was instead of his great seal. Hence it is that when one was certain of what he affirmed he said positively, I have freedom to swear this matter upon the black stones.
Strana 186 - The victories of Montrose raised the reputation of the Highlanders, and fixed them in the interest of the family of Stuart, to which they were naturally well inclined; for, ignorant and careless of the disputes, civil and religious, which occasioned the war, Charles the First appeared to them in the light of an injured chief. At the Restoration...

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