Winter Evening Tales: Collected Among the Cottagers in the South of Scotland, Bind 1

Oliver & Boyd, 1821 - 340 sider

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Side 123 - A blank, my lord : She never told her love, But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud, Feed on her damask cheek : she pined in thought ; And, with a green and yellow melancholy, She sat like patience on a monument, Smiling at grief.
Side 151 - In all her length far winding lay, With promontory, creek, and bay, And islands that, empurpled bright, Floated amid the livelier light, And mountains, that like giants stand, To sentinel enchanted land.
Side 213 - Moreover the Lord saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet...
Side 99 - ... catastrophe. Mr. Bell was a gentleman of Annandale, in Dumfriesshire, in the south of Scotland, the proprietor of a considerable estate in that district, part of which he occupied himself. He lost his father when he was an infant, and his mother dying when he was about twenty years of age, left him the sole proprietor of the estate, besides a large sum of money at interest, for which he was indebted, in a great measure, to his mother's parsimony during his minority. His person was tall, comely,...
Side 218 - ... righteousness of Christ to recommend him to the favor of God, or entitle him to eternal life. When a rebel is fully forgiven, he is by that very act restored to the favor of his prince. So, when a penitent, believing sinner is fully forgiven, his very forgiveness restores him to the favor of God, both in this life and that which is to come.
Side 175 - But, indeed, I am not able to carry my goods further to-night." "Then you must leave them, or get a horse to carry them away." " Of all the sweet inflexible beings that, ever were made, you certainly are the chief. But I cannot blame you; your resolution is just and right. Well, well, since no better may be, I must leave them and go search for lodgings myself somewhere else, for, fatigued as I am, it is as much as my life is worth to endeavour carrying them further.
Side 176 - But, oh Richard, I tremble to tell you ! We are all gone, for it is a living pack." " A living pack !" said Richard, staring at Alice, and letting his chops fall down. Richard had just lifted his flail over his head to begin threshing a sheaf; but when he heard of a living pack, he dropped one end of the hand-staff to the floor, and, leaning on the other, took such a look at Alice. He never took such a look at her in his life. " A living pack!" said Richard. "Why, the woman is mad, without all doubt.
Side 179 - ... tempt some people to use stratagems. Now, if we open up this man's pack, he may pursue us for damages to any amount, but if I shoot it what amends can he get of me ? If there is any thing that should not be there, Lord, how I will pepper it ! And if it is lawful goods, he can only make me pay for the few that are damaged, which I will get at valuation ; so, if none of you will acquiesce, I will take all the blame upon myself, and ware a shot upon it.
Side 181 - see what he has here. But I should not call him villain," said he again, softening his tone ; " for he is now gone to answer at that bar where no false witness, nor loquacious orator, can bias the justice of the sentence pronounced on him. He is now in the true world, and I am in the false one.
Side 104 - M'Millan returned quietly to his chamber without awakening any of the family. His pains were gone, but his mind was shocked and exceedingly perturbed ; and, after deliberating until morning, he determined to say nothing of the matter, and to make no living creature acquainted with what he had seen ; thinking that suspicion would infallibly rest on him. Accordingly he kept his bed next morning until his friend brought him the tidings that a gentleman had been murdered at the back of the house during...

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