The History of the University of Edinburgh: Chiefly Compiled from Original Papers and Records, Never Beore Published, Volume 3

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Oliphant, Waugh and Innes, 1830

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Page 315 - But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak ; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
Page 110 - Art thou, my Gregory, for ever fled ! And am I left to unavailing woe ! When fortune's storms assail this weary. head, Where cares long since have shed untim'ely snow ! Ah, now for comfort whither shall I go ! No more thy soothing voice my anguish cheers : Thy placid eyes with smiles no longer glow, My hopes to cherish, and allay my fears. Tis meet that I should mourn : flow forth afresh, my tears.
Page 363 - Money) ; and he thereby declared and directed that the said Trustees, and the Survivors and Survivor of them, and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor...
Page 363 - ... the said [trustees] [or the survivors or survivor of them, or the executors or administrators of such survivor...
Page 16 - I have read over Dr. Blair's first sermon with more than approbation ; to say it is good, is to say too little.
Page 103 - ... same plan, as the only effectual method of ascertaining the general principles of the human frame : and illustrating happily, by his own profound and eloquent disquisitions, the application of such studies, to the conduct of the understanding, and to the great concerns of life. I recollect, too, when I attended, about the year 1771, the lectures of the late Mr. Russell, to have heard high encomiums on the Philosophy of Reid, in the course of those comprehensive discussions concerning the objects...
Page 184 - For my own satisfaction. I entered into a serious examination of the principles upon which this sceptical system is built ; and was not a little surprised to find, that, it leans with its whole weight upon a hypothesis, which is ancient indeed, and hath been very generally received by philosophers, but of which I could find no solid proof.
Page 303 - The Bible, used every night in the family, I was not permitted to open or touch. The rest of the books were put up in chests. I at length got a New Testament, and read the historical parts with great curiosity and ardour. But I longed to read the Bible, which seemed to me a much more pleasant book ; and I actually went to where I knew an old loose-leaved Bible lay, and carried it away in piecemeal.
Page 303 - ... piecemeal. I perfectly remember the strange pleasure I felt in reading the histories of Abraham and David. I liked mournful narratives ; and greatly admired Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Lamentations. I pored on these pieces of the Bible in secret for many months, but...
Page 99 - Transactions was published in 1754, and the second in 175(5, and the third in 1771- In 1782, a scheme was proposed by Dr Robertson, Principal of the University, for the establishment of a Society on a more extended plan, .which, upon the model of some of the foreign Academies, should have for its object the cultivation of every branch of science, erudition and taste. This plan was carried into effect; and...

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