The Statistical Account of Scotland: Drawn Up from the Communications of the Ministers of the Different Parishes, Volume 20

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W. Creech, 1798
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Page 420 - I lived a virgin's life : Ten times five years I was a virtuous wife : Ten times five years I lived a widow chaste ; Now, weary'd of this mortal life, I rest.
Page lxxxviii - ... shall be enacted by the Parliament of Great Britain to be raised in [that part of the United Kingdom now called] England on land and other things usually charged in Acts of Parliament there for granting an aid to the crown by a land tax [that part of the United Kingdom...
Page 372 - For this reason these familiar histories may perhaps be made of greater use than the solemnities of professed morality, and convey the knowledge of vice and virtue with more efficacy than axioms and definitions.
Page 329 - An inquiry into the corn laws and corn trade of Great Britain and their influence on the prosperity of the Kingdom...
Page lxxxviii - Scotland to fuch tax, and fo proportionably, for any greater or lefifer fum raifed in England, by any tax on land, and other things, ufually charged together with the land ; and that fuch quota for Scotland, in the cafes...
Page 420 - Subjedts rofe againft the Law. Twice did I fee old Prelacy pull'd down; And twice the Cloak was humbled by the Gown. An End of Stuart's Race I faw: No more ! I faw my Country fold for Englifh Ore.
Page 370 - ... the wrist. Then falling down upon his knees, and holding up his hands, he prayed that God would forgive them ; and begging mercy for his sins from his Saviour, they murdered him by sixteen great wounds in his back, head, and one above his left eye, three in his left hand when he was holding it up, with a shot above his left breast, which was found to be powder.
Page 377 - Till thou have blefs'd their memory, and paid Thofe thanks which God appointed the reward Of public virtue, and if chance thy home Salute thee with a father's honour'd name, Go, call thy fons...
Page 371 - ... praise of a beneficent and humane disposition. He bestowed a considerable part of his income in ministering to pressing indigence, and relieving the wants of private distress. In the exercise of his charity, he had no contracted views. The widows and orphans of the Presbyterian brethren richly shared his bounty without knowing whence it came. He died with the intrepidity of a hero, and the piety of a Christian, praying for the assassins with his latest breath.
Page xiii - But in the course of a very extensive tour, through the northern parts of Europe, which I happened to take in 1786, I found that in Germany they were engaged in a species of political inquiry, to which they had given the name of Statistics...

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