The Scotish Gaël; Or, Celtic Manners: As Preserved Among the Highlanders, Being an Historical and Descriptive Account of the Inhabitants, Antiquities, and National Peculiarities of Scotland ...

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Andrus, 1843 - 520 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 220 - Scottish bowes are not past three quarters of a yard long, with a string of wreathed hempe slackely bent, and whose...
الصفحة 93 - The Highlanders, stretched on the ground, thrust their dirks into the bellies of the horses. Some seized the riders by their clothes, dragged them down, and stabbed them with their dirks; several again used their pistols ; but few of them had sufficient space to handle their swords.
الصفحة 174 - A law was enacted that every person above seven years of age should wear on Sundays and holidays a cap of wool, knit, made, thickened, and dressed in England by some of the trade of cappers, under the forfeiture of three farthings for every day's neglect, 1571.
الصفحة 318 - Do you not clean the churn before you put in the cream ?" asked Mrs. Mason " Na, na," returned Mrs. Mac Clarty, "that wadna be canny ye ken. Naebody hereabouts wad clean their kirn for ony consideration. I never heard o sic a thing in a my life." In some parts of the Highlands the gudewife takes the following method to procure fresh butter in winter. Salt butter being mixed with sweet milk, in the proportion of one pound to the chopin, or quart, of milk, is put through the same process as cream undergoes...
الصفحة 238 - I have been renowned in battle; but I never told my name to a foe. Yield to me son of the wave, then shalt thou know, that the mark of my sword is in many a field.' 'I never yielded, king of spears!' replied the noble pride of Carthon: 'I have also fought in war; I behold my future fame. Despise me not, thou chief of men! my arm, my spear is strong. Retire among thy friends, let younger heroes fight.
الصفحة 155 - ... other colours, flying from side to side, and forming a variety of figures and images in different compartments, with admirable art.
الصفحة 105 - By God himself, and as I shall answer to God at the great day, I shall speak the truth : if I do not, may I never thrive while I live ; may I go to hell and be damned when I die ; may my land bear neither grass ' nor corn ; may my wife and bairns never prosper ; may my cows, calves, sheep, and lambs, all perish...
الصفحة 104 - The Gallic Princes are always found in the field of battle, and usually where the fight was hottest. It was, however, a singular custom among the Caledonian chiefs to retire a little distance, and not join in the combat, unless on pressing occasions, when their immediate presence was necessary to inspirit and rally their troops. " When mighty danger rose, then was the hour of the king to conquer in the field.
الصفحة 233 - ... their countrymen, should they be overpowered by the enemy. Thus in action they perform the part both of nimble horsemen and stable infantry ; and by continual exercise and use have arrived at...
الصفحة 280 - ... lodged as they had been in England, France, Italy, or Spain, concerning the time and equivalent for their hunting and pastime, which...

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