Edinburgh and Its Neighbourhood, Geological and Historical: With the Geology of the Bass Rock

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Adam & Charles Black, 1864 - 337 pages

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Page 231 - Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. 7: The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.
Page 209 - We live in better times; and we are not afraid to say that, though there were many clever men in England during the latter half of the seventeenth century, there were only two minds which possessed the imaginative faculty in a very eminent degree. One of those minds produced the Paradise Lost, the other the Pilgrim's Progress.
Page 312 - The Cruise of the Betsey ; or, A Summer Ramble among the Fossiliferous Deposits of the Hebrides. With Rambles of a Geologist ; or, Ten Thousand Miles over the Fossiliferous Deposits of Scotland.
Page 260 - Framed again no second smell. Roses, violets, but toys For the smaller sort of boys, Or for greener damsels meant ; Thou art the only manly scent.
Page 209 - The style of Bunyan is delightful to every reader, and invaluable as a study to every person who wishes to obtain a wide command over the English language. The vocabulary is the vocabulary of the common people. There is not an expression, if we except a u 3 few technical terms of theology, which would puzzle the rudest peasant.
Page 10 - Pirate. 14. Fortunes of Nigel. 15. Peveril of the Peak. 16. Quentin Durward. 17. St. Ronan's Well. 18. Redgauntlet. 19. The Betrothed. 20. The Talisman. 21. Woodstock. 22. Fair Maid of Perth. 23. Anne of Geierstein, or the Maiden of the Mist. 24. Count Robert of Paris. 25. Surgeon's Daughter — Castle Dangerous.
Page 195 - I've stood beside the cottage bed Where the Bard-peasant first drew breath; A straw-thatch'd roof above his head, A straw-wrought couch beneath. And I have stood beside the pile, His monument — that tells to Heaven The homage of earth's proudest isle To that Bard-peasant given...
Page 208 - Whoever would assert an equality of genius and elegance between Ogilby and Milton, or Bunyan and Addison, would be thought to defend no less an extravagance than if he had maintained a mole-hill to be as high as Teneriffe, or a pond as extensive as the ocean.
Page 210 - There is no book in our literature on which we would so readily stake the fame of the old unpolluted English language, no book which shows so well how rich that language is in its own proper wealth, and how little it has been improved by all that it has borrowed.
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