The Haunted Homes and Family Traditions of Great Britain

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W.H. Allen & Company, 1886 - 641 Seiten
 

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Seite 515 - The noise subsided, and he was asked if he had anything to say why sentence of death should not be passed upon him.
Seite 535 - O'er Roslin all that dreary night A wondrous blaze was seen to gleam ; 'Twas broader than the watch-fire light, And redder than the bright moonbeam. It glared on Roslin's castled rock, It ruddied all the copse-wood glen ; 'Twas seen from Dryden's groves of oak, And seen from cavern'd Hawthornden.
Seite 298 - I have seen a dreadful vision since I saw you: I have seen my dear wife pass twice by me through this room, with her hair hanging about her shoulders, and a dead child in her arms: this I have seen since I saw you.
Seite 178 - tis held as faith, to their bed of death He comes— but not to grieve. When an heir is born he is heard to mourn, And when aught is to befall That ancient line, in the pale moonshine He walks, from hall to hall. His form you may trace, but not his face, 'Tis shadow'd by his cowl; But his eyes may be seen from the folds between, And they seem of a parted soul.
Seite 603 - But, after an industrious search among his father's papers, an investigation among the public records, and a careful inquiry among all persons who had transacted law business for his father, no evidence could be recovered to support his defence. The period was now near at hand, when he conceived the loss of his lawsuit to be inevitable ; and he had formed...
Seite 177 - I merely mean to say what Johnson said. That in the course of some six thousand years, All nations have believed that from the dead A visitant at intervals appears ; And what is strangest upon this strange head, Is, that whatever bar the reason rears 'Gainst such belief, there's something stronger still In its behalf, let those deny who will.
Seite 86 - He then went close to the place, and said, sternly, " Thou deaf and dumb devil, why dost thou fright these children that cannot answer for themselves ?— come to me in my study, that am a man.
Seite 535 - There are twenty of Roslin's barons bold Lie buried within that proud chapelle; Each one the holy vault doth hold— But the sea holds lovely Rosabelle.
Seite 89 - Several gentlemen and clergymen now earnestly advised my father to quit the house. But he constantly answered: " No; let the Devil flee from me : I will never flee from the Devil.
Seite 299 - Sure, sir, you have slept since I saw you; and this is the result of some melancholy dream, which I desire you to forget, for you are now awake.

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