An Account of the Principal Pleasure Tours in Scotland: And the Great Lines of Road in that Country, Illustrated with Two Maps

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M. Anderson, 1819 - 148 страници
 

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Страница 57 - tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon...
Страница 96 - ... lodged as they had been in England, France, Italy, or Spain, concerning the time and equivalent, for their hunting and pastime ; which...
Страница 97 - Further, there were two great rounds on ilk side of the gate, and a great portculleis of tree, falling down with the manner of a barrace, with a drawbridge, and a great stank of water of sixteen foot deep, and thirty foot of breadth. And also this palace within was hung with fine tapestry and...
Страница 40 - Pure stream, in whose transparent wave My youthful limbs I wont to lave; No torrents stain thy limpid source, No rocks impede thy dimpling course, That sweetly warbles o'er its bed, With white, round...
Страница 76 - Down to the lake in masses threw Crags, knolls, and mounds, confusedly hurled, The fragments of an earlier world ; A wildering forest feathered o'er His ruined sides and summit hoar, While on the north, through middle air, Ben-an heaved high his forehead bare. xv. From the steep promontory gazed The stranger, raptured and amazed, And,
Страница 97 - And the halls and chambers were prepared with costly bedding, vessels, and napry, according for a king ; so that he wanted none of his orders more than he had been at home in his own palace. The king remained in this wilderness at the hunting the space of three days and three nights, and his company, as I have shown. I heard men say it cost the Earl of Athole every day in expenses a thousand pounds.
Страница 97 - Further, this earl gart make such provision for the king and his mother, and the embassador, that they had all manner of meats, drinks, and delicates that were to be gotten at that time in all Scotland, either in burgh or land ; that is to say, all kind of drink, as also beer, wine, both white and claret, malvesy, muskadel, hippocras, and aquavitce. Further, there was of meats...
Страница 97 - ... pleasantly decored with all necessaries pertaining to a prince as it had been his own palace royal at home. " Further, this earl gart make such provision for the king and his mother, and the embassador, that they had all manner of meats, drinks, and delicates that were to be gotten at that time in all Scotland, either in burgh or land ; that is to say, all kind of drink, as also beer, wine, both white and claret, malvesy, muskadel, hippocras, and aquavitce.
Страница 96 - The Earl of Athole, hearing of the king's* coming, made great provision for him in all things pertaining to a prince, that he was as well served and eased with all things necessary to his estate as he had been in his own palace of Edinburgh. For I heard say, this noble earl gart make a curious palace, to the king, to his mother, and to the ambassador, where they were so honourably eased and lodged as they had been in...
Страница 74 - XVII. But scarce again his horn he wound, When lo ! forth starting at the sound, From underneath an aged oak, That slanted from the islet rock, A damsel guider of its way, A little skiff shot to the bay, That round the promontory steep Led its deep line in graceful sweep, Eddying, in almost viewless wave, .The weeping willow twig to lave, And kiss, with whispering sound and slow, The beach of pebbles bright as snow.

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