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MORE PARTICULARLY OF THE NORTHERN, OR GAËLIC PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, WHERE THE
SINGULAR HABITS OF THE ABORIGINAL CELTS ARE MOST TENACIOUSLY RETAINED.
BY JAMES LOGAN,
“The most interesting and important of all history is the bistory of manners."
HIS MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY,
&c. &c. &c.
It is with the deepest gratitude for so distinguished an honor, that I presume to lay these Researches at Your Majesty's feet.
The Work relates to a people who have greatly contributed to raise the renown of Your Majesty's arms to the pre-eminence they have attained. The history and character of that people, therefore, deserve the attention of every Patriot; and your subjects, Sire, feel a just pride in being able to call your Majesty a Patriot KING.
That Your Majesty's reign may be long and happy, must be the ardent wish of every Briton; and I can say for my countrymen, in particular, that none are more devotedly attached to Your Majesty's Person and Family; and that no portion of Your Majesty's Subjects would more cheerfully venture their lives for the honor and defence of their beloved Sovereign, and for the support of the Constitution under which they enjoy so many blessings. For myself, I rejoice in being so highly favored as to be graciously permitted this public opportunity of expressing the profound respect with which
List of Embellishments.
1. Highland Chiess, (copper-plate) Frontispiece. | 33. A Curious Belt . . . • Pago 210 2. Ensign of Scotland, (Vignette) Tille-page. 34. A Highland Pistol . . . . 238 3. Bas Relief, from Trajan's Column Page 19 35. Plan of a Caledonian Fortress . . 244 4. An Ancient Briton . . . . . 39 36. Trophy, composed of Highland Arms and
- - 253 5. A curious inscribed Obelisk · · ·
37. View of Dun-Troddan in Glenelg - 254 6. A remarkable Cromleach - . 63
38. Section of Mousa and Dun-Dornghi - 263 7. Various Stone and Metal Implements - 72
39. Do. showing the Galleries - - - 263 8 to 12. Figures illustrating the various ancient modes of dressing the Hair 38, 73, 40. View of Dun-Dornghil in Strathmore · 269
41. Bas Relief of a Gallic Boar Hunt . 270 13. Tinwald, in the Isle of Man - - 102
42. Horns of the Moose Deer . . . 284 14. The Bass of Inverury . . . . 146
43. Highlander employed at the Cascrom 285 15. Stone Circle at Tyrebachar - - 150
44. Agricultural Implements - - - 315 16. A Gallic Female and Celtiberian . .
45. Domestic Utensils - - - - 316 17. Fragment of a Gallic Mercury · ..
46. Snuff Horn and its Appendages · · 360 18. Bonnets and Purses, (copper-plate) ·
47. An Ancient Biorlin . . . . 361 19. A Silver ornamented Brooch - 180
48, 49. British Coins - - - - 368, 369 20. Small Antique ditto - - -
50. Funeral Urn and other Vessels - 380 21. Target, Helmet, and various Weapons
51. Figures of two Druids · · · 381 22. Helmets of different forms - -
52 to 55. Specimens of Music - 413 23. Highland Targets, (copper-plate) · 190
56. The Royal Arms of Scotland, (copper24. Shields of various Celtic Auxiliaries in the
plate) Roman service, (copper-plate) .
57. Reeds of the Bagpipe - - - • 434 25. Clubs used in war by the old Britons
58. Harp of Queen Mary • . 445 26. Stone Weapons, (copper-plate) · · 203
59. Stonehenge restored . . . . 446 27, 28. Lochaber Axes - - - ..
60. Plan of the Temple at Classerness in Lewis 489 29. Spears and other Weapons - - - 207
| 61. Obelisk, with Hieroglyphic Sculptures 490 30. Ancient British Sword
62. Mystical Figure - - - - - 497 31. Two-handed, and Broad Sword -
63. Illuminated Capital, from a Gaelic MS. 500 32. An ancient Dirk, and Sheath with Knife and Fork
219 64. Tartan of H. R. H. the Duke of Susses, ,