Transactions, Volume 24

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Page 89 - AWAY, ye gay landscapes, ye gardens of roses ! In you let the minions of luxury rove ; Restore me the rocks, where the snow-flake reposes, Though still they are sacred to freedom and love : Yet, Caledonia, beloved are thy mountains, Round their white summits though elements war ; Though cataracts foam 'stead of smooth-flowing fountains, I sigh for the valley of dark Loch na Garr.
Page 319 - He went—but not with him departed his remembrance from the Highlanders. For years and years did his name continue enshrined in their hearts and familiar to their tongues ; their plaintive ditties, resounding with his exploits, and inviting his return. Again in these strains, do they declare themselves ready to risk life and fortune for his cause ; and even maternal fondness, — the strongest perhaps of all human feelings, —yields to the passionate devotion to
Page 222 - Some say that we wan, and some say that they wan, And some say that nane wan at a", man ; But of ae thing I'm sure, that on Sheriff-muir A battle there was that I saw, man.
Page 281 - Awake on your hills, on your islands awake, Brave sons of the mountain, the frith, and the lake! 'Tis the bugle — but not for the chase is the call; 'Tis the pibroch's shrill summons — but not to the hall.
Page 310 - There were first some rows of trees laid down, in order to level a floor for the habitation ; and as the place was steep, this raised the lower side to an equal height with the other ; and these trees, in the way of joists or planks, were levelled with earth and gravel. There were betwixt the trees, growing naturally on their own roots, some stakes fixed in the earth, which, with the trees, were interwoven with ropes, made of heath and birch twigs...
Page 310 - This whole fabric hung, as it were, by a large tree, which reclined from the one end, all along the roof to the other, and which gave it the name of the Cage...
Page 302 - As we are sensible of your and clan's fidelity and integrity to us dureingour adventures in Scotland and England, in the year 1745 and 1746, in recovering our just rights from the Elector of Hanover, by which you have sustained very great losses both in your interest and person, I therefore promise, when it shall please God to put it in my power, to make a gretfull return, sutable to your suferings. (Signed) " CHARLES, PR " Diralagich in Glencamyier of Locharkaig, 18th Sept. 1746.
Page 155 - To the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury. MAY IT PLEASE YOUR LORDSHIPS, In obedience to your Lordships...
Page 365 - The corpse follows the track led by the tasks to the place of interment ; and the early or late completion of the prediction is made to depend on the period of the night at which the task is heard.
Page 123 - Highlanders are. as capable to judge of, are as ready to embrace and can as vigorously pursue any Innovation that is advantageous or Salutary, as any other People whatever. Unassisted Exertions of Industry are not to be expected from a People still in the Pastoral Stage of Society ; nor from unenlightened Minds are we any where to expect the Sudden Discontinuance of Bad Customs. But wherever the Highlanders are defective in Industry, it will be found, upon fair Enquiry, to be rather their Misfortune...

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