The Humorous Chap-books of Scotland, الجزء 1

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H.L. Hinton, 1873 - 288 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 53 - Happy is the bride that the sun shines on, And happy is the corse that the rain rains on.
الصفحة 33 - Drummond was so kind as to go down to the Strath, and bring wrights, and carts, and smiths, to our assistance, who dragged us to the plain, where we were forced to stay five or six hours, till there was a new axletree made; so that it was dark night before we came to Dunblaine, which is but eight miles from Castle Drummond ; and we were all much fatigued.
الصفحة 28 - The whole land raised and uneven, and full of stones: many of them very large, of a hard iron quality; and all the ridges crooked in shape of an S, and very high and full of noxious weeds and poor, being worn out by culture, without proper manure or tillage. The people poor, ignorant, and slothful, and ingrained enemies to planting, enclosing, or any improvement or cleanness.
الصفحة 27 - by the indulgence of a very worthy father," he was allowed, though then very young, to begin to inclose and plant and provide and prepare nurseries. " At that time, there was not one acre upon the whole...
الصفحة 32 - I was very tender, and the day very cold. I came with that equipage to Ruthven late at night, and my chariot was pulled there by force of men, where I got an English wheelwright and a smith, who wrought two days mending my chariot ; and after paying very dear for their work, and for my quarters two nights, I was not gone four miles from Ruthven when it broke again, so that I was in a miserable condition till I came to Dalnakeardach...
الصفحة 32 - I was stormstayed two days at Castle Drummond by the most tempestuous weather of wind and rain that I ever remember to see. The Dutches of Perth and Lady Mary Drummond were excessively kind and civil to my daughters and to me, and sent their...
الصفحة 33 - I was not three miles gone from Castle Drummond, when the axletree of my fore wheels broke in two, in the midst of the hill, betwixt Drummond and the Bridge of Erdoch, and we were forced to sit in the hill with a boisterous day till chamberlain Drummond was so kind as to go down to...
الصفحة 5 - ... tales, has owed much. In truth, it is no exaggeration, when we state that he who desires to acquire a thorough knowledge of low Scottish life, vulgar manners, national characteristics, and popular jokes, must devote his days and nights to the study of John Cheap, the Chapman...
الصفحة 28 - ... money. The house was an old castle, with battlements and six different roofs of various heights and directions, confusedly and inconveniently combined, and all rotten, with two wings more modern of two stories only, the half of...
الصفحة 111 - At the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century...

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