The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Linlithgow, Haddington Berwick

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W. Blackwood and Sons, 1845
 

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Page 89 - March 1863, complained of In the said appeal, be and the same is hereby reversed ; and it Is declared that the said marriage celebrated between the resp.
Page 289 - We felt ourselves necessarily carried back to the time when the schistus on which we stood was yet at the bottom of the sea, and when the sandstone before us was only beginning to be deposited, in the shape of sand or mud, from the waters of a superincumbent ocean. An...
Page 111 - Home lived in the closest habits of friendship. The writer of these memoirs has heard him dwell with delight on the scenes of their youthful days ; and he has to regret that many an anecdote to which he listened with pleasure, was not committed to a better record than a treacherous memory. Hamilton's mind is pictured in his verses. They are the easy and careless effusions of an elegant fancy and a chastened taste...
Page 289 - An epocha still more remote presented itself, when even the most ancient of these rocks, instead of standing upright in vertical beds, lay in horizontal planes at the bottom of the sea and was not yet disturbed by that immeasurable force which has burst asunder the solid pavement of the globe. Revolutions still more remote appeared in the distance of this extraordinary perspective. The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into the abyss of time...
Page 288 - Hutton wished particularly to examine the latter of these, and on this occasion Sir James Hall and I had the pleasure to accompany him. We sailed in a boat from Dunglass, on a day when the fineness of the weather permitted us to keep close to the foot of the rocks which line the shore in that quarter, directing our course southwards, in search of the termination of the secondary strata. We made for a high rocky point or head-land, the Siccar, near which, from our observations on shore, we knew that...
Page 83 - HISTORY of the colonization of the free states of antiquity, applied to the present contest between Great Britain and her American colonies.
Page 184 - what is this you have done to my brother William ?' — ' I told him,' says he, ' I should make him repent of his striking me at the yait lately.
Page 170 - Binny, who was known to the garrison, and had been employed in leading hay into the fort, communicated his design to a party of Scottish soldiers, whom he stationed in ambush near the gate. In his large wain he contrived to conceal eight armed men, covered with a load of hay ; a servant drove the oxen, and Binny himself walked carelessly at his side. When the portcullis was raised, and the wain stood in the middle of the gateway, interposing a complete barrier to its descent, the driver cut the ropes...
Page 107 - ... five of the six men were, or had been, members of the Presbytery of Haddington ; while the sixth, Mr James Aird, was his personal friend. Of Burnet, Wodrow, who wrote after the Revolution, speaks in the most flattering terms as a man " well known to the world " since, first Professor of Divinity in Glasgow, and after " that persecuted for his appearing against Popery and for " the cause of liberty, and since the Revolution, the learned...
Page 288 - The sea coast affords a transverse section of this alpine tract at its eastern extremity, and exhibits the change from the primary to the secondary strata, both on the south and on the north. Dr Hutton wished particularly to examine the latter of these, and on this occasion Sir James Hall and I had the pleasure to accompany him. We sailed in a boat from Dunglass, on a day when the fineness of the weather permitted us to keep close to the foot of the...

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