The Statistical Account of Scotland: Drawn Up from the Communications of the Ministers of the Different Parishes, Band 18

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Seite 504 - William, by the Grace of God, King of Scots,. to all good men of his whole realm, clergy and laity> greeting.
Seite 578 - The town is fortified with an entrenchment, salient angles, and redoubts, which inclose about half a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in width.
Seite 88 - ... with it till overtaken by one of the opposite party, and then, if he could shake himself loose from those on the opposite side who seized him, he ran on: if not, he threw the ball from him, unless it was wrested from him by the other party: but no person was allowed to kick it. The object of the married men was to 'hang it', ie to put it three times into a small hole in the moor, the 'dool...
Seite 392 - It has been thought," says the writer of the Statistical account of St. Ninians. "though it cannot be certainly determined, that the Earl's burn, the Earl's hill, a hill and rivulet in the muirland part of the parish, derived their names from the residence of some feudal Baron or Earl in the neighbourhood of the Carron. It is natural to suppose that Gillies hill, another hill in the muirland part of the parish, derives its name from the name Gill or Gillies.
Seite 123 - Everyone is entertained with a variety of meats and drinks. Not a few return to the dirge, and sometimes forget what they have been doing, and where they are. Attempts have been lately made to provide a remedy for this evil ; but old customs are not easily abolished.
Seite 89 - Scone, which beat the foreigner; and in commemoration of this gallant action the game was instituted. Whilst the custom continued, every man in the parish, the gentry not excepted, was obliged to turn out and support the side to which he belonged; and the person who neglected to do his part on that occasion was fined...
Seite 504 - To be held to him and his heirs, of me and my heirs, in fee and heritage, freely, peaceably, fully and honourably. Rendering thence yearly to my Cham* berlain one pound of pepper at the feast of St Mi* chael.
Seite 631 - To show their gratitude to the saint, and that he might be propitious to continue the virtues of the waters, they put into the well presents, not indeed of any great value, or such as would have been of the least service to him if he had stood in need of money, but such as they conceived the good and merciful apostle, who did not delight in costly oblations, could not fail to accept. The presents generally given were pins, needles...
Seite 61 - Author of the Inquiry into the Nature and Caufes of the Wealth of Nations...
Seite 250 - I could look to that God who has the hearts of all men in His hands...

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