The bridal of Polmood. Storms. A shepherd's wedding. Country dreams and apparitions. A story of good Queen Bess. Sound morality. Trials of temper. The fords of Callum. The Cameronian preacher's tale

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Blackie & son, 1837
 

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第 125 頁 - And sic a night he taks the road in As ne'er poor sinner was abroad in. The wind blew as 'twad blawn its last; The rattling...
第 117 頁 - The following anecdote somewhat illustrates the confusion and devastation that it bred in the country. — The greater part of the rivers on which the storm was most deadly^ run into the Solway Frith, on which there is a.
第 112 頁 - It is said that for thirteen days and nights the snow-drift never once abated — the ground was covered with frozen snow when it commenced, and during all that time the sheep never broke their fast. The cold was intense to a degree never before remembered ; and about the fifth and sixth days of the storm, the young sheep began to fall into a sleepy and torpid state, and all that were so affected in the evening died over nipht. The intensity of the frost wind often cut them off when in that state...
第 157 頁 - Majesty was like me, money would never come wrong to you, although it were a few days too late ; so I enclose you...
第 113 頁 - The intensity of the frost wind often cut them off when in that state quite instantaneously. About the ninth and tenth days, the shepherds began to build up huge semi-circular walls of their dead, in order to afford some shelter for the remainder of the living; but they availed but little, for about the same time they were frequently seen tearing at one another's wool with their teeth. When the storm abated, on the fourteenth day from its commencement, there was on many a high-lying farm not a living...
第 328 頁 - ... worthy man. His way home lay along the banks of a winding and beautiful stream, and just where it entered his own lands there was a rustic gate, over which he leaned for a little space, ruminating upon earlier days, on his wedded wife, on his children, and finally his thoughts settled on his father-in-law. He thought of his kindness to himself and to many others, on his fulfilment of all domestic duties, on his constant performance of family worship, and on his general reputation for honesty...
第 10 頁 - They all engaged at once, by two and two, and eight of them having been overthrown, the other eight next engaged by two and two, and four of these being cast, two couples only remained. Some of the nobles engaged were so expert at the exercise, and opposed to others so equal in strength and agility, that the contests were exceedingly equal and amusing. Some of them could not be cast until completely out of breath. It had always been observed, however, that Polmood and...
第 333 頁 - I dinna ken a corse light from an elf candle, an elf candle from a will-o'-wisp, and a will-o'-wisp from all other lights of this wide world.' The name of the morass and the woman's name now flashed upon me, and I was struck with amazement and awe. I looked on the widow, and I looked on the wandering piper, and I said, 'Let me look on those corse lights, for God creates nothing in vain; there is a wise purpose in all things, and a wise aim.' And the piper said, 'Na, na; I have nae wish to see ony...
第 303 頁 - Scotland, and took leave of all my friends, with much probability that it would be for the last time, not a man or woman amongst them shed tears at parting with me but yourself. That simple circumstance has never been erased from my memory, nor ever will. And before I left India I made a will, which is safe in the Register-Chamber of Fort William, and whereby, in the event of my dying without a family, you will find yourself entitled to the half of my fortune." " My dear sir, that little pecuniary...
第 303 頁 - There the bad temper flies out again! This Miss Campbell is a sore subject. Would that I had never seen her! The truth is, I must speak my sentiments, and, with regard to her, they are anything but those of approbation." " Why, sir, you're not only blind, but utterly perverse and obstinate. Miss Campbell is the most approved beauty in Edinburgh at the present time; but she is an orphan, and has no fortune — there your antipathy lies! Money is your object! money, money ! — that is manifest. Pray,...

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