Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, 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 232 - 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 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 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 489 - OSSIAN. The Poems of Ossian in the Original Gaelic. With a Literal Translation into English, and a Dissertation on the Authenticity of the Poems.
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 233 - Or what he is able to draw, man; And we ran, and they ran, &c. For Huntly and Sinclair, They both played the tinkler, With consciences black as a craw, man; Some Angus and Fife men, They ran for their life, man, And ne'er a Lot's wife there at a', man; And we ran, and they ran, &c.
Page 306 - Threpland, physician, who attended him for the cure of his wounds. Cluny brought them from thence to Ben-Alder, a hill of great circumference in that part of Badenoch next to Rannoch and his own ordinary grassings, where they remained together without ever getting any...
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.

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